Andy Mineo Coming to Impact!

IMPACT RALLY is an annual student rally at the beginning of the school year that brings together hundreds of teenagers from all over Long Island. It is a night filled with an exciting speaker, great bands, and a chance to see what God is doing in the lives of students across the island. As a Christian teenager, it can sometimes feel isolating and lonely in your school, but at IMPACT we hope you are encouraged and pumped to be the light of the Gospel to your friends!

Featuring Christian Hip-Hop artist Andy Mineo! Andy has been featured with award winning Christian artist Lecrae and is passionate about bringing the love of God with New York. His new album “Formerly Known” is available on iTunes.

Special Guest Speaker, Seth Franco! In 2003 Seth became the first Caucasian Harlem Globetrotter since 1942! Now Seth travels the world inspiring others to “BOUNCE BACK” from hardship and “LIVE BIG” dreams! Seth has shared the stage with the likes of Kobe Byrant, LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and other NBA AllStars! He has appeared on ESPN, BET, TNT, MSNBC, Comedy Central and more. Seth has worked with Universal Studios, NBA, The Harlem Globetrotters, and The US Department of Education.

We have purchased tickets at the cheapest price which you can purchase at for just $15 beginning the last week of August! This is a great event to invite some of your unchurched friends to, so buy a couple of tickets and bring a friend.


The Search for the Right Pace

I’ve been called a Man on a Mission. It seems I’m always moving, racing. This is something I struggle with. Here’s something I heard recently that I am challenged by and something I am working on:

“Find a pace you can live with.
Learn what you can handle and stay with that.
You’re in this for the long haul.
Life is a marathon.
Learn to enjoy it.
And when people rush past you, you are able to make them feel good about themselves.
And you’re OK.
You just don’t have to win everything.
Where did we ever get the idea that slow is bad and fast is good?
It’s like the old … it takes 60 years to grow an oak tree, but 3 months to grow a squash.
You have to decide if you want to be an oak tree or a squash.
We show our love for someone with time.”
– Richard Foster is interview with son Nathan regarding book Wisdom Chaser.

Family Picnic on the Beach

Yesterday Adriana and I both had the day off, so we enjoyed an afternoon picnic at the beach grilling, sharing, playing games, and relaxing. Another beautiful summer day!

Sisters laying on the beach talking and laughing. Joy!

NYC with Great Friends from Upstate NY AND California!

Last weekend we had a visit from our very good friends Phil & Erika LePore and their family from Rochester, NY. Erika and Adriana have been best friends since college and it was so great having our families together to enjoy a beautiful day in New York City. We spent most of our time in Central Park and around 5th Avenue. We also got a call from our friends from California, the Sadorra family, who were in town and were able to meet up with them for a bit, then they joined us at our church the next day and experienced New York bagels for breakfast and pizza for lunch. So great seeing them!

After 70 Years, It’s Finally Happened!

Received this today from my friend Dominick. 70 years after Abbott and Costello predicted, Hu is on first! So great! lol!