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May 22, 2018

NatCon18 – WELCOME


please enjoy this update from teenpact national convention DAY 1 – Monday, May 21   Welcoming cheers sounded across campus as hundreds of TeenPacters gathered at Lee University for National Convention. The joyful shouts mixed with a few nervous laughs and shy smiles filled the air as first time students checked-in alongside seasoned NatCon alumni. […]

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May 20, 2018

Prepare Your Heart for National Convention 2018


National Convention is almost here. How does that make you feel? Excited? Overwhelmed? Are you ready? No? Take a moment. Breathe. In. Out. In. Out. Rest. National Convention is almost here, and you need to breathe. You need to rest.   But you can’t rest. You’ve been striving and striving. You’ve been searching. You’ve been […]

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May 17, 2018

#NatCon18 – Join Us From Home


National Convention is just around the corner and we are gearing up for the largest event of the TeenPact year and we couldn’t be more excited. You may be reading this and thinking, “Oh, how I wish I had registered for National Convention!” Never fear. We understand. Because not everyone will be able to join […]

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May 10, 2018

When Losing Hurts


TeenPact National Elections are right around the corner. This has given me nearly a year to reflect on my own experience with the election process.   Wow. What a journey. Over a year ago, I had decided that running for President would be an adventure and a challenge that God wanted me to boldly embrace. […]

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May 02, 2018

My Friend, Jimmy Brazell


Jimmy Brazell continues to inspire me.   I met Jimmy when we were volunteering with TeenPact for the first time. We were both attending the ministry’s inaugural Staff Training event and quickly became friends. Providence would have it that we would staff together not once, not twice, but three times that year. Jimmy lived life […]

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April 27, 2018

A Judicial Journal


It’s finally summer! My friends are sunburnt and applying for seasonal jobs, and today I finished my Judicial homework. My mom gave me this notebook and suggested I jot down some thoughts at the end of each day.   Day 1 – Sunday Today I flew by myself for the first time. At the Richmond […]

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April 19, 2018

The Stories of National Convention


There’s nothing quite like arriving at National Convention.   After surviving those last few minutes of driving (which are the longest part of the trip), you swing your car door open, and you’re greeted by a hot Tennessee breeze and hundreds of excited strangers. Even for the most extroverted of us, this sea of faces […]

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February 19, 2018

To Celebrate or Not to Celebrate


Maybe it’s you. Maybe it’s a friend. Maybe it’s someone on television or a viral video on the gram.   There’s a lot of hate for the President of the United States.   Everyone has their favorite and least favorite presidents. President Reagan is adored by conservatives, while President Obama is heralded as one of […]

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February 07, 2018

Burn Brightly


This year, Alex and I have been incredibly humbled and blessed to serve as your TeenPact President and Vice President. As your elected officials, we have sought to take full advantage of the incredible platform that has been entrusted to us. Over the past semester, we have been blown away by that each elected official […]

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February 01, 2018

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January 31, 2018

By Our Love


They will know us by our love.   Never has this sentence made more sense in my life than this last semester of my life.   I have been blessed. I grew up in a Christian family and was involved in our local church, speech and debate, and of course, TeenPact. Each of these groups are […]

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January 22, 2018

For the Dreamers


I had it all planned. I knew exactly what I was going to write, but God placed something new on my heart very recently, and I need to share it with you.   I have been a dreamer my entire life.   There is so much in this world that I want to see and […]

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January 14, 2018

Apart from Christ, We are Nothing


Suitcases in hand, dog-eared staff manuals stuffed into bags, and hearts full, staffers headed home today with the theme of Staff Training 2018 fresh in their minds –– apart from Christ, we are nothing.     As the week opened, Serena Walker and Johnny Leifheit, Directors of Staff Development, inviting staff to “ask questions, think […]

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January 12, 2018

Staff Training Begins


  Staff Training 2018 has begun! Staff arrived from all across the country, and TeenPact buzzwords were falling like the East Texas rainstorm that hung over the camp in Tyler, Texas today.   Staff Training has become a cornerstone event for TeenPact since its inception seven years ago, and on Wednesday, over 170 staff members came together […]

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January 08, 2018

Stay Salty


If you’re like me, you probably heard at least one sermon about “salt and light” growing up. And if you’re like me, you probably don’t recall the “salt” part being addressed nearly as much as the “light”.   Around nine months ago, I noticed that while I could tell you all about being “the light […]

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January 02, 2018

Show Me


Since last October God has blessed me with a job as a barista at Starbucks. I love my job because the work environment allows me to be creative. I enjoy getting to know (most of) the regular customers that come in, and I really like working with and getting to know my co-workers.   Recently […]

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