Hey y'all! It's Sarah DeNeefe, and I'm so excited to be interning with Adore this summer. I'm originally from Sugar Land, TX, but I go to school in Ohio at Franciscan University of Steubenville. I just finished my freshman year pursuing a degree in theology and catechetics. I'm so glad to be back home in Houston and serving the teens of Shrine of the True Cross in Dickinson with missionary @christhedonatto. Along with hanging out with teens, I love coffee, Netflix, talking about Myers-Briggs, the Bachelorette, vegan food, good music, and my friends and family. Welcome to my #lifeofjoy!

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adminHey y'all! It's Sarah DeNeefe, and I'm so excited to be interning with Adore this summer. I'm originally from Sugar Land, TX, but I go to school in Ohio at Franciscan University of Steubenville. I just finished my freshman year pursuing a degree in theology and catechetics. I'm so glad to be back home in Houston and serving the teens of Shrine of the True Cross in Dickinson with missionary @christhedonatto. Along with hanging out with teens, I love coffee, Netflix, talking about Myers-Briggs, the Bachelorette, vegan food, good music, and my friends and family. Welcome to my #lifeofjoy!

Summer purging helps you find some old gems worth keeping. This was an article written in 2009 when Adore Worship Nights came to Houston. We have grown and developed a lot since then but this description from @mattmahermusic still rings true today: "[Adore is] less about creating a new movement or organization. The movement already is there – it's called Christianity. We're just trying to shine the flashlight we've been given on Jesus and provide opportunities in prayer, community, and service where people have entry points into the mystery that God wants to commune with us in every moment of every day with our lives." #lifeofjoy

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adminSummer purging helps you find some old gems worth keeping. This was an article written in 2009 when Adore Worship Nights came to Houston. We have grown and developed a lot since then but this description from @mattmahermusic still rings true today: "[Adore is] less about creating a new movement or organization. The movement already is there – it's called Christianity. We're just trying to shine the flashlight we've been given on Jesus and provide opportunities in prayer, community, and service where people have entry points into the mystery that God wants to commune with us in every moment of every day with our lives." #lifeofjoy

I've used the same filter every time, but it's a joyful one, so I think it's fitting. But maybe that's life? Using the same filter (perspective) to continue to see all as gift, all as #lifeofjoy? It's been fun sharing these teens, Fr. Manuel and myself with you, please continue to pray for this mission and living joyfully this summer!

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adminI've used the same filter every time, but it's a joyful one, so I think it's fitting. But maybe that's life? Using the same filter (perspective) to continue to see all as gift, all as #lifeofjoy? It's been fun sharing these teens, Fr. Manuel and myself with you, please continue to pray for this mission and living joyfully this summer!

Life with Fr. Manuel is a crazy adventure, as I was able to learn today. Yet in the midst of a crazy afternoon of raffle tickets, house blessings, and random pizza outings, he was able to remind us of the simple truth that Christ chose to come into the crazy world through the vessel of a mother, of a family, to teach us of the communal love we were created for. And He enters into that craziness each and every day. Already thankful to be a part of the St. John Fisher family and to be with these people who allow me to welcome Christ into the craziness! #lifeofjoy

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adminLife with Fr. Manuel is a crazy adventure, as I was able to learn today. Yet in the midst of a crazy afternoon of raffle tickets, house blessings, and random pizza outings, he was able to remind us of the simple truth that Christ chose to come into the crazy world through the vessel of a mother, of a family, to teach us of the communal love we were created for. And He enters into that craziness each and every day. Already thankful to be a part of the St. John Fisher family and to be with these people who allow me to welcome Christ into the craziness! #lifeofjoy

#lifeofjoy because I'm really, really pumped to spend this summer with the teens of St. John Fisher loving Jesus and eating snow cones at Gabby's and visits by Fr. Manuel. Thanks for making me feel welcomed from day one, SJF! (follow @adore_sjf to be in the loop for the rest of these hang outs and many more events)

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admin#lifeofjoy because I'm really, really pumped to spend this summer with the teens of St. John Fisher loving Jesus and eating snow cones at Gabby's and visits by Fr. Manuel. Thanks for making me feel welcomed from day one, SJF! (follow @adore_sjf to be in the loop for the rest of these hang outs and many more events)

Adore is welcoming me into their family, so I wanted to take a second and welcome you into mine! Paul and Julie Martinez (affectionately known as PaulandJulie Olson Martinez) met in El Paso in the 80s and have been together since, and have instilled in me a love for Chico's Tacos, traveling, Texas A&M, and Christ. I'm the middle child with an older brother Jake, who's now a hip twenty something living and working in Dallas, and younger sister Kate, a recent graduate from Coppell High School, working at The Pines Catholic Camp this summer and is a future Aggie alongside Jake and me. Being a daughter of these parents and a middle sister to these two has taught me more so than anything to live a #lifeofjoy, please pray for them and me as we all spend a summer apart all over the country!

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adminAdore is welcoming me into their family, so I wanted to take a second and welcome you into mine! Paul and Julie Martinez (affectionately known as PaulandJulie Olson Martinez) met in El Paso in the 80s and have been together since, and have instilled in me a love for Chico's Tacos, traveling, Texas A&M, and Christ. I'm the middle child with an older brother Jake, who's now a hip twenty something living and working in Dallas, and younger sister Kate, a recent graduate from Coppell High School, working at The Pines Catholic Camp this summer and is a future Aggie alongside Jake and me. Being a daughter of these parents and a middle sister to these two has taught me more so than anything to live a #lifeofjoy, please pray for them and me as we all spend a summer apart all over the country!

Howdy! My name is Ali Martinez, and it is with j o y that I can share with you the privilege Jesus has given me to serve with Adore Ministries this summer. I'm originally from Coppell, TX, but am currently studying Psychology and Spanish at Texas A&M University. 2017 has been a step away from normal college life, as I've had the opportunity of living with the sisters of the Servidoras (a religious order started in the 80s) in Perú, serving at their home for children with disabilities. Now fully moved out of Perú, and fully moved in with Manny, Brittany, and baby Ava to learn what it means to live mission in the family and love generously in every regard. St. John Fisher in Richmond will be my church home, and I could not be more excited to live alongside the teens I've already met and the ones Jesus hasn't yet allowed me to encounter! Some side loves include guacamole, the Sacred Heart, people's hearts, learning about those people, playing the piano, and the little things. Over the next few days I'll be sharing my #lifeofjoy with y'all. Here's to hoping this summer is as wild as Ava's hair!!

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adminHowdy! My name is Ali Martinez, and it is with j o y that I can share with you the privilege Jesus has given me to serve with Adore Ministries this summer. I'm originally from Coppell, TX, but am currently studying Psychology and Spanish at Texas A&M University. 2017 has been a step away from normal college life, as I've had the opportunity of living with the sisters of the Servidoras (a religious order started in the 80s) in Perú, serving at their home for children with disabilities. Now fully moved out of Perú, and fully moved in with Manny, Brittany, and baby Ava to learn what it means to live mission in the family and love generously in every regard. St. John Fisher in Richmond will be my church home, and I could not be more excited to live alongside the teens I've already met and the ones Jesus hasn't yet allowed me to encounter! Some side loves include guacamole, the Sacred Heart, people's hearts, learning about those people, playing the piano, and the little things. Over the next few days I'll be sharing my #lifeofjoy with y'all. Here's to hoping this summer is as wild as Ava's hair!!