Life Stories

Australia to Texas: Welcome Home

Sometimes it’s the little things that draw people in—simple things like delivering a box with popcorn, a travel mug, and information about Milestone to a new family in the neighborhood. The way we serve others doesn’t have to be extravagant in order to make a huge difference in someone’s life. Belinda Poile shares her story with us today of how a Welcome Box brought her family to Milestone, take a look: In January 2017, we arrived in Texas. My husband…

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Life Stories

Building the Next Generation

Much of what we believe about ourselves, our world, and our faith is formed in our teenage years. It’s clear that these are some of the most significant years of our lives. At Milestone, our summer camps have always been key environments where our Elevate students can encounter Jesus in a real, personal way. This summer, over 300 of our high school students spent a week in Louisiana as a part of Rev Camp. Through powerful sessions with speakers from…

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Life Stories

What it Takes to Raise a Leader

“Looking back, I can barely recognize myself.” On any given week, you might find 19-year-old Drew Messer on a platform speaking to hundreds of students, at a coffee shop working on his latest writing project, or across the table from a struggling high school student as he offers encouragement. Today Drew is preparing to start his sophomore year at SMU, but rewind seven years and you’d see an uncertain 12-year-old boy who knew something was missing in his life. What changed the trajectory of Drew’s…

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Milestone Missions

New Life in the Amazon Jungle

120 people from our Milestone family brought love to the people of Peru while living on a boat, traveling down the Amazon river, and visiting a different village in the Amazon jungle each day. They willingly gave up their comfort for ten days to provide medical and dental care and share the love of Christ through various ministry outreach events. With 1237 salvations recorded, 313 people physically healed, and 1253 patients seen by our medical team, we saw God move…

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Life Stories

From Chaos to Peace

“I just wasn’t happy.” Fernando had all he had ever wanted and more, but he didn’t have peace in any area of his life. He realized it’s impossible to hold everything together on his own. It didn’t matter what he could bring home or what he could do in his own power, it just wasn’t enough. In surrendering his life to God, he found the peace he had been missing; that’s when everything changed. Watch Fernando’s story to see how…

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Leading and Loving Others at 12-Years-Old

“I’ve learned a lot about God and how He loves us through other people.” At the beginning of June, things changed for 12-year-old Embry as she walked into Elevate for the first time. A week later, she joined over 180 other students at our Middle School Camp. She knew that God was going to move in her life, but she didn’t know how significantly He would change her and her family.  “After promotion weekend, I went to Elevate for the…

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Finding Home

Walking into a new place for the first time can be nerve-wracking. For six-year-old Noah, having just moved to Texas with his family, it took a lot of courage to walk into our Milestone Kids area a few weeks ago. Kristen and Jeremy, Noah’s parents, came to Milestone hoping to find a place their entire family would be comfortable calling home. Just weeks after trying out Milestone for the first time, Noah’s take on kids’ church anchored them here. Today,…

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