What's Happening?

Life on the road is never boring! Whether it's a birthday party or a fall outing, read these articles to hear about the recent fun the team has been having.

Meet Nate Loggans

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Meet one our newest team members, Nate Loggans. Hailing from Watertown, WI, Nate enjoys sports, theology, and web design. As Nate joins the team he will be serving in music, the children’s program, and as our website coordinator. Meet Nate in this video.

 

Meet Jessica Garrison

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Meet Jessica Garrison, one our newest team members. Hailing from Wisconsin, Jessica enjoys music, running, and coffee. Jessica will be joining the team as our new pianist and music coordinator. Meet Jessica in this video.

   

Meet Aaron Boyce

boyce_pageMeet one our newest team members, Aaron Boyce. Hailing from South Carolina, Aaron loves the Clemson Tigers, coffee, theology, and the local church. Aaron will be a good addition to the team as he serves in the music program and as Will's personal assistant. Meet Aaron in this video.

 

Labor Day 2013

laborday_pageBeing from the northeast, I did not know what mountains looked like, but since arriving to Salt Lake City (SLC) that has changed. We as a team recently had the honor of playing the best game in the world, Ultimate Frisbee, in the middle of the SLC valley surrounded by mountains on Labor Day!

The day started out as the team was reminded of our oneness in Christ! It was a perfect start to going out into the community and experiencing this unity first hand. As Aaron and I went to the University of Utah (The U) to pick up some students, we were hoping for a few students, but after getting there and finding none we were slightly discouraged. This discouragement was quickly reversed as Aaron spotted one of the guys he invited and with him eight guys and two girls. After taking these unexpected visitors, we made a second trip and picked up a few grad students and joined the others for a cookout. We cooked hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers and even a steak. It was a true northerner’s barbeque as we spent the day laughing and enjoying each other over food and fun.

In the midst of this activity we were able to invite each of the students to Gospel Grace’s Community Groups held all over the city and several seemed very interested. As we talked to Mormons, Hindus and evolutionists, my heart was encouraged to talk to one woman that was dropping off her daughter from Nigeria. This lady told me about Christianity in her country and how everything they receive is a gift from God. In this women’s country every gift is asked for through prayer and fasting. I was convicted by my constant selfishness in acting as though I have a right for anything I have. Truly everything good is from the Lord! (James 1:17 ) The picnic and games we experienced on Labor Day were truly a good and perfect gift from the Lord. The connections we made in the community and the people we were able to fellowship with were God-given. We serve a great God who is worthy to be praised!

- Stephanie Greenwood

   

The Color Run

colorrunpageRunning is an enjoyable hobby for many individuals, but yet it is an arduous task for many others. Regardless of an individual’s personal feelings toward running, anyone can enjoy and have fun in a Color Run.

I had heard about the Color Run before the team came to Salt Lake City, but I had never had the opportunity to participate in one. Recently, some of the team and some members of Gospel Grace Church were able to participate in the famous and very enjoyable Color Run. This nationally known event takes place in many different cities across the nation, but recently it came to Salt Lake City. This event had over 6,000 participants, as individuals would run 5 kilometers (3.2 miles) while entering different color stations along the way. Each station would greet a runner with powder or liquid that would stick to an individual and his clothes. After being plastered by yellow, purple, orange, pink, and blue, the participant would now look like a mobile rainbow. This event not only allowed us to get dirty, enjoy the City of Salt Lake, and have fun, but it also allowed us to have a great time of community with fellow believers from Gospel Grace Church. This event would not have been as enjoyable if not for the community of believers from Gospel Grace; it was kind of the Lord to allow us to participate in this event together.

- Nate Loggans

 

Lilly's Birthday

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Pull out the balloons, games, gift bags, and you better not forget the ice-cream cake, it is time to celebrate the birthday of Lilly Galkin! The team and some close friends in Salt Lake City recently joined together in honor of the enjoyable and lovable Lilly Galkin.

This time of celebration was filled with fun and games as we played Ultimate Frisbee, soccer, and laser-tag. As with all birthday parties, this event would not have been complete without gifts and cake. Lilly enjoyed receiving gifts and diving into her mint-chocolate chip ice-cream cake, but as the tradition of the Galkin team, we expressed our thankfulness to God in what He has done to change Lilly this past year. This time of thankfulness serves as an encouragement, but also as a rebuke. We know that change in someone is a work of God! As the evening ended, Lilly had truly come out on top as she claimed the title of laser-tag champ and the birthday girl.

   

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