Princess of the Powder

Hi Everyone,

Our Middle School girls were something else on the slopes while we were skiing in Colorado during Spring Break. Here is a picture of some of the girls posing for the camera. Don’t be surprised if you hear their names on the next broadcast of the “Winter X Games.”

In His Steps,
Mike

It’s True!
Luke 24:13-35

Sometimes the truth can be an elusive item to get a grip on. Sometimes we have to hunt, prod, and search before the truth is ever found. The fact of the matter is that the truth will come to light! Covert cover-ups can seek to silence the truth, but the truth will be heard. Antagonistic efforts can attempt to still the truth, but the truth will continue its march forward! Intelligent arguments can try and keep the truth hidden, but truth will shine like the noon-day sun! The real question is not whether or not we will know the truth. The most important question is, “Will we embrace the truth once it is known?”

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Luke 24:13-35”

Easter Egg Hunt

Hi Everyone,

Wow! I’ve never seen so many wide-eyes, brilliant smiles, and happy children in all my life! This morning our Children’s Minister, Dana Stevenson, and her wonderful crew of workers put together the best Easter Egg Hunt in the history of the world! Thanks you guys!! All of the kids left the church with enough candy and Easter eggs to put on their own hunt. If you would like to see more pictures of the kids who were with us then click “More” below and it will take you to the gallery.

I hope each of you will join us in the morning as we celebrate the resurrection of our King!

In His Steps,
Mike
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He Is Risen!
Join Us For Easter Services

Hi Everyone,

Easter is just a little more than a day away and we have made plans for you to join us this Easter Sunday! We will have two opportunities for you to join us as we celebrate the resurrection of our Savior. Our Sunday morning celebrations will take place at 8:30 and 10:40 am on Easter Sunday. We also want to encourage you to invite your friends to join us for Easter breakfast at 9:30 am in the church gym. Our men’s Promise Keeper’s group will be preparing one of their world famous breakfasts complete with biscuits and gravy and scrambled eggs. It will be a great day for everyone!

In His Steps,
Mike

Pic of the Day
Who Are Those Masked Men?

Dear Friends,

During the next few days we will be sharing some of the wonderful pictures we took while we were at Sunlight Mountain in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Let’s see if you can guess who these famous members of the BCC Youth Group are who had to ski incognito throughout the week to keep their adoring fans away?

In His Steps,
Mike

We’re Back From The Mountain!

Hi Everyone,
After three incredible days of skiing we pulled into Britton Christian Church about 10 am this morning with every person we left with…and in one piece! That’s the goal! Each of the 38 people who made the trip this year have come home with a truckload of memories. If you don’t believe me then ask Jeremy French about his amazing tricks at Buttermilk on the half-pipe or Keondre Jackson (a.k.a. Bruce Lee Roy) about how he karate chopped a wooden fence and lived to tell about it! Oh, I almost forgot. I wasn’t going to tell the story but I know it will get around so here it goes. Garrett Gilmore was a first time skier on our trip. He proved to be an incredible skier too I might add. I got to go up on the mountain with Garrett one day. Our confidence was at an all-time high when we miscalculated our abilities and chose a “Blue” over a “Green.” When you see Garrett and the battle scar on his face know that I did not push him down the slope. ha! He sure had fun telling folks I did. I’m relieved his mom and dad didn’t call DHS on me!!

I want to thank all of you who prayed for us while we were gone. The adults on the trip talked about what a great idea it was to pass out the prayer bracelets with the names of everyone on the trip before we left so that people could pray for us. Thanks for the idea Barb! It was an amazing trip! If you would like to see more pictures then click on “more” and it will take you there. On the smaller “thumbnails” you can click on them and they will display their full size for you. Thanks again.

In His Steps,
Mike
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Legend Carter Bridwell

Join me in welcoming the newest addition to the Bridwell family. Legend weighed in at 7lbs-2 oz. and measured 19 inches long.

I was at the hospital last night and Cody & Piper were full of joy, as they looked at the precious gift God has blessed them with. I ask that you will continue to pray for the Bridwells as they journey into another chapter of life with their beautiful daughter, Legend Carter.

We’re On The Mountain!
BCC Hits The Slopes

Hi Everyone,

We’ve been planning and praying for this day since we left Colorado last Spring and now we are back in these incredibly beautiful mountains. Tomorrow morning we will hit the slopes for the first time and all of the kids and sponsors are beside themselves anticipating a day full of snow, fun, incredible fellowship, and taking in God’s glorious creation.

We have 10 first time skiiers with us this year. Watching the newbies catch their first glimpse of the majestic mountains covered in snow is always a highlight for me. They will spend the first morning taking skiing lessons before we take all of them to the top for their first run down the mountain.

I wish you could all be here when they ride up the chairlift for the first time. I wish you could see the fear on their faces, watch their hearts beat through their ski jackets, and catch a glimpse of their trembling anxiety–tremors that are so powerful that they could cause an avalanche. It is a sight to behold.

I wish you could be here to watch the veteran kids and adults take a newbie under their wing and coach them, encourage them, and urge them to keep on, press on, and never quit! I wish you could be at the base of the mountain when all of these kids finish their first run and are overcome with exuberant joy like they have never experienced. They will feel 10 feet tall and we will spend the next half a day bragging on their great accomplishment together!

Oh, before I go, you are probably wondering if the picture I’ve posted is from our trip? Well, being the leader, being responsible for the safety of the 37 other skiers, I felt the need to go out and test the snow before the kids ever arrive on Monday morning. After making sure that everything was “OK,” I still had a little time left for a little of my favorite sport–extreme ski cliff diving. Is that really a legit phrase? Just so happens that someone was down below snapping pictures. I thought I’d give you a little glimpse of my skills. (I wish!)

We want to thank all of you who helped get us here. We could never do this trip if we didn’t have lots of incredibly generous folks like you who believe in what we are trying to do with our kids. You have the biggest hearts in the whole world!!

It’s going to be a great week. Keep us in your prayers. We’ll have lots of stories to share with all of you when we get back on Thursday morning. Oh, by the way, be sure an invite all of your friends to church on Easter Sunday.

In His Steps,
Mike