Category: Resources


Philippines 2014: How You Can Help

In May 2014, I was contacted by missionaries in the Philippines asking if I would come and share my testimony of God’s grace with the people of the Philippines.  For years, it has been a dream of mine to go to Asia to serve.   I never really thought that I would be able to do that.  I jumped at the opportunity to go and serve with the team at True Love Waits in the Philippines.

I will leave the States on June 22 and return on July 17.  While in the Philippines, I will be speaking at different private and public schools as well as interacting with smaller ministries throughout the country, even one to people who live on a landfill.  I will also be interviewing with different radio and television programs, and, Lord willing, be debuting my first published book, “The Long Walk to the Well” (working title).  I also look forward to, hopefully, serving in Tacloban, the region devastated by last November’s hurricane.

Here are some events already ‘on the books’:

Alliance for the Family Catholic TV (website)

Youth Group and high school chapel at Grace Christian Church (website)

Kalayaan Community Ministries to kids in the dump (website)

Faith, Hope, & Love Kids Ranch (website)

Since announcing this trip, many of you have asked how you can help.  Here’s how:

Accountability vs. Support Groups

This is part 4 in a series on Accountability.  You can find the other posts here.

More and more churches are beginning to form groups to reach out to those suffering from addiction.  They might be called small groups, recovery groups, support groups, redemption groups.  You might drive by a church advertising their recovery groups.  Your counselor may recommend ‘group therapy’ or your youth leader might have a special group that meets after school on Tuesday evenings.

It seems like a great idea.  You get to meet weekly with people who understand where you are.  There is no judgment, just understanding, and you are working together to find freedom.  The curriculum can vary, from a Bible study to steps similar to those in AA.  It is structured, consistent, and focused.  It is exactly what you need.

While support groups do have a certain allure, they are not a substitute for accountability.