Jesus Burgers

Here are a few pictures taken by a beautiful sister in Christ from the Jesus Burgers night…before we serve them up their is a process of getting them ready, along with some other stuff. These pictures are from the before time…it has been such an amazing year of watching the love of God touch so many lives in so many tangible ways. God is good, honored to serve the King of glory!




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Family Time


This is a picture is from last Sunday…church is a family, I am stoked to be a part of one that loves Jesus and people so well.  Our friends Bryan and Mercedes, along with their son Patrick are in this picture. The two of them spoke last week at the gathering…we had an incredible time of ministry afterwards, heaven on earth!

Here is their website: http://www.graceworldmission.org/

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The 2 Shall Become 1


I had the honor and privilege of officiating Nate & Derika’s wedding two Saturdays ago…it was a beautiful miracle to be a part of, watching two lives become one. I never cease to be amazed at how tangible the presence of God is when two of His children decide to enter into the covenant of marriage together.

“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.”

Derika is a close friend of ours and has been a part of IVC family from the beginning…she is a pillar of faithfulness, we are so thankful for her faith, hope, and love. And we are beyond stoked to see her marry such an incredible man of God in our brother Nate!

Check out Derika’s blog for great stories over the years about Jesus Burgers and other related info concerning Isla Vista: http://derikabrendsel.blogspot.com/

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Joanna Joy

Joanna Joy was born on May 12th @ 3:48pm – 7.2lbs / 19in
The labor was beautiful – full of Heavens peace, joy, & love 
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6686 Del Playa


This is a picture of the home where we serve the Jesus Burgers out of every Saturday night…7 gals live at the top and 8 guys live at the bottom. Please don’t forget to lift this home up in prayer, as it’s a beckon of light in the midst of a dark city!

I realized the other day, as I was reflecting about my last 10yrs in IV, that I have more hope than ever of seeing this city redeemed and become a praise in all the earth! As the Word says: “where sin increases, grace abounds all the more.”

Thanks to everyone of you who pray for IV and the work of God in this land…the prayers are being heard and answered, keep them coming for the saints to not grow weary of doing good and for the lost sheep to come home!

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21)

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A Few Pics by Hope

On Sunday one of the gals took a risk, something I am always encouraging, and allowed Hope to use her nice camera to take pictures (lol)…Holly and I feel incredibly blessed to watch our children grow up around men and women of faith.

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen…And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” (Heb 11:1,6)




* all of these pictures were taken by Hope, besides the one of her.

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