Our Mission

Our Mission: To provide a way for members of the People of Praise to get a quality education while living the life of Christ together.

Friday, April 22, 2011

44 Days

Just 44 days before Indy Action One arrives. There's room for you to join the trip. So maybe it's been a few years since your Action days and maybe you think you've moved on with life yada yada but you can come back and do it again and we need your help and experience...or maybe you've never been on an Action trip but always thought it was a good thing to do, why not make a trip this summer?

Can't do two weeks? We can work it out.

Want to bring your spouse along? We can work it out.

No way you can make it this summer? We're trying to raise money to pay the Summer Staffers who give up the majority of their summer and work 24/7 for a small stipend. If you'd like to help, send a check to People of Praise, Attn: John Xenakis, 107 Greenlawn, South Bend IN 46617 and write ACTION STAFF 2011 in the memo space.

Pray that the Lord bless this summer and that he would send us all the folks that he needs for the work he wants done.

All for his glory.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011



We're getting ready for the end of the semester here in Indy.  Next week is the last week of classes and then finals -- everyone seems to be heading in a good direction in classes, praise God.


We're gearing up for Action Summer.  We have just a few key vacancies left to fill for summer staff and then we'll be set to welcome this summer's visitors.  We have a lot of work planned and we're hoping you'll come on out to help.


We have four guys in the application process for the Action Summer Intern household and we're expecting more very soon.  The household is open to High School guys who want to make a difference by getting their hands dirty doing the work of citybuilding.


Is your men's group or women's group ready for a change of pace?  Why not organize a road trip to help out this summer during Action trips?  Get away from the usual meeting routine and do something different.  We're ready to host you here in Indy this summer.  All you have to do to decide to come and we'll work out the details.


Last weekend Indy branch hosted their Action Auction and it was a great event.  Everyone had a great time and we raised a nice donation for the work of Action.  Thanks to the Indy Action team for making it happen.  Here's a few pictures courtesy of Trish Brewer:

David Gruber 

Meghan Couch and Andrea DeLee

Melissa Rader and Naomi Caneff
George Kane, Walt Seale, Chris Walker

Monday, April 11, 2011

Three ways...

Three ways to do something for the kingdom this summer:

1.  Come on an Action Trip.  There are three trips available this summer here in Indy.  We have a great deal to accomplish both here in the Triangle and on the South Side.

2.  Join the Action Summer Intern household.  This summer we are organizing a summer household for High School men here in Indy.  ASI guys will arrive on or about 6 June and stay through July 24 or so.  We're looking for guys who want to earn a little money, live in the men's household and do something constructive for the kingdom of God.

3.  Action Summer Vacation.  We've set aside some space for couples and families to spend some part of their vacation working on an Action trip.  It'll be a vacation with a purpose!  You'll join in on the work and on the team meetings and see for yourself just what the Lord is doing here in Indy.  Last year we hosted three couples and they were a huge help.  We're flexible on time commitments, so think it over.  This may be your year to make an Action trip.  We'd love to have you here.

We enjoyed a visit from the Missionary Company this past weekend.  It was so encouraging to hear their stories of the Lord making a difference in the Mississippi River valley.  Pray for our missionaries as they labor in the name of our King and in the name of the People of Praise.

Missionaries joined us for Lord's Day in the Triangle

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Downhill Run

 Three more weeks of classes and a week of finals and we'll be done for the school year.  Went by fast. Our last Lord's Day will be on 7 May.

 We're planning to finish strong and get some rest before Action Summer starts on June 6th (that's coming on fast!).

Our three nursing school applicants have all received interviews for entry into the class next fall.  Say a prayer they all get in.

We're gearing up for Action Summer so pray that we can find the right group of summer staffers to make it all work.  This summer we're also doing an Action Summer Intern household for high school guys.  The ASI guys will stay for all three Action sessions here in Indy and live in household together.  We're hoping that they get some experience in household living and learn some valuable work skills.  Pray that we get that off the ground and find the right staff and good candidates.

Oh that reminds me...have you ever done an Action trip?  Come on and do it and you don't have to be a teenager to be a big help.  We need you.

Planning for next year !  Pray for those making college decisions over the next month or so.  We hope to add at least 50% more students next year so pray the Lord provides all we need to make that work (He will).

Some recent pix courtesy of Trish Brewer:

Lord's Day activity

Chris and Trish birthday cakes.

They match!
Pam and Rachel playing Irish tunes.

Isaac and George + Corned Beef !

Trish and Meghan did a HS girls retreat in New Orleans

"Oh come on, smile."  So we did.

Lord's Day conversation