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Teen Revival… The Problem with Ordinary, By Kalista King
As I was going through my journal last week from sophomore year, I came across some notes I took at a youth event called, “Acquire the Fire.” The speaker for this event was an incredible godly man named, Mike Guzzardo, and his messages rocked my world that weekend. As I read through my notes, Mike’s words began coming back to me very clearly. He addressed the issues of being “cool” and fitting in, calling out all the lies we so easily... read more
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Teen Revival… Prayer: a Powerful, Unstoppable Thing, By Kalista King
Hello again! Unfortunately, I have been unable to write for quite some time, so it brings me great joy to finally have the opportunity to update you on the wonders going on in the youth of Darke County! There is much to share. I speak on behalf of those who wish to see a supernatural revival break loose in this place. Hopefully you all enjoy this as much as I do. Mark 11:24- “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe you have... read more
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Teen Revival… The Revival Continues, By Kalista King
I am very pleased to be able to keep you up to date on the things that have been happening in the youth of Darke County. This is a passion of mine because I know how it is to continually hear about negative things in our society and especially our youth. However my perspective is quite different than others. Coming from a past of indulging in drinking and doing drugs at a very young age, my desires in life now mainly consist of helping other... read more
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Teen Revival… Ignited Once Again, By Kalista King
Greetings, friends! I realize it has been quite some time since I have written an article, almost 6 months to be exact. I could come up with several excuses as to why I ever stopped writing to you, but to be quite frank, it all comes down to laziness. I can honestly say that I am a busy individual, and I could probably argue that my time on writing articles is very limited. However writing is a passion of mine, and when I began writing to you back in April of... read more
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Teen Revival… A Christian Fashion Show, By Kalista King & Leanna Meade
Today you are going to hear from a good friend of mine named, Leanna Meade. Leanna graduated from Greenville High School last year and was one of our "starting five" in the Friend2Friend ministry going on there. By this I mean that she was one of the 5 teens (whom I have mentioned in past articles) that met every other day before school to pray for revival at Greenville. Leanna was able to see revival break out through F2F, and also got... read more
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Teen Revival… Keeping the Faith, By Kalista King and Kelsi Mancillas
Hi my name is Kelsi Mancillas and I am a good friend of Kalista's. She asked me to share a bit about my experience last weekend when I went with Pleasant View Missionary Church to a Keeping The Faith conference. The main speaker was named, Chad Meister, and he is a professor at Bethel College. Let me tell ya, this man knows his stuff! He has completely dedicated his life to God and is an awesome man of The Word and of The Lord... read more
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Teen Revival… Together We will Change the World, By Kalista King
This article may be rather scattered, but there are many things that have happened recently in which I wish to share with you. To start, I will give you an update on our Friend2Friend ministry at Greenville High School. Because F2F has grown so much in the past year, word is spreading fast about this ministry. I learned that not only is F2F our biggest club at Greenville, (with over 80 students,) but it is also the biggest group out of all the... read more
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Teen Revival… A Soldier of Christ… Built in His Image, By Kalista King & Alex Dearing
This week, I asked a dear friend of mine if he could write to you and share about his experience in Lima, Ohio last weekend. I shared a bit about the trip we were taking to Lima in my article last week. We went to see Teens for Christ's ministry team perform there and also to experience Saturday Night Prayer with the teenagers involved in Lima's Teens for Christ organization. There were 18 teenagers that went on this trip to Lima, along with... read more
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Teen Revival… Revival is knocking at our door, By Kalista King
As I pondered what to write about for this week’s article, it occurred to me that I have not updated any of you about our local drama team that evolved last year around this time. I've mentioned the drama team in several past articles, but have not done much follow-up with you on it.  This team came about through EUM's youth group, The Corner Shack, when a few teens put a skit together for the youth group one... read more
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Teen Revival… Relationships are Personal, By Kalista King & James Conway
Hello, friends. It occurred to me the other day that most of the articles I have written with other people have been with primarily females. Though there is nothing wrong with this, I think it is important that you hear from a male perspective too as opposed to only females. I asked my friend, James Conway, to share a little bit about what God has been doing in his life, including His recent Chrysalis experience... read more
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Teen Revival… I’m Staying Strong, By Kalista King & Tiaira Cheatham
Last week I was able to share about the ongoing battle teens are facing right now when it comes to unhealthy high school relationships. The enemy uses this as a main tool in his scheme to distract believers from their journey of following Christ to their fullest potential. I had mentioned something about giving one of the teens a chance to share who has been personally experiencing this battle, (along with many others). Though she is not here with... read more
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Teen Revival… We will stand firm, By Kalista King
Due to lack of time and preparation for this week's article, I would like to keep this one rather short and sweet. I have one simple goal I would like to achieve in  this article, and that goal is to awaken you to the constant battle that is and has been going on with teens all over the world who are seeking The Lord. I have spoken with many teens this week who are very passionate about their faith, yet have... read more
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Teen Revival… It's that Time Again, Chrysalis is Back! By Kalista King
It's that time again for another West Ohio Girls' Chrysalis Flight in Piqua, Ohio. In a previous article, I shared about "The Chrysalis Experience" and why it is such an important weekend. For those who have not read or heard about Chrysalis, it is the youth version of an "Emmaus walk." Emmaus and Chrysalis are trips for anyone who is ready to get to know the Lord and get to know Him in a much deeper way over the course of a three-day... read more
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Teen Revival… There's No Looking Back, By Kalista King & Caitlin Beasecker
Today I am sharing the privilege of writing this article with another very good friend of mine. This girl goes by the name of Caitlin Beasecker and she is a freshman at Greenville High School. Now what Caitlin doesn't know is that I have been wanting to write an article with her for a very long time because as soon as I met her, I knew that God was going to do huge things in her life. I'm not sure why I felt this way when I met her, but for whatever... read more
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Teen Revival… Completely Transformed, By Kalista King
Greetings, friends! It has been a while since I have had the privilege of writing to you myself. As you heard from my mother last week, I just recently got back from Guatemala. Me and 13 others had the wonderful opportunity to embark on a life-altering experience to this third world country through Greenville's EUM mission team, "Destination Known." This week, I would like to share a little bit about my trip with you and how it had an impact on... read more
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Teen Revival… They are an inspiration to me, By Kalista’s Mom
I am writing an article for Kalista this week. This is her mother, and I am sitting in my kitchen watching the snow fall the day after Christmas. Kalista is on her way to Guatemala for her mission trip with other teens from EUM. I just heard from her a little while ago during her layover in Atlanta. It was just a brief text letting me know she was there and getting ready to board the plane to her destination where she and the other teens will be ministering... read more
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Teen Revival… The Lord Has Revived Me, I Can't Help but Share! By Kalista King
As I was sharing my testimony with someone the other day, I realized that I have never shared my full testimony on here of how I came to know Christ as my personal Savior. All my articles are testimonies of what God is currently doing and what He has done recently. However in this one, I am going to back up and give you a blast from my past, leading up to my salvation. Some have said that my life story has been one of the craziest they have... read more
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Teen Revival… Can you hear Him calling? By Kalista King and Kelsi Mancillas
My hope for these articles is that all of you who read them will be filled with encouragement as you read about what God is doing here in Darke County. I have been able to get together with some incredible teenagers the past few weeks and share the privilege of writing about what God had been doing in their lives. I am here today with another girl who is very passionate about her relationship with Christ. She has been a huge inspiration to me... read more
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Teen Revival… A Miracle We Never Saw Coming, By Kalista King & Kate Summers
On Friday, I received some very exciting news about a friend who has been in my prayers for a long time. This friend claimed to be an "atheist" and did not want much to do with God. However, he did read his Bible quite often and even went to youth group at Grace Brethren Church here in Greenville. I never really understood how he could go to youth group, around so many believers, yet not believe... read more
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Teen Revival… God will put us where He wants us, By Kalista King
With Elizabeth Conway, Brianna Denham and Becca Riffell - I am here today with three of my favorite girls in the whole world. You have heard from all of them in past articles, but I asked them to write to you again together. Their names are Elizabeth Conway, Brianna Denham, and Becca Riffell. These girls have an incredible passion for the Lord and seeing His lost children come to Him. The three of us... read more
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Teen Revival... Outreach… the start of something great, By Kalista King
Today I am going to bring up the topic of our local outreach team which I wrote about a while back in my article, "Starting a Local Teens for Christ Ministry Team in Darke County." It has taken a lot of time and prayer to get this outreach team started and it is still not complete. However, the drama team which currently exists has been sharing ideas and discussing ways to get this team up and going. If... read more
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Teen Revivial… God will hold you, By Kalista King & Alexis Minnich
The past two weekends have been incredible, life-changing weekends for me and many other teenagers who attended Youth for Christ's annual "Go Mad" conference two weeks ago and for the girls who attended the "Untangled" girls retreat last week. In my last article, I shared about Go Mad and the effect it had on me and the other teens who went.  This week, I am going to share about the "Untangled" retreat in which twelve girls from Darke... read more
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Teen Revival… Mad about our Savior, By Kalista King
This week, I have the privilege of sharing about a recent Youth for Christ retreat I went on called, Go Mad. This event is a retreat that is meant to reach out to hundreds of teenagers from all over who are involved in Youth for Christ's Monday night "Campus Life" program. Now if you did not know, I have been involved in Youth for Christ (YFC) since my eighth grade year of school, and I am currently involved... read more
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Teen Revival… A Better Way to Trick or Treat, By Kalista King
I would like to inform you today about an event called S.H.I.N.E. that has evolved through EUM church. This event is taking place today at the new EUM church building, (1451 Sater Street, Greenville, OH), from 4:00-7:00 PM. S.H.I.N.E. is aimed toward a variety of ages. The typical ages of the children who attend are about 3-8 years old, but there are usually a few who are a bit older than that. S.H.I.N.E... read more
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Teen Revival… We’re just along for the ride, By Kalista King
As our Saturday Night Prayer family got together last week, we prayed about and discussed where we feel God is leading this ministry that we have on Saturday Nights. Since our discussion, I have caught myself thinking quite often about the many ministries God has brought about in the past year and what His plans are for these ministries in the near future. A few weeks ago, I did a recap over the main... read more
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Teen Revival… Breaking through walls of hurt, By Kalista King & Brianna Denham
In past articles, I have talked a lot about other teenagers who are on fire for God. You have even heard from a few of them who have tag-teamed with me on certain articles. Well this week I asked a girl who I have recently gotten to know very well to write a bit about what God has been doing in her life lately and about her hopes for this school year. Her name is Brianna Denham, and I must say that she is... read more
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Teen Revival... A recap: Something Marvelous is going on here, By Kalista King
I would like to focus this article on recapping some of the things that God has been doing in our teen generation over the past year or so. I started writing these articles around springtime last year and have been ever since. At first, I was unsure about how I would come up with an uplifting message for my readers every week, but God was faithful in constantly giving me something to write about. In my first... read more
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Teen Revival… No Makeup Tuesday, Jericho Walk, By Kalista King
In my last article, I mentioned the Day One event that was held at the Darke County Fairgrounds in Greenville, Ohio last Saturday. I would like to inform everyone that this event went very well, and we had over 200 people attend! Everyone who came very much enjoyed our speaker, Mike Guzzardo, music from local band, I Am Victorious, and EUM's skit team which performed a brand new skit to finish... read more
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Teen Revival… Revival is here and spreading like wildfire, By Kalista King
There are numerous things to be excited about in Darke County, Ohio for this school year! We have begun the year with a bang as Greenville's friend2friend program started out the first meeting with an attendance of 30+ students and EUM church's youth group, "The Corner Shack" kicked off with 71 people! Teens from all over have been attending Corner Shack and Saturday Night Prayer, and to add to the... read more
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Teen Revival… Reviving large cities one at a time, By Kalista King & Becca Riffle
Lately I have had the privilege of getting to know a girl by the name of Becca Riffle who goes to our youth group, The Corner Shack, on Wednesday nights. You've heard me talk in past articles about teenagers who are on fire for Christ and ready to make a difference, and Becca is one of these teenagers. We have been talking about what it means to be a light in our school, and how challenging that... read more
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Teen Revival… Time to put our Faith in Action, By Kalista King
Though the new school year is approaching very quickly, we teens of Darke County are not yet finished with our summer. Most teenagers this week are probably finishing out their summer with wild parties and who knows what else, but not us revivalists! We are finishing out our summer with prayer and evangelism. What do I mean by this? Well in one of my past articles, I wrote about how people... read more
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Teen Revival… Taking small steps to keep the fire going, By Kalista King & Rachel Mendenhall
This week, I asked a girl named Rachel Mendenhall to share about something God has placed on her heart, as well as some others, and what they are doing to respond to what God has placed on their hearts. She is a member of our Corner Shack family, and is also a part of our Set Me Free skit group. I have seen Rachel grow a lot in her faith over the past year or so that I’ve known her, and it’s been a great... read more
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Teen Revival... A Chosen Generation, By Kalista King
This week has been a very interesting and compelling week for me and many others as we attended Ludlow Falls Church Camp in Troy, Ohio. Many teens from the Darke County area came to this church camp to draw close to God and experience Him in new ways. Our theme for this week was “Overcome” as we talked about what it means to be an overcomer for Christ and dove into the scriptures to find out how... read more
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Teen Revival… Set Me Free skit to be performed at Illumination, By Kalista King
I would like to start out this article by saying that it’s a tremendous blessing to be able to share these uplifting messages with you weekly. It’s amazing to think that I am able to update you about this so called “revival” that is breaking loose in our teenage generation every single week. Some of these articles may be shorter than others, some may hold more information, and some may even be more... read more
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Teen Revival… First summer ministry without our “beloved youth pastor” By Kalista King
As you heard me say in my article a couple weeks ago, “Though I do believe it is important to serve in our home towns and communities, I also believe it’s important to serve outside of our comfort zones in other places around the world.” In that article, you heard from Cheyanne, who had gone on a Youth for Christ mission trip to The Bronx, New York. This week, I asked a good friend of mine to share... read more
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Teen Revival... The Chrysalis Experience, By Kalista King
Many of you may have heard of or have participated in an Emmaus walk sometime in your life. If you do not know what an Emmaus walk is, http://emmaus.upperroom.org/about, describes it as, “The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and... read more
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Teen Revival... Starting a local “Teens for Christ Ministry Team” in Darke County
By Kalista King - I am pleased to inform you about an incredible ministry opportunity for teens which has been evolving over the past two years. If you recall my second article about the Set Me Free skit, you’d remember me talking about how powerful it is and how huge of a success it has become. Thanks to God, we have had countless opportunities to perform this skit in a variety of places, and are... read more
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Teen Revival... The Week of Change, By Kalista King & Cheyanne Mills
In the article last week, you heard from Alex, who has been making some outstanding changes in her life since she accepted Christ as her personal Lord and Savior. This week, I wanted you to be able to hear from someone who just recently went on a Youth for Christ mission trip to the Bronx, New York. This girl’s name is Cheyanne Mills, and we became very close friends last year on this same mission... read more
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Revival at Tri-Village just around the corner, By Kalista King & Alex Baker
Often times, teens tend to fall back into their old ways after they come to know Christ due to many reasons. However, I think that one of the main reasons is because they don’t get plugged into anything that will help them grow in their faith and put them around other believers to encourage them spiritually. Unfortunately, it’s true that teenagers quickly lose interest in their faith if they are not involved in anything that... read more
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Revived! By Kalista King
I am pleased to say that there will be a new event coming up this summer for teens in the Miami Valley area! We are starting a new program called, “Revived” which will most likely take place beginning sometime in July, and we are hoping to get permission from the City of Greenville to use the bandshell which is located in the park by the City Pool. We do not have all the details yet, but I will be sure to let you all... read more
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The Corner Shack Youth Group... Junior High Initiation Event a Huge Success, By Kalista King
If you read my article from two weeks ago, you should remember when I explained the Jr. High Initiation event which took place at The Corner Shack youth group. You may have also heard it called, “8th Grade Welcome Night,” which is what we ended up calling it after an interview with Dan Franks on Joy FM’s Christian radio station. This event was for any 8th grade student from any school... read more
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Prayer team for revivals in our schools, By Kalista King
An active summer for Christ - It’s official; school’s out and it’s summertime! Around this time is usually when youth groups, school clubs, (such as F2F), and other Christian events come to a close. However, I am pleased to say that this summer will be thriving with activity for the youth in Darke County who wish to get plugged into places and events which will help them grow in their faith. As I have... read more
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The Students of The Corner Shack... Preparing 8th graders for the obstacle course of high school
By Kalista King - As the school year is winding down and coming to a close, we teens at The Corner Shack (see second article for more information on The Corner Shack) have decided to do one last event of the school year. We have many seniors who attend The Corner Shack on Wednesday nights who are graduating and moving on with their lives. Though I’m sure many of them will continue coming to... read more
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Like F2F, the start to a tremendous revival, By Kalista King
As many of you know, Thursday, May 5th was The National Day of Prayer. As it is written on nationaldayofprayer.org, “The National Day of Prayer has great significance for us as a nation. It enables us to recall and to teach the way in which our founding fathers sought the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions. It stands as a call to us to humbly come before God, seeking... read more
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Youth For Christ... “Set Me Free” skit a powerful message for teens, By Kalista King
As you heard me say last week, a revival in today’s teenage generation has broken out in Darke County, as more and more teens join our Youth for Christ’s Friend2Friend program, Saturday Night Prayer, and other events hosted through F2F. This week, I would like to share about the “Set Me Free” skit that has evolved through Greenville’s EUM youth group (also known as The CornerShack). This skit has... read more
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Friend 2 Friend... A Teen Revival in Darke County, By Kalista King
It’s been said that our current teenage generation continues to spiral downward as more and more teens become lazy, disrespectful, and unwilling to strive for their dreams and goals. Though this is true to many people, I can tell you as a peer to these so called, “teen hooligans,” there has been a change in many of the lives of these teenagers in Darke County. I have been witnessing what I call, “revival... read more


 
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