Archive for April, 2014

Apr 5

Hot Dogs for SNAP! Sunday April 6th After Both Services!

Hot Dogs for SNAP 2014

This coming Sunday, plan for your lunch time to help mobilize our church planters headed to North Africa as part of our Sunrise North Africa Partnership (SNAP).

Hot Dog purchase includes chips, cookie and lemonade or water.  Lunch will be served after both services in the courtyard.  $3 per dog, or 4 for $10.   All proceeds go to send out workers into the harvest fields.  Be sure to drop by and support our church planters!

And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.  (Luke 10:2 ESV)


Apr 3

Upcoming Navajo Rez Work Trips for 2014! First One April 12th

2014 | by Clint | Category: Global,Local,Native American,Trips

Want to get your hands dirty and your heart encouraged?  Want to use your time and engergy to bless our Native American Partners in the gospel?  Want to be blessed as you serve Western Indian Ministries (WIM) alongside other DSC folks?

Our Native American Partnership leaders have put together a schedule of work trips and/or wood cutting trips for 2014.  Would you like to go?  See below for details, and email Lee Scott to ask questions or get involved in one of the trips.

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Work trip coordinator Lee S. of DSC writes:

We have several trips planned throughout the year.

The dates are:

  • April 12th
  • May 17th
  • June 21st
  • August 16th
  • October 18th

We are scheduling our first one to Window Rock, NM for Saturday, April 12th. This will be a Day Trip, leaving from DSC at 7:00am and planning to return by 7:00 pm. Part of the reason for the long day is that we will be working on completing interior demolition on an older building that will be remodeled into a new Dorm at Wester Indian Ministries (by definition, we have no place to stay). Depending upon need, we can take a 15 passenger van to get folks to the project.

The April 12th Trip will be heavy on demolition and clean up- we will be removing material and placing it into a dumpster and/or trailer for haul-off. Tools needed will be those associated with destruction… sledge hammers, pry bars, wheelbarrows and the like will be very useful. Clint will be advertising this trip, and the future efforts, in the Church Bulletin Mission, Blog, etc.

If you can’t attend this one perhaps another will fit your schedule, with a little more time to plan.

Email me, Lee, to get invovled with one of the next work trips of 2014.


comp tunnel rat Todd Krueger comp planning comp Mike Brown comp Lee Scott  comp DSC WIM team

Apr 1

Baby Faces for SNAP – (the Beginning of a Hairy Adventure)

Of course, on April fools day, we must highlight some of the shenanigans for SNAP (aka Beards for SNAP).  We kicked off the first ever Beards for SNAP this past Saturday, March 29th here at Desert Springs.  Twelve or so guys were able to attend, with a few more who registered unable to make the Mob Shave.

After chewing on some breakfast tacos for a bit, we were suprised to see Mr. G, church planter headed to North Africa, but currently studying language in Europe appear over FaceTime on the laptop.  He shared how thankful he was for all of the love and support coming from DSC as they’ve transitioned to the field, and especially for these Hairy Face efforts over the next several months.  We were able to pray specifically for them and the serious upcoming challenges they face in 2015 when they head into a city of a few hundred thousand, with no workers, and only two known believers.  May God use them to bring salvation to His elect in this city.

It’s not too late to register and join us.  Just get registered.  Get some pledges.  And Get growing.

Follow the shenanigans on twitter (@KeepABQBeard) and this blog.

Enough words.  Check out the photos:



The twelve pray for Mr. G joining us over FaceTime (Skype) from Europe


Let’s get to work.

Both Charlton Heston and Moses think beards are godly.

Small blade, big plans.


Kiss that beard goodbye… for now.


Beard grower in training. Calm down… we took the blades out.


Two Face. DSC style.

Beards clean

Who’s Beard will bring God in the most glory cash?