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Day One in Kenya

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He must become greater; I must become less.

Tonight as we sat in our evening debrief the team talked about this verse in John 3:30. What does that mean? He must become greater; I must become less.

I found myself thinking about what it could have felt like to be John at that moment. Up until this time, he was the one who was baptizing people and leading this ministry. And now Jesus is on the other side of the river baptizing people. John’s response to his disciples is humbling…”A person can receive only what is given them from heaven. You yourselves can testify that I said, I am not the Messiah but am sent ahead of him.’ The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom's voice. That joy is mine, and it's now complete. He must become greater; I must become less.”

The thought strikes me, how easy is it for serving to become more about me. What I am doing versus how I am stepping into what God plan is and what brings Him glory.

We shared as a team tonight about how this plays out as we are here serving in Grogan. How can we become less and Christ become more? As I sat in the thought, It reminds me of the freedom that comes when this becomes the goal. By letting go of my expectations, my goals, my plan and the need for my affirmation. I can live free in knowing this isn’t about me; it’s about Him and His glory.

After our first day spent in orientation on the Ministry of Missions of Hope International, the team is excited to step out tomorrow and begin serving. We are praying that God becomes greater than our team over the next ten days. We are laying down our desires at His feet and embracing His purpose for our team.

6 ways to Engage at Rock the Block

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June 15th @ 6:30 p.m. 
This year we are kicking things off with a community prayer event. Our E91 Prayer Ministry is helping host a Prayer Walk. Bring your friends, family or LifeGroup and pray through our guided prayer card on our campus, in Sahm's Park, in an apartment complex or at the mall. Don't have someone who can join you? Join on of our Prayer Team leaders as they lead groups through the prayer walk. Sign up here.


June 16th - Activities starting at 7 p.m. movie starts at dusk.

MOPS is hosting this fun family-friendly event with games and activities before the film, including an animal show with Hedgehog Hannah! There will be popcorn, snow cones and water before our featured film Zootopia. Don't forget to reserve your spot by registering here


June 17th between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. depending on the shift you choose

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful is partnering with E91 to help clean up the trash that is hiding the incredible community of Castleton. Register to serve during the morning shift or afternoon shift, get your gloves and map as you head out to your designated area for clean up. This event is for all ages. Families with children are assigned to areas for clean up in Sahm's Park or on the outskirts of the Castleton Mall parking lot. Sign up for a time slot here


June 17th from 9 a.m. to noon

Shepherd Community Center is taking on a God-sized project this summer as they work to help fix the homes in their neighborhood. They are looking for help in surveying the needs in their community. You will start off with a quick training session before you head out with your team leader to survey the community. Volunteers must be 16 or older to serve in this project. Register to help here.


June 18th between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. depending on the role you volunteer for.

Putting on a block party for 1000+ people has a lot of moving pieces. Consider helping us set up, welcome new people, keep an eye on the inflatable games or kids activities, or clean up. Help us make this block party a fun and inviting event for our neighbors as we create an environment that connects them to the community at E91. Sign up to serve here.


June 18th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Enjoy a block party for everyone! Register to get your Food Truck coupon and let the games begin! From a life-size Hungry Hungry Hippo game to the Cherry Bomb students and parents will be having just as much fun as they kiddos in the inflatables area. Enjoy competition? Register a team for the 5-on-5 basketball tourney or the disc golf tourney

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