Tuesday, July 19, 2011

WIRED Week 2011

Well, this past week was simply amazing. I've been holding off on writing about it so that I could process all that happened. I still can't adequately explain everything, but here it goes! Basically WIRED week is about bringing the local church together to serve and worship in unity. We had 40 something youth groups and over 1000 kids. Everyone stayed at host churches in the area (one of them is our church) at night, and during the day we came together for worship, Bible study and serving the community through various mission projects. Believe me, it's awesome.
Our worship band for the week was DecembeRadio. Let me tell you, they are one talented group of people! Cody Deese was the speaker and man, he brought it! He certainly wasn't afraid to say what needed to be said!
The theme was "Under Siege" and it was all about spiritual warfare. It's kind of funny because one night the power went out completely. It was hot and dark but we still had worship!
My sweet sister also came into town for the week to help with a VBS track group, and also to keep me company while my husband did all his assistant camp director things. He basically lived at the church for 3 weeks...no joke.

I was also able to help at this booth! We sold these bracelets to raise money to build safe houses for victims of sex trafficking. This is the group I will be going to Ethiopia with this fall!

Speaking of Ethiopia, you should check out my vintage-inspired headbands that I'm selling to raise money for the trip!

Everyday, I helped deliver lunches to sites. For the first 2 years of WIRED I served as a track leader...it kind of made me miss it.
It was so good have my sister here all week! She is the sweetest girl ever and I'm so glad to call her my family! She was good to wear my headbands a lot to help me promote them...and of course, I wore them too!
By the end of the week there were over 150 people who committed their lived to Christ. And that was just from the WIRED participants! There were lots more at our sites! It is so neat to be a part of a generation who is rising up to be the hands and feet of Jesus. We aren't content with doing things simply because they've always been done that way. We are questioning. We are trying to make our lives line up with scripture, not tradition. I can't wait to see what the church will look like in the future. I have great hope!

WIRED Week, I will see you next year!

22 comments:

DaisyGirl said...

The Devil tried to have his way with that power outage. But LOVE they way y'all handled it!

Anonymous said...

why not:)

Emily said...

It looks like such an amazing week. I bet you're still processing it! Great pics, girly. And how great to worship with so many people our glorious God.

Stephanie said...

Wow! Sounds like an amazing week! Thank you for sharing your photos with all of us!

Christina said...

WOW! sounds like an amazing week and it makes me miss my days at M-Fuge.

Sister Elle McCall said...

It sounds like you had an amazing week! I really like what you said about not living your life to fit in, but living it to follow Christ's example!

I was talking with a family from our church about that the other day and I just said you know what, once you realize that God's commandments are given to us because he loves us then living those laws is showing that we love Him too!

Amylou said...

that just sounds amazing Jen! What a way to get the youth actively serving others. Sounds like a very blessed week!

Taylor Yves said...

mobilizing and unifying the next generation of leaders for church and society ... sounds amazing!

Farrah said...

Great way to be serving the Lord. What an amazing and blessed week.
x Farrah

Jamie said...

WIRED sounds awesome!!! How amazing that so many people were involved, and so many lives were turned over to Christ!! You and your sis look almost identical except for the hair. Are you twins?
PS: I love Decemberadio!

Hollie Ann said...

you're gorgeous! i love your blog! i've never heard of decemberadio...can you listen to them online?

Laura Elizabeth said...

I missed your posts while you were away! It's good to have you back in the blog world :) Sounds like you had an amazingly busy time and all for a great cause. I'm sure you and many others will be strengthened by the event.

annie said...

"It is so neat to be a part of a generation who is rising up to be the hands and feet of Jesus. We aren't content with doing things simply because they've always been done that way. We are questioning. We are trying to make our lives line up with scripture, not tradition."

beautifully put, & i couldn't agree more. glad you had such a blessed week!

The Soul Anchor said...

This looks fantastic! I would love it if my youth group kids could attend something like this. I'm glad so many lives were influenced!

Jennifer said...

Jamie - haha! No, we aren't twins...we're 4 yrs apart!

Jennifer said...

Laura - glad to be back!

Annie said...

so glad to hear you had a good week!

Laura said...

Awesome!
Laura

Lauren Elizabeth said...

So. Weird funny story. I've followed your blog for awhile and love it. I was talking to a kid (well, he's in college) that was at your church for this shindig. Who apparently knows your husband. And...I felt really weird because I was like "Well, I know this blogger and her name is Jennifer..." Apparently we live in the same state. And I never knew this before now! :)

Jessica said...

Sounds like you had such a great week! =)

Jennifer said...

Lauren, that is crazy cool! What a small world!

Miss Willow said...

Amazing! I love working youth events - I wasn't able to be the female leader/chaperon for my church's big youth conference trip this year and I soooo missed it. But! My sweet Mamma took over for me :) Looks y'all blessed a lot of people.

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