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Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Orange Conference 2016 (#OC16)

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Well Orange Conference 2016 is over! Whew what a ride!

Here is a pictorial recap of my experience.



Here is the OFFICIAL OC16 highlight video


See you at Orange Conference 2017!!!

Friday, April 22, 2016

10 signs you know you are a Youth Director in The Bahamas

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10. Your official title is Youth Director / Coordinator / Leader because "Youth Pastor" hasn't really caught on yet.




9.  You get invited to school assemblies regularly.



8.  You are an expert at making Kool-Aid.













7.  The people at the Pizza place nearest to your church know you by name and have offered you a standing appointment on Friday nights or whenever you have youth meeting.







6.   You learn how to be versatile when it comes to meeting with your youth ministry because you don't have an official youth room. So if it means using the church's parking lot, or the church's hall or even under a tree, you make it work!


5.   At Lock-ins, You are an expert at staying up all night and while doubling as a security guard.


4.   Budgets are like unicorns.  If you catch one, don't let it go otherwise, it might become a 
figment of your imagination.

3.   The easiest volunteer staff to recruit is usually those who recently "graduated" from the youth ministry but they suffer from the Peter Pan syndrome.  They want to be "youths" forever.


2.   You become a social media ninja; able to watch the posts of your students/youth without being caught with the dreaded screen shot.




1.   You are the resident guru / counselor / listener of boyfriend and girlfriend drama. 

Bonus point: You use the word "Youths" often. eg 
1. We are having youths tonight!
2. "Are there any youths in the hooooouuuusssee?!"

Thanks for reading.  What to do you think? Are there any other signs you can think about?

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

And the Winner is......

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Well by now you know that I am going to Orange Conference 2016 (#OC16).  
If you didn't know let me help.....I AM SOOO EXCITED!

The surprises do not just end there though.  There is more.

So when I found out that I had won the XP3 students video contest, the XP3 team had set up a video chat for later in the week so I can speak with their team.  I am thinking that they wanted to talk about ministry here is The Bahamas.  Boy was I wrong!!! 

Well they did want to know a little about that but also wanted to do something else.  


Check out the pic below.  That's me on the screen that everyone is looking at ;-)
Photo courtesy of Instagram (www.instagram.com/xp3students)





******************DRUM-ROLL PLEASE******************


This great team offered to take care of all my expenses as it related to me getting to #OC16!!!

PLUS...They gave me another free Ticket for anyone I choose to attend the conference.

Talk about GENEROUS!!!

I was beside myself with excitement and felt so honoured.  You see this was the answer to a prayer.  The reality was that though I had won the free ticket before, I had no clue how I was going to make the journey to Orange Conference 2016 happen. Then God did what God does best, work miracles. God is soooo good!

In the same way,  I had gotten a call from some friends from The Bahamas who were going to OC16 as well.  They heard what had happened and offered to let me roll with them for the week.  My JoY-Meter was over the top!!!

I was now officially on my way to Orange Conference 2016!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

I am on my way to Orange Conference 2016!

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So it all began with this post that was in the XP3 students group for Orange. 

GREAT PIC HUH?

The XP3 team sends out this video challenge to all of their partners to submit a video to tell them why they should go to Orange Conference for free.  Well of course,  this was worth it to enter.  I had to try so I got busy.

Check out my submission here:

I suffer from Orange-itis!  Click on pic below


Well my video went on to win.  There was no competition.  LOL That is not to sound arrogant...There was literally no competition.  Nevertheless, my submission was GREAT!  

SO I WON!!!



I am so ready for Orange Conference 2016.  I remember when this was only a dream last year to go to OC15 but now I get to make it happen and I get to go to OC16.  Thank God.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Day of Reflection on my time in ministry

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Wow. All I can say God is a gracious and good God. He can change anyone, if You let Him.
This year I celebrated and reflect on 15 years of ministry and 8 years (August 19, 2007) as an ordained minister of The Gospel of Jesus Christ, of which I am still not UNASHAMED OF and I THANK GOD FOR!!!
As I mentioned, 15 years ago this year I availed myself to God when I felt a call on my life. I was not sure what it was all about even though I was a PK. Though this was true I had to find God for myself. (Oh boy, they say PKs are the worse ones huh? Well I don't know haha)
I found God for myself and was never the same. Does that mean I am perfect? Heavens NO! I have fallen toooo many times to count but only by God's grace I am still here and holding on.
So many people have helped to shape and form me as a Man and a Minister. Ultimately, all this was done under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. However, I want to single out my dad and mom though; my dad, Rev. Archelaus Burrows, who models what it means a Priest, Protector and Provider and my mom, Evangelist Eunice Burrows who never stops praying for me (even while she slaps me upside my head).
Also a key period, was my time in the Holy Woods, as it is affectionately called or more properly The United Theological College of The West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica (http://www.utcwi.edu.jm/). This was not all smooth sailing but the lessons learnt, in and outside the classroom were sometimes sobering and/or painful to say the least. Nevertheless, they challenged, shaped my theological and ministerial constructs and stretched me to the person/theologian that I am today.
So I remember that humid August evening at Zion Baptist Church (www.zionbaptistchurchbahamas.com) when my heart was so full and my mind racing. I really didn't want to go but I knew I had to. Its funny,
God has a way of just pulling you were He wants you to be.
I am thankful that I just get to do what I do and that is so humbling. Therefore, through it all, ups and downs, mess ups and good times, times of plenty and times of nothing...All I can say is that I JUST CAN'T GIVE UP NOW. I know I have not arrived but like I learnt in the HOLY WOODS, "Know your stage because there are STAGES AND STAGES AND STILL MORE STAGES.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

July is here!!!

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Its is the month of JULY.  How cool is that.  Feels great to be in my birthday month.

Alot has happened this year.  I have not been very consistent in blogging but I have alot to share coming up soon.

Friday, April 17, 2015

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When you think about God what comes to mind?  A tyrant, a big bully or a loving Father?

I believe God wants us to see Him as a loving Father.  He is creator of the universe and life as we know it.  In Jesus, God has redeemed us to Himself.  This is the ultimate case of Love in action.  God wants more people to worship simply because they love Him and not because they are afraid of hell

TWEET THIS NOW: God wants more people to worship simply because they love HIM and not because they are afraid of hell #bjornbeonit

I saw this video done by Joseph Prince Ministries.  This is love in action..Here is the whole teaching.  Be blessed.