Orphan Outreach: Bringing God’s Light to a Dark World

By , Contributing Writer| April 19th, 2019|

You’ve probably heard some version of the phrase, “God’s light shines brightest in the darkest places.” But until you’ve been in some of the truly darkest places on earth, you can’t witness the full power and truth of that statement. Chase Oaker Rey Diaz has witnessed those dark places, where pure evil reigns on a [...]

What I Learned from Making a Halloween Costume

By , Contributing Writer| October 23rd, 2018|

Discovering the Makings of a Halloween Costume It can be a challenging enough task to come up with a creative Halloween costume if artistry and imagination aren’t exactly your strong suit, like they aren’t for me. But add to the level of difficulty—the setting of a third-world country that doesn’t have a party store in [...]

A Kingdom Investment Reaps Huge Returns!

By , Contributing Writer| June 16th, 2017|

If you were at Chase Oaks Church about six years ago, you may remember the service when our pastors gave some volunteers from the congregation $100 each and challenged them to invest it as they saw fit for God’s kingdom. This was to be a modern-day application of the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14–30). [...]

A Match Made in Heaven

By , Contributing Writer| December 8th, 2016|

We know God’s timing isn’t always ours, thus we can’t demand instant answers to our prayers. But, boy, when it occasionally happens, what a sweet kiss from God it is! After attending Chase Oaks Church for about a year, David and Cathy Billington were looking for a place to plug in and serve. They learned [...]

Multiplied Results

By , Contributing Writer| October 26th, 2016|

Sometimes when you do an act of service for someone in need, the act itself is the result and reward. At other times, one act breeds another which blossoms into another, and the results are multiplied much more than initially imagined. Below is a heart-warming story about the second scenario. Back in June, our Sloan [...]