People Amaze Me – from Tim MLM Executive Director

I know it’s hard to tell from this small photo, but that’s Orie Clayton, and, yes, he is down in a drainage portal. Why? We were playing disc golf and Orie was playing his disc from where it landed. We urged him to play from outside the hole, but he wouldn’t. He wanted the challenge, and he has honor and integrity. Orie’s team didn’t win. I can’t...

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“I see Heaven” – from Tim MLM Executive Director

My family and I drove out to eastern Virginia for two days in August. The summer was busy, no doubt. I’m not a beach guy, but we spent early evening, waiting for sunset, at First Landing State Park. I sat on a bench on the walkway leading from the parking lot to the beach, reflecting on the summer. The breeze on my face and the fading light of an August day,...

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Pursue the Vision – from Amy at MLM Equip

This summer I met with a few of our high school Equip students from RCS. We talked about our morning meetings, what they liked, what we could do better etc. The conversation then took an exciting turn when one young lady suggested we do something after school that would include their friends that don’t know Jesus. YES. What a great idea. This is something I...

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Long Suffering – from Shiron at MLM Warehouse

This summer, was my first summer here at the Warehouse. Over the course of this summer, I’ve had the privilege to meet and minister to, a vast amount of new faces. I’ve been strengthen and stretched all at the same time. I’ve seen first-hand, why being long suffering is so important. When my flesh said enough is enough, this summer, my spirit...

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Faithfulness over Time – from Andrew MLM Ministries Director

I’ve been blessed by Shiron Terrell’s faithfulness over time. Beginning in July, he opened the Warehouse every weekday this summer. Those first weeks yielded between 3 and 7 children each day. Shiron prepped 20,000 square feet, for 3 children, but you would never know if he was disappointed. Shiron bounds from room to room, putting away board games, pulling out...

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She Almost Didn’t Come to Camp – from Tammy at MLM Elementary

Precious is a young lady who has a spunky personality and loves to tell stories. It had been at least a year since I saw her last, so I was surprised when I saw her walk through the door that Monday afternoon with her luggage ready to go to camp. Later that day after we got to camp Precious told me that she almost called her grandma to come get her, because none of...

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Great End to Summer – from Stephanie at MLM High

The weekend of August 12-14 tied up my summer in a pretty little bow. It was shocking, surprising, eye opening and full of love. I took some PHS student leaders on a retreat to the mountains. We were blessed by a sweet supporter to use their gorgeous home. Our focus was on their school, what they like and dislike about it. We discussed how our club could bring...

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Walk In Truth – from Mark at MLM Middle

As I look back over the busy summer, I thank God for His blessings on our middle school ministry. We spent a week getting to know rising 6th graders in their last elementary camp. We spent another week with our student volunteers learning more about their story and sharing our story and God’s story. We spent another week ministering alongside these student...

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Called Me Higher – from Mikaela MLM summer intern

As summer ends I’m already finding myself stuck with that same typical question, “How was your summer?!” Except, this year my answer is not so typical.  How was my summer?  It really isn’t something I’ve been able to accurately describe yet- and never will!  I’ve been asked almost weekly what my favorite part of working with MyLifeMatters has been...

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Building Relationships – from Cristina at MLM Middle

Summer began with a full-in-every-sense week of Elementary Camp Refuge, where Mark & I got to know a group of six rising 6th graders very well. We played and laughed and swam and shared our stories, as we learned about God offering us a “safe place”. A couple weeks later we got to see some of those same students again when Brett & Barbara organized a...

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First Day – from Andrew at South

Our first MLM club at South was like a family reunion. “Great to see you.” “Wow, you’ve gotten taller.” Nearly everyone from my team last year returned, and those fourth-graders were FULL of excitement. We sang, ate, talked, played, read, and before I knew it, 2 hours flew by and I handed off students back to their parents. When I walked one of my guys...

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Something is right about this…. – from Tim MLM Executive Director

When 90 children are singing Psalm 91 at the top of their lungs, something is right about that. When they are hanging on every word the chapel speaker is saying, something is right about that. When they are actively engaging in biblical discussions with one another and their small group leader, something is right about that. When a child lays the Bible down and...

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