We moved Fuel International to the Tri-Lakes area in August of 2011 with the desire to plant a church in this region as well as in other regions of Colorado. Fuel International was birthed out of local church, and we believe strongly in the local church. Over the past couple of years we have been praying for God to bring the right people together for our launch team to start Fuel Church in the Tri-Lakes area. Our vision is to “create an environment where man and God connect and lasting transformation takes place.” We want to see individuals’ lives transformed by the power of God and in return experience entire communities transformed. When we have an encounter with the true and living God, we will never be the same again. It’s like He does “spiritual surgery” on us. Fuel Church will be launching on Sunday, February 23rd. We will be meeting at either the Lewis Palmer Middle School, 1776 Woodmoore Drive, Woodmoor, Colorado. Check out the Fuel Church website for more details!
We moved Fuel International to the Tri-Lakes area in August of 2011 with the desire to plant a church in this region as well as in other regions of Colorado. Fuel International was birthed out of local church, and we believe strongly in the local church. Over the past couple of years we have been praying for God to bring the right people together for our launch team to start Fuel Church in the Tri-Lakes area. Our vision is to “create an environment where man and God connect and lasting transformation takes place.” We want to see individuals’ lives transformed by the power of God and in return experience entire communities transformed. When we have an encounter with the true and living God, we will never be the same again. It’s like He does “spiritual surgery” on us. Fuel Church will be launching on Sunday, February 23rd. We will be meeting at either the Lewis Palmer Middle School or Palmer Ridge High School in Monument. Check out the Fuel Church website for more details!
Fuel Youth are Christmas caroling at Bass Pro in Monument, Colorado, on Friday, December 20th from 6-7:30pm for the purpose of raising money for the Save the Girl Child Campaign. Fuel Youth consists of youth from several different churches who come together every Sunday to learn leadership principles and put these into practice by leading their own service and putting together social and outreach activities in the community as well as reaching out to those less fortunate overseas.
Save the Girl Child Campaign
Fuel Youth Ministry is partnering with Fuel India to raise money to help with the Save the Girl Child Campaign. Baby girls are being abandoned and killed mercilessly simply because they were born as girls and not boys. Thousands of Indian couples believe they cannot afford to raise a baby girl because of their traditional dowry. Baby girls are being abandoned and thrown into the trash, in the rivers, in bushes, and some are even being buried alive! When the Fuel Youth heard about this travesty, they wanted to do something to make a difference! One way they felt they could help was by doing a series of fundraisers with the goal being $7,500-$10,000 which would go towards the purchase of a used rough road vehicle. This vehicle would be used to travel to 500 or more villages in India and take a team to educate the Indian population about this crisis, making them aware of other options besides abandonment and merciless killing.
If you would like to donate to help with Save the Girl Child Campaign, all donations are tax-deductible. You can donate online or mail a donation to Fuel International, PO Box 939, Monument, CO 80132. Thank you!
Today I met with some Heroes! They weren’t men in tights nor did they wear masks nor were they dressed in fancy costumes – they didn’t spin webs or jump off high buildings or transform into some really cool car. No, in fact, if you’re not careful, you would miss them. They are very unassuming. They looked like normal people that you would pass on the streets every day… they look like you and me. But they are far from ordinary or normal. They are people who DO the things many of us don’t do or are unwilling to do. These Heroes stand up with great boldness for their faith with reckless abandonment. In the US we are squabbling over what is covered “by grace” and what is not (what I call the Great Grace Disguise), and we try to push the envelope on every edge, seeing how far we can go living with the world and like the world and still get into the Kingdom while these Heroes of the faith are being beaten for the simple thing of just believing in Jesus. These Heroes are being beaten for what they believe in… their simple faith in the true and living God. In the midst of over 30 million gods that want to destroy them, they are standing tall like the apostles of old. These guys, I guess, believe in the KISS principle… Keep It Simple Stupid. It’s not complicated, it’s simply, “You are my God, you gave it all for me, and I will do the same for you.” Instead of playing the game of what the west calls Christianity, these folks are living it with it all on the line–family and all. Imagine what would happen if those of us in the West got off our selfish methodology that says, “Let’s live life for ourselves as much as possible and still make it into the Kingdom by the skin of our teeth.” Imagine a people so passionate about their God that they didn’t care about the small stuff of living for ourselves. Imagine the power we would posses, a power that would cause others who don’t know him to crave, to desire, to want with passion what we have because we are set apart and look very different from their crazy messed up world that is not working for them. Imagine them grabbing a hold of the Spirit of God in us and them being truly set free and walking in immeasurable freedom, transformed, if you will…where that power in and transforms their family, finances, and future…where they experience relational, cultural, and spiritual transformation on a very personal level.
God is looking for you to become the hero in someone’s life today, to walk in much grace, yet, be set apart…to stand full of faith and boldness. I truly believe that the world is not looking for more of what they already have (with a Christian label slapped on it to bring temporary satisfaction); but they want something different that is genuine, authentic, real, and that transforms them and makes them new, not the old that’s just been painted over, but really new, different and that lasts!
To be a real hero you have to be willing to lay it all down and to pick up and embrace that amazing cross. Many have seen it as a burden, something that is cumbersome, that has to be lugged around like an anchor or that we have to agonize under. But when you embrace it and it becomes a part of who you are, it brings freedom, healing, restoration, grace, peace… all the things we really long for and want in our lives.
He loves you and longs for you to walk in a place of radical abandonment, embracing the cross and experiencing that transformational power for yourself and then to give it away to those that are around you!
Let’s put aside the small stuff, set our eyes back on Him, the author and perfecter of our faith, get refocused and embrace Him fully today. What does that mean for you? Everybody is different. What is He saying to YOU right now? Let’s dive in and take the plunge; you won’t regret it! Let’s experience Him together like we have never experienced Him! He is waiting with open, gentle, loving arms right now — let’s jump in and be transformed!!!
Prayer: God I come before you in the name of your son, Jesus. I need your help today. I really want to jump in 100% and live a life that is full of you and experience your transforming power like never before. I choose today to embrace your cross and follow after you. As I experience this transforming power, help me to give it away to my friends, family, co-workers, and all those around me along the way. Today, make me a hero to those that are around me! I love you,! You are an awesome God, and I declare that my life is not mine anymore; it’s whole heartedly yours ! Today, I’m jumping in, in Jesus name!!
You have now joined the heroes list! Keep the Heroes of the faith around the world in your prayers and that God would give us all the grace, strength, and boldness to make His name great in all the world!!!
BLACK FOREST FIRE DISASTER RELIEF…FUEL INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS WITH THE COLORADO SPRINGS HEALTH DEPARTMENT
We are partnering with the Colorado Springs Health Department to help those affected by the Black Forest fire, worst fire in the history of the state of Colorado. Over 500 homes have been burned and 38,000 people evacuated from their homes! As Fuel International, we have done a lot overseas to help people with their felt needs. With the fire being literally just five miles from our home, we wanted to be able to reach out and help meet the felt needs of those in our own community. When we heard the Director of the Colorado Springs Health Department share how she needed volunteers to help distribute and collect water testing kits to test the water from wells affected by the fire, we jumped at the opportunity to help. Starting Thursday, June 20th, we will be providing volunteers to work in conjunction with the COS Health Department with water issues as well as helping people fill out forms to get free tetanus boosters. The Classical Academy East (TCA East) has so graciously provided the building for this disaster relief project located at 12201 Cross Peak View, Colorado Springs, CO 80921. We are very grateful for their quick response to this need. We don’t know how many days we will be offering these services but will plan to be here as long as there is a need. The site will be open from 10:00am-2:00pm every week day starting this Thursday, June 20th. So if you know of anyone affected by the fires, please encourage them to visit our site and get the help they need. If you want to give to the Fuel International Black Forest Fire Disaster Relief Fund, you can Donate Here. Just put “Black Forest Fire” in the memo section of your online donation. You can also donate by sending checks to Fuel International, PO Box 939, Monument, CO 80132. Fuel International is a 501(c)3 organization and all contributions are tax deductible. You can find out more about the Black Forest Fire here.