I’m Going to Haiti

In about a month and a half I’ll be flying with a team of 25 people from Allison Park Church to the nation of Haiti. What’s amazing is this trip has been planned for a number of months and the timing couldn’t be more perfect.  We have the opportunity to make an incredible impact in a place that has been so devastated.  One of my strong beliefs is that where there is great need, there should be great service from God’s people.

As millions are praying and supporting various quality organizations and campaigns to provide support to the nation of Haiti, I have two simple requests of my blog readers:

  1. Please keep our team in prayer. This trip is not going to be an easy one by any means.  It’s going to be a stretch for us all both physically and spiritually.  This is not a ‘I hope you prayer for us’, but a ‘we really need you to pray for us’.  And please don’t just pray for us, but pray for the people of Haiti.  God will do more with His people on the ground in Haiti as His people are on their knees in America.
  2. As you could imagine, this trip is not a cheap one.  I would feel so honored if you could pray about financially supporting either my trip personally or our team. We each have to raise $1500 for this trip, and when you multiply that by 25 people, that’s a whole lot of money.  As you pray, if you feel led to support myself or our team, you can do so in one of two ways:
    • Give Online Here*
    • Mail in support to the address below*:
      • Allison Park Church
        2326 Duncan Ave.
        Allison Park, PA 15101
*If you are giving support for my personal trip (and I would so appreciate that!), make sure you put “Nick Poole 0310-Haiti-24” either in the Designation Box online or the Memo Line on your check.

Interview with David Santistevan – Young Adult Ministry

With this post I’m beginning something new, I will be doing on occasion, interviewing different pastors and church leaders on various topics. I recently sat down to interview David Santistevan, one of the pastors at Allison Park Church on the topic of ministering effectively to young adults. He runs Apex Young Adult Ministry at APC and has done an amazing job with it over the last two years. On a side note, he also is one of the worship leaders at APC and just released his first CD. You can get more info on David and his CD at DavidSantistevan.com.


Transforming a City

This morning I continued the ‘God of this City’ series at Allison Park Church. It was my first time speaking at APC and I really enjoyed it. In case you weren’t there (which most of you probably weren’t), here’s a quick rundown of the message:

TEXT: Acts 16:9-30

  • Obedience is the result of a choice.
    • Obedience doesn’t just happen – we have to be intentional about it.
  • Transformation flows out of a life of obedience.
    • As we step out in obedience, God will begin to use us to transform our city, our communities and our families.
  • Transformation happens one life at a time.
    • Jesus didn’t die for a faceless mass of humanity – he died for you and I. For individuals. And that’s how he will transform our city, one person at a time.
  • The main action point was this: God wants to transform our city and He’s going to do so through each of us.

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