Posted by You+Dallas | December 16th, 2012 at 7:04 am
Posted by You+Dallas | November 11th, 2012 at 11:59 am
We are huge fans of Salomon Ligthelm and Eliot Rausch, so when we view work by others who are inspired by them, we take notice and quickly post for our Dallas viewers.
“But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Matthew 6:3-4 (NIV)
Script by Matthew Smith
Narration by Luke Atencio
This piece was inspired in part by many of the very special creatives on Vimeo, including Salomon Ligthelm, Eliot Rausch, Jared Hogan, and Cole Webley.
Posted by Trey Morgan | August 31st, 2012 at 5:40 am
Everyone knows that I’ve fallen head over heels in love with a little community in Honduras called Buen Samaritano. It’s one of the poorest communities you’ll find in Honduras. It’s built on a hill right outside the dump where we work. Many of the people who live there, including the kids, have to work in the dump to try and live. The children there will just steal your heart … they have mine. Any time Marc asks, “Where do you want to work this year when you and your group are here?” I respond, “Let’s go to Buen Samaritano.” He’s always more than willing. We’ve done special one-time feedings there, built MANY houses there, done medical clinics there, but we’ve been unable to feed kids on a regular basis.
What this little community has desperately needed is a feeding center where the children can eat one meal a day … 5-6 days a week. Something they aren’t guaranteed now. That would SO bless these children who are so malnourished. When we were there this summer we visited one little home where the momma and her 2 year old baby had not eaten in 3 days because they simply didn’t have any money. It broke our hearts. This community has GOT to have a feeding center that can feed kids and also be used as a church on Sunday.
Yesterday while standing in a store, I fought back tears when Marc Tindall messaged me and said, he found a building and plot of land in Buen Samaritano, that we could have for a feeding center. If we could come up with the money to buy it, we could be feeding children in that little community by the end of the year. More tears … and I’m not a big emotional person. This was an answered prayer.
The cost of the building and plot of land is … $6000. An amount that looks HUGE, but isn’t. It’s really small compared to God. Marc will be in Childress in two weeks and we plan to present him with a $6000 check to get that feeding center open. If you would like to help with the opening of this feeding center you can, but even if you can’t, it’s okay. We WILL have it open by end of the year. If you want to help, you have two options …
(Send a tax deductable check to) Childress Church of Christ, PO BOX 239, Childress, Texas 79201 (attn Feeding Center)
You can use my Paypal that is on this page, but please understand … it’s not a tax deductible donation.
If you have questions … please feel free to email me. Oh, and I’ll be releasing all the details on my December Honduras trip in a week. I’d love to have you join me on the trip. One of the things I PRAY that we’ll be doing is spending a day working in a new feeding center in Beun Samaritano.
Children should never go hungry … EVER!
Posted by You+Dallas | June 24th, 2012 at 10:18 am
This movie trailer, directed by Adam Kring and including one of our favorites on the film team, Salomon Ligthelm (score/sound design), needs to be viewed along side a very nice explanation by Perry Noble on why he wrote the book, Unleashed!.
Some additional information can be found here. Perry Noble runs a mega church in South Carolina. Recently, he announced taking a two month leave. In the article, Noble is quoted as saying, “In order for me to lead this church well for the next 20 years, there’s got to be some changes in me,” he told his congregation last weekend when he preached his final message before his break. “I noticed the closer you get to Jesus, he just peels back another layer on your life of something that you’ve got to work on.”
Posted by Laura Stillo | March 7th, 2012 at 7:25 pm
Brandon and Kristin Kidd met their sophomore year of high school. They had plenty of mutual friends and hung out all the time, but they didn’t start dating until five years after the fact. Kristin, remembering that Brandon was a skilled photographer, asked him to photograph her sisters wedding, and the two have been making puppy eyes at each other ever since.
In this short film, hear Brandon talk about how he proposed and how the two are excited to join together in a God-honoring marriage.
Posted by You+Dallas | March 6th, 2012 at 10:01 am
While some parts of the country are still covered in snow, the calendar has turned over another month. For some, the transition from February to March is meaningless. But in places like Port St. Lucie, Florida or Surprise, Arizona it is the time where fans of America’s most beloved pastime gather to pay homage to their teams. Spring Training means a clean slate, and the knowledge that in baseball hope truly does spring eternal.
Kids of all ages scan the pristine playing field in search of memorable players, hoping for some sort of sports memorabilia thrown their way, or perhaps an autograph. There is no denying the energy in a place like this. One such emerging star that is sure to have caught the eye of any marginal baseball fan is one Clayton Kershaw, the 23 years old southpaw flamethrower from Dallas who emerged as the best of the National League. He took home top honors as Cy Young winner while completing the Triple Crown of pitching. First in wins, strikeouts and ERA; a feat generally reserved for Cooperstown legends like Sandy Koufax, to which Kershaw will always be compared. He has escalated his game in such a short period of time, like few others in baseball history. (more…)
Posted by You+Dallas | February 19th, 2012 at 7:32 am
We take notice any time Salomon Ligthelm posts a video produced and directed by someone else. Dallas faithful will enjoy the production values incorporated into this video, but the message is worthy of contemplation and the reason to take the time to watch this video.
Posted by Jim Denison | February 17th, 2012 at 6:45 am
So many of you have expressed your support for Ryan and our family as we respond to our son’s cancer diagnosis. Janet and I will share updates as they seem appropriate, but Ryan wants us to continue focusing on our ministry during these challenging days. Turning from our family to cultural issues, it seems to me that we need to think biblically this morning about Iran.
Yesterday, Iranian leaders offered to resume talks over their nuclear program as soon as possible. At the same time, they announced their first domestically-produced fuel rod and a new generation of centrifuges. Most experts think that Iran is months, or more likely years, away from a nuclear bomb. But what would happen if their leaders obtained nuclear weapons? Imagine recent events in Iraq, Libya or Syria if their dictators possessed such arms.