Saturday, April 29, 2017


That was the exclamation from one of the young boys to his dad as they were leaving from the Father/Son retreat with Tampa Covenant Church earlier today.

That memory with his dad will be replayed and retold thousands of times for the rest of his life! What a GREAT investment of time!

Dads have a very special and powerful God ordained role they play in their children's lives.

It was such a blessing to watch dads intentionally pour into their sons during the past 24 hour concentrated time of bonding.

Camping, swimming, rock climbing, ziplining, camp games, hanging out on hammocks, cooking out, canoeing, reading the Bible together, praying together, laughing together, working together, overcoming fears together, being taught and guided by dad... it all culminated into a God-awesome Father/Son retreat that will have lasting impacts for many years to come.

Thank you Tampa Covenant Church for the wonderful opportunity to work with your incredible church and amazing dads & sons!

And thank you GTD supporters for making ministry and moments like these possible! You share in the harvest because you planted and watered the seeds that blossom on each event! Thank you so much! God bless you!!

Friday, April 28, 2017



Monday, April 17, 2017


We had a splashing good time on our annual LIQUID canoeing day trip this past Saturday with 34 fun loving paddlers!

It was a beautiful day with perfect temperatures as we meandered 3 miles through a mesmerizing maze of mangroves and finished up with a 1 mile open water paddle to the finish.

Our water-top Easter-eve devos focused on the most heroic words ever uttered as Jesus wrestled in prayer (to the point of sweating blood) about the task ahead of being crucified for the sins of the world yet proclaimed to the Father, "Not my will, but Yours be done." Then He went on to die a brutal and horrible death to give mankind the opportunity of salvation and everlasting life through faith in Christ. His death leads to our opportunity at life! Thanks to Jesus we have so much to celebrate!!

Thank you to all of our wonderful participants for coming out and spending your day with GTD! And a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our donors and supporters for making these events possible!! We couldn't do what we do without you!!

And a special thanks to Jesse Altamarino, Mike Cartwright, Noel & Jeanette Dunham, Ruthie, and Olivia for volunteering their time, heart, and physical strength to help prepare and provide a God-awesome canoeing trip! God bless you all =)

All of the remaining LIQUID pics will be uploaded later this week =)