Saturday, March 10, 2012
Lord willing, Saturday Mach 31st 2012 we will be having our third annual Fight the good Fight 1 on 1 bboy battle at Calvary Chapel East Anaheim in the gym. The doors will open at noon and the battles will start at 1pm. Currently we have For the Love crew coming out from Phoenix,AZ and bboy Lem from Philly. Please be praying for this event: Souls saved, God glorified, protection from enemy, and Unity! Check out the flyer and come make it out to this event!!!
Monday, March 5, 2012
Well, I (Josh) had the privilege to go to Dallas Texas for a long weekend to see how Break Free is doing over there and to spend some time with Mike (bishop) and Ellen Swalley. I was so encouraged and thankful for how things have been going in Dallas. Mike is a great friend and co-partner in this ministry. Mike has done an awesome job at pouring into young guys at the Lions Den. The Lions Den meets at a house that is a Christian run ministry to help young men in the more lower class areas. Mike has been pouring into three of these young guys (daniel,Giovani,Carlos) by teaching them Gods Word and breakdancing. I was very impressed with how respectful and loving these young high schoolers were with everyone. I think of the words the Lord spoke when He said " People will know you are my disciples by your love for one another." Then we also went to another practice where Mike reaches out to Bboys at UTD (univeristy of texas Dallas) and this practice is more evangelism focused in which Christ is being shared to other bboys. Overall, I was very blessed to see what the Lord is doing through Mike and Ellen. Please pray that when Mike and Ellen plan to leave Texas in a couple years that they would be able to enturst the ministry to other faithful workers to continue Dallas Break Free. " And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses, entrust to reliable men who also will be qualified to teach others. " 2 Timothy 2:2
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Break Free had the great opportunity to serve in the lower class area of Watts in the Los Angeles area. Tim (veritaz) had already been serving there on his own and invited us to come out to break dance and reach out to the community with the gospel. So we were able to teach bboying to the kids there and it lasted about three hours! We did a workshop, battles, and a cypher. The kids absolutely loved learning how to bboy and would show off their moves to us. Since it was our first time there, we really wanted to live out the gospel to these kids and build their trust. We were able to hand out many of our bboy gospel tracts and DVDS. Praise the Lord for his faithfulness and open doors to proclaim Christ crucified!
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The last week of 2011, Calvary Chapel East Anaheim hosted a winter VBS talent camp for kids. There was art, dance, tech, basketball, drama, and break dancing. Break Free was able to help teach breakdancing and Gods Word for the week to ages ranging from 5 up to 14. It was a lot of fun! The camp was centered around the gospel of Jesus Christ and how you can use your talents to bring God glory. It was fun but a lot of work as we had about 30+ kids in our class. They learned top rock, floorwork, power moves, and freezes. Everyday the kids were so excited to learn new moves and study the Bible. Tim (Veritaz) Munther was able to help us out for a couple days as well and he even taught a Bible study. Then the last day of the week we put on a talent show for the parents/family. The kids had a lot of energy and fun doing it(Watch the video). Then the gospel was preached that night and praise the Lord kids and even adults repsponded to receive Christ as Lord! One of the kids in my class wanted a Bible and we gave him one. It was the first Bible he has ever had. It was a great week and to God be the glory!
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Well, my good friend Mike Swalley (Bishop)and ministry partner, got married last Friday the day after thanksgiving to Ellen. It was an awesome time and it took place in Oswego, IL outside of Chicago. It’s so great to see the hand of God in Mikes life with how He brought him and Ellen together at the perfect time. Mike and Ellen met at Dallas Theological Seminary and hit it off quickly! After a few dates, and a few months later, they were married. So, at the wedding there was some great bboying going on. Bishop and his groomsmen were wearing converse tennis shoes with their outfits. So I (josh) had to bring my dancing shoes also. Bishop and I had a fun 3 round battle against each other. Praise the Lord Mike and Ellen are now one ! “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.” -Proverbs 18:22
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Break Free has been extremely busy over the past month or so. We have been able to dance and share the gospel at many different schools. Calvary Chapel Las Vegas, San Juan Capistrano Valley Christian, Foothill high, University High and Woodbridge high are all of the different schools we have served at. A couple of schools have been Christian and others have been public. But it’s been amazing to see the amount of students who have attended these outreaches. At Foothill High we had around 450 students hear the gospel, while a few responded to receive Christ personally. At Woodbridge there were probably around 150 students who heard and many were saved. We ran out of Bibles to give out because so many wanted to have a Bible afterwards. One student wanted a bible and we didn’t have any left. But I had some in my car so my friend Kyle ran out and grabbed it for him. He was willing to be late to class so that he could get a copy of God’s Word! I encourage you to watch the videos just to see the amount of students who came, the Lord is so good! And to be forward, we saw almost 20 students at Capistrano Valley Christian receive Jesus as Lord. It was amazing to watch the Lord convict and draw many young people to himself. I am so pumped to see God moving it great ways and also that we are still able to go to public schools in California preaching the Gospel! Please continue to pray that the Lord would raise up workers for this harvest. “The harvest is plentiful and the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” –Luke 10:2