Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Lifted Boone

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Lifted: Boone is this Saturday at Alliance Bible Fellowship in Boone, NC. The event will begin at 7pm (doors open at 6:30).

Hearts will be moved.

Lives will be changed-- both here and across the globe.

One of my favorite posts on the Lifted Blog was Sam's post giving accolade to all of the different people who are involved with Lifted. This really is a team effort. Though I've technically been the one who has spear-headed these events, because of a vision the LORD gave me last year, it's always just been His. It's always been through a team of people I dearly love, that these events have been made possible.

So I want to say thank you. Thank you to everyone in Raleigh on the Lifted team.

And one more time I'd like to send a shout-out to the Lifted Promotional Team. We have been so amazed at both the amount and creativity of promotion in Boone. You will be blessed in return for your tireless work.

In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.

Psalm 5:3


Monday, March 15, 2010

It's Crunch Time!

T-minus 12 days until the LIFTED: BOONE event!

So what does that mean for us?
What does that mean for you?

What that means for us is:
  • Plans are materializing.
  • Everyone knows what they have to do, it's just time to do it!
  • Lots of praying, that the Lord will continue to go before us and prepare the atmosphere, hearts, and our hands for His work.
  • Last minute details that can only be addressed as the event gets closer.
  • Excitement, Anticipation, and telling people we know about what's going on.

What that means for you is:
  • Feel invited. Whether you can come to the event or not, we want you to be involved in this night specifically.
  • If you're coming, tell people you know about the event. Tell your professors, your friends, your roommates, and your classmates. Child sex trafficking is a global pandemic which appears in every country and every culture. It affects you and me whether or not we see it. Here's a chance to come together for an evening to face the issue head-on, to look it in the eye and dare to respond.
  • If you're coming, come as you are. You are welcome to come not knowing any information or statistics whatsoever about child sex trafficking, and you are welcome to come informed on whatever level.
  • If you're coming, pray. Pray for opportunities to connect with others about the event and the issue. Pray for hearts to be soft to respond.
  • If you are not able to come, PRAY! You are our front-line. Prayer is our most effective tool! Pray for hearts to be soft and responsive. Pray for the atmosphere to be thick with the Spirit of the Lord, and for our ears to be open to how He wants to present Himself.
  • If you are not able to come, let us know how we can connect you. Is there somewhere near you where a LIFTED event can be hosted? Would you like a live stream of the BOONE event?

We are so excited about this night. We will continue to keep you updated as our plans come to fruition with this event!


Monday, March 8, 2010

Meet the Team

The thing I love about LIFTED is that it is not necessarily a set group of people that make up the team. The LIFTED team is a cooperative of people, of volunteers, that are so moved by the issue of trafficking that they are using their time, efforts, and talents to make these events happen. By giving our efforts to the Lord, He is giving grace and sharing how much He cares about this issue, more than we can or ever could.

Just for the sake of familiarity and showing some faces behind the names and websites, I thought it'd be a good idea to do a brief run through of who we are. To those who have helped in big ways and in small details, thank you for being a part of our team.


Moved by the information about trafficking presented through Remember Nhu, Catherine decided to create an EP of original piano compositions inspired by her response to the issue. She decided to sell the EPs and donate the proceeds to Remember Nhu. Unbeknownst to anyone, this was to be the birth of LIFTED events. Catherine's EP release became a night of music from herself and others, information about Remember Nhu and trafficking as a whole, powerful testimonies, and most importantly, an invitation for people to respond.

Right now, Catherine works as a teacher at a year-round school. She spends her afternoons and track-out times corresponding, planning, and praying for LIFTED. At the LIFTED events, you could see Catherine speaking briefly on stage, playing piano, worshipping, and running to and fro answering questions.


Jessica is a talented musician, and serves at church alongside Catherine. Moved by the issue like Catherine, Jess has used her talents in event-planning, stage production, and music to help the LIFTED events come to life. She has also been an integral partner with Catherine in the overall vision of what LIFTED events is, their focus and drive. Jess has used her talents with web design to help with LIFTED's website.

At the event you could see Jess on stage singing her original music with her band, the Rag Tag Army, leading worship, or accompanying other musicians with their original music. You might also find her at the sound board or at info tables, or her merch table, answering any questions/selling CDs. Like Catherine, she can and will be anywhere and everywhere, helping where needed.


Dan and his sweet family have been involved in Catherine and Jess' lives since middle school through church, and have been involved with LIFTED from the beginning. Dan is a talented speaker and truly has a heart to seek the Lord's heart on specific issues.

He has served as one of the main speakers at the LIFTED events. Dan brings the point home as to what this issue has to do with us, and how we can respond. Dan also uses his talents in event-planning and stage production to drive the overall production of the event. He helps plan where the stage goes, what it looks like, and the overall aesthetics and mood.

At the event, you could find Dan on a lift setting up lights, around the stage setting up, and on stage during the event speaking.

Josiah - audiovisual
Jude - audiovisual
Steph - stage and audio
Whitney - prayer, planning, art
John - music and speaking
Dustin - music and speaking

Daniel - music and speaking
Erin - prayer
Sam - music, cultural info, intern

The Families
Walkers, MacDonalds, and Drummonds (to name a few)

Nathan - promo and music
& The Boone Promo Team

There's no way to list every person who has given of their time and efforts, but this is a good introduction to at least a part of the team. We don't do this for us, so our names can be affiliated with an effort that's larger than ourselves. We do this because we are moved, Jesus has moved something inside of us. We SO hope that we will see you at the Boone event, or later this year at our other events.