Welcome to The Ignition…

•October 31, 2010 • 1 Comment

…the home of the Ignition Challenge that took place in 2009. We were unable to repeat the challenge this year because of busy summer schedules, but please feel free to look through our archives. The goal of our challenge was to ignite a fire of love for Jesus Christ in both our generation and ourselves. We’d highly encourage you to take on the challenge by yourself and discover all the wonderful plans and the deep love God has for you. Come visit the people behind the Ignition, plus some new faces, over at Kids of Faith Online Magazine.

Thanks,

Kylie

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The Ignition Challenge 2010…Coming Soon to a Blog Near You

•April 11, 2010 • 2 Comments

Hey everyone!

Kylie here. I just wanted to let you know that Catey and I have been really thinking about the Ignition Challenge 2010. We’re currently getting our ideas together, and a schedule in place. It’s going to be so exciting! We’ll have a whole new theme, template, and columns this year, all centered around falling in love with Jesus. I can’t wait to tell you more in the near future. Stay tuned!

The Ignition Challenge: In Retrospect

•February 25, 2010 • 1 Comment

I’ve really been reflecting lately on how much the Ignition Challenge 2009 impacted me. I never expected this small idea to ignite into so much more.

In the weeks before the challenge, I must confess I worried a lot. I doubted whether anyone would participate. As the challenge began, we only had a few other participants, besides ourselves. I continued to worry. Would all this work we’d done — writing 28+ articles, scheduling them, and getting everything in place–be in vain?

It wasn’t.

I believe that God wanted the change to happen in my heart. I was picturing a huge revival among my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ… yet God wanted the revival to occur in me as well.

I came out of the month of June 2009 feeling totally touched by God’s power. And the effects of that haven’t gone away. Even now, I find myself affected by the awesome repercussions of those four weeks.

I am closer to God than I was before. I love Him more, if that’s even possible. I talk to Him, I worship Him. I love reading His Word. And I look for His promises day after day.

I’ve realized how amazing He is.

The Ignition Challenge was one of the highlights of my summer last year. I can’t wait for round two.

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There Is Hope

•February 8, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I found this article while researching what has been going on in Haiti. The people in Haiti still desperately need our prayers, and their hardship is far from over. Yet here is a bittersweet story of hope amidst the heartache. I’d highly recommend that you read it.

God is working in Haiti. Most of the orphans from For His Glory are now with their adoptive families in the United States, and I have had the privilege of seeing some of them. It makes my heart glad that God has worked good in the midst of this disaster. Please continue to pray for these orphans now in the United States and their adoptive families, as there is still a long road of transition ahead of them.

Keep the other orphans in your prayers. There have been so many more children orphaned in this earthquake, and my heart hurts for them. I must keep praying. Please continue with me. I see that our prayers are making a huge difference, not only with the orphans finally getting to America, but also with the few stories of hope I’ve found like the one above.

God is doing great things, and I praise Him for it. Thank you, Lord, for working in the midst of this situation. Thank you for reuniting the Haitian orphans with their adoptive families. Thank you for showing us what you are doing amidst the hardship in Haiti.

Thank you that there is still hope!

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Haiti: at a glance

•January 28, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Praise God! Praise Him in his sanctuary! Praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his acts of power! Praise him for his surpassing greatness!

I am filled with excitement when I look at the situation in Haiti. After the 7.0 and 6.0 earthquake and aftershock, the situation truly has been dire (that’s not why I’m excited). International aid has come in to help provide water and food, as well as medical aid. The United Nations and various countries have donated innumerable resources, money and doctors and other international aid workers.

It’s obvious that this has been a tragedy for hundreds of thousands of families, but I stand amazed at the good work God is doing. International aid is being used to create infrastructure that hasn’t ever been there. Hundreds of children are coming home to America through visas that make the financial burden less on their families. Churches grow together in support of Haiti.

Could you have imagined that this would come out of such tragedy? God did. Isn’t our God a wonderful God?

I’d like to leave you with a closing thought, a poem that I wrote upon the initial earthquake. I hope you enjoy the perspective:

Dust
It stung my eyes cough cough
The sky is opened above me
Where is the house
I’m confused
Gasping clutching Mother- mother –
Scream
The pigs move past the women scream
We cry out
There is blood on my dress
There is bile on the stones

Fear
How could this be?
Where are you, God?
So far away, what can I do
What can I do
What can I do?
Hundred miles pass in blue
Between you and I
My arms are aching
Aching to hold you.

Cursing the sun cursing
The light handling what I can
No more house no more sky
No sky just dust
I can’t breathe can’t cry can’t speak
I hate you where are you when I need you
Why aren’t you here for me why didn’t you stop this
Why weren’t your hands there to cradle me
God o God o God I can’t feel you
Then where are you

Praising the Son praising
The Light and truth
The Shepherd was there, he cradled the lambs
I can’t feel him, and his staff pains me
I just want to cry, I have no praise in my heart
But in my soul, maybe, in my spirit
I can find a wailing voice
Even if I have no words, I praise you
You were there, when I couldn’t be
Hold her
Rock her to sleep
Tousle her hair
Sing over her:
Blessed be your name when I’m found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed be your name.

I will sing, I will shout

Burning sun blistering water
Tears in my eyes
Blood in my hair
Over me
Blessed be your name when I’m found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed be your name.

Your name is a strong and might tower
It did not collapse when the earth shook
I run to the tower I ascend
The stairs cavernously
Nothing can shake you nothing
I am safe here
I feel your arms around me
I know your name
You are here
Blessed be your name.

What are your thoughts? How are you getting involved in Haiti? Send us an email and let us know!

Another Earthquake

•January 20, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Haiti was hit by another earthquake this morning, most likely part of the aftershock of the initial disaster. While the magnitude was 6.0, less than the first earthquake, it has caused even more devastation for the island of Haiti. You can read about it more in this Fox News article (but please get your parents’ permission first).

Also, according to this press release, the staff from For His Glory have been asked to take all of the children to the U.S. Embassy this morning. There will be no food or water available there, but the children will be processed one at a time to hopefully get into the States. However, the distance is around 2 km (a little over a mile), and with the earthquake this morning we don’t know how that could affect things. I cannot stress enough how much these little ones, as well as all of Haiti, need our prayers. Things are getting desperate, and we need God to intervene. Please, please pray.

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For His Glory Adoption Outreach

•January 20, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I would like to request your prayers especially for this adoption outreach, For His Glory. This ministry operates an orphanage in Haiti called Maison des Enfants de Dieu. They provide care to around 125-130 children at any given time, and they are committed to sharing God’s love with the many orphans that He has brought to them.

During the earthquake, the orphanage building didn’t have too much damage, but a wall fell on one of the nannies, who later died. Now all of the children are living in tents, and a semi-truck has been converted into a room for the babies. Although they received aid earlier this week, the situation is still dire and could result in death if the children do not receive food and water. The For His Glory staff are trying to get the children evacuated and to the States, but are encountering opposition with the U.S. government. If they are able to acquire Humanitarian Parole, at least some of the children will be allowed to enter America and stay with their adoptive families while their adoptions are completed. In Haiti, adoption is a very long process, so this could be very good news. However, the children without adoptive families may have to remain in Haiti. This means that they will be in desperate need of supplies, and even more prayer.

A few ways you can help…

  • PRAY! There is more going on here than we know.
  • Donate to For His Glory. Any amount will help.
  • Research a list of items that are needed, then figure out how you can donate them to an organization that can take them down to Haiti.

I will be posting urgent updates as they come. Also, I would recommend watching this video. It touched my heart and really increased my love for these children.

Please be in prayer for these precious little ones.

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