Monday, August 1, 2016

August Already

God Bless you all!

Get over your Monday blues, get ready and go! haha I'm preaching to myself too. Before all that, don't forget to start your day off with prayer. Before you get ready, eat, or even get your Starbucks...Start things off on the right food, by putting God first. 





Scripture of the day:

Matthew 6:33 " But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."


Some of you might be wondering if I know any other scriptures, since I reference this one so often... well as a matter of fact I do! I can quote roughly 5 more! Boom.






Joking aside...Simply put, it settles it. The uncertainty, anxiety, and fear that comes from a young person with ambitions, not sure of how things will all work out or come to fruition. God says, just put me first. That's our job, he will take care of the rest. (God will always do his part)



Have a great day, I'm taking requests on blog topics so send them my way. Except in the area of marriage, can't help you there.....Yet ;)


God Bless,

Elias 
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

My Last Camp as a Camper! Part 1

   

Okay ya'll so I have been going to church camps for as long as I can remember. It all started when a friend of mine convinced me to go to Donkey Rock! (Shout Out to Fresno)...It was a big deal for me because I was sort of an introvert and feared if my friend was caught up talking to his friends, I would be forced to...(GASP) meet new people lol...I'm going to try and do a multi post blog on this so I can take my time...For now I'll leave you with this pic...From last years camp, Team 2 will always hold a place in my heart...You had to be on the team to really understand what a ride it was, that ultimately culminated in receiving first place. :)



 

Special recognition to the ladies of this team. They gave it their all and I was so proud of them. So stick with me as I pull together my best memories..A little bit of DK camp...But mostly PCC.


God Bless
-Elias
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Monday, May 23, 2016

How is everyone doing?

Anyone going to CAMP?!


-Pacific Coast Camp to be exact.....


I'm looking forward to it, its a special time for kids and their families to enjoy a week of awesome church and activities...It's worth every penny so do the best you can to make it there.




Btw.... I miss the days of consistent blog posts :(


God Bless you all!


Much Love,


-Eli
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Monday, March 7, 2016

Full Circle

Good Morning,

Hope you all had a great weekend! At least for today only, most of southern California is experiencing heavy rain. Yes, rain. I had anticipated today's forecast thanks to my weather app. So while doing some shopping at Home Depot, I scooped one of these up

Image result for unbrellalol! I can't remember the last time I bought one.


The problem with this weather is that we don't know how to handle it. We simply don't know how to drive in the rain, like a 16 year old borrowing his dads muscle car to run an errand. Imagine, a sea of first time drivers! That is what you get when it rains in L.A. 

Image result for rain traffic LA

Moving along.....

This past Sunday, I helped one of the youth leaders at our church teach the youth class lesson. It was her lesson plan and I just tried to find random ways to help her because I felt like the guy getting paid to not really do anything. So I would hold any and all print outs she printed, greet the kids, collect the offering etc. Organize things that didn't really need much organizing..lol I had helped with Sunday school before but never the youth class, so I did some observing and took a lot of mental notes. I have a few weeks to prepare my own lesson and after observations I came to the following conclusion: We need an alter call in those rooms, them kids are something else. lol Maybe the reason why they don't do that is because you would have to haul wooden benches up a couple flight of stairs. lol! In all honesty, I enjoyed it and count it an honor. That age range is such a crucial time in a persons life. God bless all the Sunday School teachers! amen.

Tis all for now,  Hope to see you at Oncourse, PCC and other meetings soon to come.


Have a nice day/week/month/year/life

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-Elias
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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Christmas not "X-mas"

Good day to you all!



   I recognize there has been a little absence of posts here. All is well, hope you all had a wonderful Christmas time with your loved ones this far!.....I enjoyed watching all the youngsters open up there gifts, as usual I waited till the last minute to complete all my shopping but it all turned out well. [Random Insert] I had Chick-Fil-A today, somewhere I don't normally eat at. They have officially won me over! So.....



I was really hungry as a result of day-after Christmas sales, so you have to take this with a grain of salt. lol Anyways, I am looking forward to the new year. For all you regular Pacific Coast Camp Alumni. lol This upcoming camp year will be my last one as a camper :(



With a new year, bring new goals. We have been reaping the harvest of a big evangelistic push this past year, as our Shepard has had the burden we share. A new challenge was issued this past week, one that calls for more bible studies. Lord willing, my friend and I have one lined up!!  :). Thought I'd wrap this post up on that note, so God bless you all and have a good night!

-Elias
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Sunday, April 12, 2015

From: Elias Martinez

Good Afternoon :)


I see my log in information has been compromised.


Fixed.....Happy Friday to you all!  Were getting close to summer people, hang in there.....   I'll have to start posting regularly again, stay tuned ;)




-Eli
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mostly West Coast :)




Good Morning!

  I didn't take that many West Coast Pictures I was a little preoccupied ;) 


  The week before West Coast we had a fellowship meeting in Santa Paula. The service was awesome, Bro. Tim Brown Preached. It was good seeing everyone's favorite guy, Victor Storm. He did a great job leading service and even sang a special. 









The following day was our highly anticipated, Round Up Sunday! A big evangelism push for our Sunday School Kids, Many of whom brought their parents to church. We all dressed up as cowboys, even yours truly, lol. I'm a city boy so I really didn't know what I was doing. haha

DUNK TANK!!


The Calm Before the Storm

There were small skits and plenty of laughs

Skit members 

Matty James playing the bad guy roll

One of my first customers at the Dart Booth. You have to be prayed up to take this job. lol 

Pastor was dunked shorty after this. 




West Coast

-The following week I drove up with Josh and his dad. Matt was with us also, the drive up there wasn't too bad. Lot's of wind but we avoided the grapevine taking a different route. Let me just let you know that I had a really bad cold during the entire time of WC. Don't know how I made it, Lack of sleep only made it worse. I was pretty much living off of DayQuil. lol We didn't stay at usual Raddison/Fresno Inn/Double Tree/Triple Stack Baconater. lol No complaints tho, the place had two rooms and a living room haha 

Quick Story: My buddy Jacob stayed with us and well we only had four card keys, he had to basically depend on us to get in the room. On the last night as customarily, we all go to Denny's. Load up on water with Lemon and have a good time. lol Well him and I went to different Denny's and we were different groups, his contained someone special to him. So I naturally understood. 

Well...he got back much later than we did. Well we were all  so tired that we knocked out. My phone was charging out of reach and I fell asleep! My phone was on silent so I never heard his calls. He knocked and knocked on the door and no one heard him. This was 4am, he ended up sleeping in his truck for a couple hours. Then came back and knocked at 6. One of us finally heard and let him in. He basically broke the record for latest hour return to a hotel in conference history. 

"Welcome to our Humble Commode. "lol 

Stumbled into a small store trying to get quarters for a self car wash. Found the Mexican Candy Heaven!

We know who marked up Jacob's Tuck, He didn't really mind tho *cough cough*

I was too lazy to zoom in. lol 

Yuraih and Arthel teasing me about me currently dating. We were so tired, including Marvin. The guy who took the picture. lol I think we talked about just every topic we could think of. I ordered a hot tea, first time ever. lol 


One of the best pics ever. Keep in mind, all Burbank and soon to be Burbank. lol ;) But in this group are new converts and they look like seasoned vets. Thank God, he is really doing great things in our church. We had more new people that went, they just didn't make it in this pic. :)

As mentioned earlier, I was preoccupied. :)




Anyways, not the most pics, half of which weren't even West Coast related. lol It is what it is. lol The services were amazing Bro. Lackey's preaching the last night, stuck with me the most. For those of us who don't attend T.T. we didn't know some of his background and how God lead him to take over the Elder Morton's Church. He let everyone know how grateful he was for a praying daddy and how it impacted his life!  

Hope you have a great day and God Bless

-Elias
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