Good Monday to all! Thanks for joining us in prayer today and this week!
This week our prayer will focus on the hundreds of students going on globalX trips this year, in honor of Andy Stanley’s message yesterday (You’ll be Glad You Did, Part 1) focused on students. (To listen to the message visit http://www.northpoint.org/messages starting tomorrow.)
In 2013 we are sending students on the following trips, along with parents and small group leaders:
March and June El Salvador Family Trips (35 students and parents)
2 July El Salvador Trips (50 North Point InsideOut students and leaders)
July PhilippinesContinue Reading
Today in the United States we celebrate Presidents’ Day. Presidents’ Day is often seen as one of those obscure holidays that many people know as just another day when their kids are out of school, retailers offer some great deals, and they can’t go to the bank. However, it is popularly recognized as the day we honor George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, since their birthdays are both in February (Feb 22 and 12, respectively). The day is sometimes understood as a celebration of the birthdays and lives of all U.S. presidents.
We thought we would take aContinue Reading
Check out the blog from our Browns Bridge Service Programming team while they’re in Brazil this week!Continue Reading
Our 2012 trips are being posted online as I type this, so check out the complete list later on today! Starting today, you can apply for a trip to 1 of over 20 locations. We are sending trips this year to serve our overseas church partners as they work to create churches that unchurched people love to attend, and we have service trips that will be working with at-risk families, orphans, and community leaders.
We can’t wait to fill up every available spot in 2012, so act now, because we have less than 1000 spots to fill!Continue Reading
One of the things I love about our globalX trip teams is that they extend well beyond the people that actually go on a trip. They obviously extend to any and all people who are praying for the team members. They also extend to anyone who supported the team financially. And once you go on your trip the trip family easily extends to the people you serve and spend your time with overseas. (For our trip, that was the awesome staff, volunteers, and attendees at Capela da Graca in Londrina, Brazil.) Trip families also extend to husbands, wives, children, momsContinue Reading
This entry is a compilation of stories from each of our partner churches. Every once in awhile it’s great to hear stories and get updates from our church partners, and see the cool things that God is doing all over the world! In addition, please pray for our church partners after reading these updates. Their work is constant and exhausting, and they need our prayer support as they work to create churches that unchurched people love to attend.
Lorenzo and his team hosted nearly 100 people at an event recently. They have been doing their version of Kidstuf called
(This post was written by one of the staff members at Capela Da Graca in Londrina, Brazil.)
This past April, Capela da Graca (Londrina – Brazil) hosted another NPCC globalX team. We have hosted a number of teams before, and we’ve learned that some teams come to teach, some to train, some to help us start or improve, some simply come to work hard, very hard! One thing they all have in common though. All of them come to change lives.
This last team was special. It came to help us face one of our greatest challenges: Struggling Couples! ThereContinue Reading
My team has been back from Brazil for 18 hours. All of us are already back in our normal day to day routine. One of our team members had to head back out of town this morning for his job! Imagine how hard that was after ten days of missing his wife and daughters!
It’s funny to think where we were one week prior to today. Londrina had just come alive to us a week ago. After arriving on Saturday evening we spent Sunday going to church and then exploring the city. It seemed like a ghost time, even thoughContinue Reading
Substantialicious (noun) the weight of something when you weigh it with your tongue.
There are certain commodities that are abundant in Brazil, such as coffee, chocolate and fresh squeezed juices of all kinds. Our team has been blessed with experiencing a myriad of new flavors this week. These culinary delights start with the morning’s breakfast buffet, continue with second breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner and snack. (Do Brazilians really eat like this or are they catering to the stereotype of Americans? We are enjoying it all so much that we are afraid to ask! Who knew there were so many varieties of sweet!Continue Reading
This is Ken (with the help of Sarah) again, blogging for the globalX Brazil Groups Team.
Today, we awoke to a slight rain. As the day progressed this turned into a steady heavy rain. The team of four had gotten in pretty late so no one was up very early. We met for breakfast and then met again for a strategy session @ 10am. We then broke into teams again for another couple of hours of planning/preparation. We got a call from Paulo (Capela’s Senior Pastor) asking us to go to lunch. After a nice, relaxing meal we spent theContinue Reading