Wednesday Nights – "Organic Family Dinner"


Every Wednesday we are gathering as a church at the dp house from 5pm-7pm to eat together…it’s called “organic family dinner night,” as everyone is asked to bring some kind of organic food to contribute to the night.

This Wednesday marks doing a month of them, and each one seems to bring a few more people…Psalm 133 articulates my heart for why we are doing these dinners, “How good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters live together in harmony!”

I love the family God and seeing His family do life together…if you live in SB/IV join us one of these Wednesdays!

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Children Are A Blessing

“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.” – Psalm 127

The mandate from heaven found in the 1st chapter of the Bible was for God’s children to be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth with His glory…I have not found a verse yet that indicates that God has changed His mind or thinks differently about family and having babies. God is a “family man,” hence from eternity past He has always been a Father – a Father whose heart is to have many sons and daughters.

I am so thankful that God has brought Holly and I to a place of trusting Him with the size of our family…so stoked for Joanna Joy in early May and all the blessings she will bring to our home! It’s amazes me how much love I have for my kids, a glimpse of God’s love for His children.

Thank you Jesus for ambushing me with Your love 10 yrs. ago and setting me free from sin, self, and the the ways of the world…Your love has set me free Jesus and I am honored to be called by Your name, I love you God!

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Love Walks – Isla Vista


Jesus walked around and loved people; so we are doing the same thing in IV.

Every Monday and Friday people from IVC are meeting at the DP House at 4pm and cruising the streets of IV to love people – going out 2 by 2, biblical style.

The three-fold vision is to: greet, meet, and get prayer requests.

Like Jesus, amazing things happen when we make ourselves available and go on walks of love. There is no pressure to do anything besides walk and pray…however, like always when we make ourselves available God does more than we can ask or imagine (Eph 3:20).

On Monday Andy Do and I went out and got several prayer requests, prayed over a few people, and said hi to many…ah, God is good – honored to be used by the King of kings.

Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.” (John 4:34)

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Jeremiah


Here is a pic of Jeremiah last weekend, he is such a great little guy…it’s incredible how much I have learned about the Father heart of God by spending time with my children. Over the years each of them have taught Holly and I more and more what it means to love, live, and laugh. I am honored to be a father of 4, we can’t wait to meet Joanna Joy in early May.

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Daniel & Samuel


Here are some pictures of Daniel playing with Samuel…Daniel lives at the DP House.

Holly and are thankful and blessed to have so many incredible people around our kids to love them, play with them, and teach them about life…raising your kids in a college town was never something I thought I would be doing, but now that we are I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.

Thank you Jesus for Daniel and so many other incredible guys and gals that love your Name and your glory in Isla Vista!

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Glory

Here is a picture of a few of the brothers outside the DP House worshiping the King of kings and enjoying His creation!


“Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” (Jer 29:7)

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Acts 2:42

Ever since IVC was birthed in 2002 we have always had a heart for what we read in the book of Acts…lately God has been speaking to me a ton about us sowing more into what we see in Acts 2:42, in addition to what was happening in the early church as the result of them going out – “And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”

Here is something I passed out to the family yesterday at the gathering:

“The disciples were devoted to the teachings of the apostles, to fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer.” (Acts 2:42)

* More Word – faith comes by hearing
* More Fellowship – family time & retreats
* More Break Bread – eating together
* More Prayer – prayer walks, mon night, upper room, etc

Monday

4 to 5ish (love walks: greet, meet, & prayer
request)……meet at dp house

5:30 to 6:30 (prayer for iv, ivc, and beyond)…prayer shed

Tuesday

4 to 5ish (read the Word together)…..6737 Sueno Rd

Wednesday

5 to 7 (organic dinner night: fruits & veggies)…6686 DP

Thursday

4 to 5:30 (cornhole, chill, & family time)….6737 Sueno Rd

Friday

4 to 5ish (love walks: greet, meet, & prayer
request)……6686 dp house

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Saturday

8 to 10ish (Upper Room)

11 to late (Jesus Burgers)

Sunday

4 – 6 (worship gathering)

6 – late (dinner & family time) 

* Lord willing more retreats

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My Boyz



This weekend I had the kids while Holly went down to the OC for a momma conference…Lord willing she will return by 8pm so I can get out to Jesus Burgers tonight!

One of the guys in the ivc family took these pictures on Friday when we went for a walk – thanks An, you’re a champ!

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Samuel Turns 6

Samuel turned 6 on Sunday! Holly and I could not be more proud and thankful for him, he is such an incredible kid! On Saturday we had a birthday party at our house with the majority of those there being his college-age buddies…you can imagine what the most popular gift among college guys would be (just look at the pictures, he only got 6 of them).




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