NIGHT OF WORSHIP 2015

Starting from a few drawings and then moving to staging I am realizing the power of a team and supporting each others ideas and what a strong team is capable of. I am excited to see our team grow and continue to worship through media after seeing how well our team collaborated on this project.

One of the things that I drew out in our initial staging design was a triangle that was lit by tube lights with a projected image in the middle. This was possibly a very expensive concept as the lighting alone would go into the thousands. Time our worship leader found a way to use LED strips and sting them through transparent tubes to give us the same affect. He hazed the tubes with frosted paint from LOWES and ended up spending about $25 a tube instead of $200-$400.

NIGHT OF WORSHIP 2015 OPENER

One of the things that I have realized is that the posture of worship matters and that it is one of the tools that God has given us to connect with Him in a personal way and in a way that we were made to. Posture is something that can show our passion and personality in a way that we yearn to express. As we hold our night of worship on August 30th this year one of the ways that we plan on bringing there to worship is by showing postures of worship. This video have us a chance to do that.

1791 SUPPLY & CO, NOCONA TEXAS

1791 began as a beacon of light, to be a company that believes that all people are capable of being the best versions of themselves. And that by choosing to make high quality American-made goods that can last you a lifetime, we are reminding people that your life should not revolve around getting the next and greatest thing, and tossing aside that which you had before. We must realize that all that is truly good in our lives is not disposable and we must learn to cherish and care for that which we have. 1791 provides goods for all aspects of your life that are meant to be cherished so that they may stay with you through the many journeys of your life.

THE ISRAEL COLLECTIVE, LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA

The Israel Collective, an initiative of Christians United for Israel, was founded in 2014 by a team of young Christian leaders dedicated to building vibrant relationships between American Christians and the people of the Holy Land.

Our goal is to create a community that walks out the teachings of Jesus by asking how we can love Israelis and Palestinians in a way that makes God smile. As His followers, we are called to take a different path, to love others as He loved them, and to bring joy and life to our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land. This means cultivating living friendships based on love, truth and respect, and enabling our fellow Christians around the world to do the same.

GORILLA TREKKING, RWANDA AFRICA

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda was one of the most amazing things I have ever been apart of. Leaving Kigali to Kinigi meant waking up and leaving at 4:00am to drive 3 hours to Kinigi where I would join a group and guide and start our Trek at the crack of dawn to find the Gorillas. Each of the Gorilla families have an assigned guard who track them daily and protect them from poachers. Right now Rwanda if only one of two places on the globe where Gorilla Treks are possible so the rarity of seeing them was something spectacular. Our guide Francior was one of the funniest most knowledgable guides. He had been tracking the gorillas for almost 30 years and was not above beating his chest, eating bamboo, and speaking gorilla just to show us what we would be experiencing. Francior started by teaching us how to speak gorilla which at first seemed a bit unnecessary, until I found out later while being charged by the BIG MAMA how thankful I was that our guide could speak to her and calm her down. I would absolutely love to go back to Rwanda and see them over and over again, the overwhelming since of awe seeing the most powerful land mammal in front of me grazing in such a beautiful country was astounding.

RUZIZI TIME LAPSE

One of the most beautiful yet terrifying things I have ever experienced was walking through the boardwalk of the tents at Ruzizi Africa where the only light that is seen is the light from the stars, and the only sounds you hear are the animals and your own breath. This timelapse of the night sky in Ruzizi only touches the beauty the Father shows in the night sky.