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Lost Boy on Focus on the Family!

Monday, June 30th, 2008 Posted in lost boy, Lost Boy Blog, travel | 1 Comment »

Today and tomorrow, my personal story will be told on the Focus on the Family radio program with Dr. James Dobson. I am so thankful to Dr. Dobson (who always tells me to call him Jim) for airing this.

Focus is on countless stations all around the world, and I trust that God will use my story to inspire others.

Lost Boy movie/message event a huge success in Florida

As you know,I showed the Lost Boy film at two churches in Florida this last week, Calvary Chapel of Kendall (pastored by Pedro Garcia) and Calvary Chapel of Fort Lauderdale (pastored by Bob Coy).

I have to say I was stunned by the response to it. Hundreds of people have come to Christ in these showings. I mean, hundreds!

So many have shared their personal “Lost Boy/girl” stories with me. It seems everyone either knows a Lost Boy or lost girl or is/was one. I thank God for His powerful hand that has been upon this whole endeavor.

I am looking forward to doing more of these events, and we are receiving many invitations to hold these special “Lost Boy movie/message” events all around the country. I have announced some, but more are coming. Perhaps even in your town!

Lost Boy on International TV!

Don’t forget that the Lost Boy film is airing Internationally this week on the Daystar TV network. It will also be webcast live. The dates are July 3 at 9:00 A.M., 6:00 P.M., and 10:00 P.M. (all times Pacific).

Sunday webcast from Florida

Sunday, June 29th, 2008 Posted in sermons | 4 Comments »

Today I’ll be speaking at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale. Click here to watch the live webcast. Service times are 8:00 AM, 10:15 AM, and 12:30 PM Eastern Time (5:00 AM, 7:15 AM, and 9:30 AM Pacific Time).

Lost Boy on TV!

Saturday, June 28th, 2008 Posted in Harvest Crusades, lost boy, travel | 1 Comment »

I am still here in Florida, where it has been beautiful! I did an interview with the local newspaper here yesterday and enjoyed the weather a bit.

Tonight and Sunday, I will be speaking at Calvary Chapel here in Fort Lauderdale, which is pastored by Bob Coy. Bob will be one of our featured speakers at the upcoming Preach The Word Conference.

BTW, if you have not signed up for that, you really ought to ASAP. It will be an amazing time with some of our nation’s finest communicators of the Word!

For more on Preach The Word, click here.

Lost Boy documentary on Daystar!

I have some great news! Lost Boy: The Documentary will make its national television debut July 3 on the Daystar Television Network.

Daystar—the world’s second-largest faith-based television network—reaches an estimated 75 million homes in the United States and is available in every city in America and virtually every country in the world. It’s available on DirecTV (Channel 369), DishTV (Channel 263), live streaming online. Also, it may be available on your cable system too, so be sure to check.

Airtimes for Lost Boy: The Documentary on July 3 will be 9:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m., and 10:00 p.m., all Pacific Time.


Click here to read my long-form weekend devotion.

Click here to read my weekend column from WorldNetDaily.

A blast from the past

I came across this video recently and thought I would share it with you. It is a video diary of a guy who went to the FIRST Harvest Crusade in Southern California back in 1990.

Check it out!


Hello from sunny (and sometimes rainy) Florida!

Friday, June 27th, 2008 Posted in lost boy, travel | 7 Comments »

We had a fantastic time at our showing of Lost Boy: The Documentary on Wednesday night at Calvary Chapel of Kendall. Some 1,300 people packed out two showings, followed by a short message I gave. We also saw many people come to Christ.

Pedro Garcia, the pastor of Calvary Chapel of Kendall, has blogged about it. To read that, click here.

Also, the Riverside Press-Enterprise (the local paper where Harvest is located) just did a very positive article about my life story. Click here to read it.

Calvary Chapel of Fort Lauderdale

I am speaking for Bob Coy at the church he pastors, Calvary Chapel of Fort Lauderdale, this weekend. I will speak Saturday night, and then we will show the Lost Boy film. I will also speak at all of his morning services.

So, if you know anyone in Florida, or if you are here, come join us.

For info on that, click here.

Interview opportunities

Speaking of interviews, I have been doing a TON of them for Lost Boy and I have a lot more to do. I am thankful for this opportunity to use my story to point to HIS story, but I have to admit I am bit worn out. So if you would remember me in your prayers, I would greatly appreciate it.

The enemy is always attacking, and trying to get me off target, but it only makes me more determined to  do what I do-which is to do everything I can to bring the gospel to our culture today. Because there is no other hope.

God bless you all,


Stella Laurie makes an appearance!

Thursday, June 26th, 2008 Posted in sermons | 8 Comments »

Last Sunday night at Harvest, Pastor Steve Wilburn and I chatted about the Lost Boy film. My granddaughter, Stella Laurie, also made an appearance. I held her while we were talking and she dropped her pacifier and I put it back in her mouth without cleaning it first!

Bad Grandpa! I was distracted, so sorry about that.

We showed the video of Stella tearing up the half-pipe on a skateboard and when it was done, she said to me, “More!” That is “Stella-speak” for “Show it again!”

See the Lost Boy Song performed.
Also that night, the Harvest Worship Band put in a stellar live performance of the song they wrote for the film.

Lost Boy Tour in Florida

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008 Posted in lost boy, travel | 3 Comments »

Hey Everyone!

I am on my way to Florida for a Lost Boy movie tour, where the film will be shown at Calvary Chapel Kendall (link) on Wednesday night and at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderale (link) on Saturday night. I will also be speaking Sunday morning at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale at all three services. For more info on the tour, click here.

Did you get to see Lost Boy?

Monday, June 23rd, 2008 Posted in lost boy | 14 Comments »

We had a great premiere last night for Lost Boy: The Documentary. The church and all of our overflow venues were full to the max.

We received a lot of fantastic feedback from people who came. Many also came forward to commit their lives to Christ at the end of the film.

I have been especially touched with how this story is relating to young people. As one young girl said to me last night, “I totally relate to it, because nothing has really changed, has it?”

Right she is. If you were at the showing, or if you viewed it online, please let me know what you thought.

New Lost Boy Web site

We have launched a new Lost Boy Web site, where you can get all things related to this story, including the book and DVD, listen to the new “Lost Boy” song, and much more.

To see that, click here.

Daystar interview

As you know, I recently did an interview on Daystar TV for the Lost Boy book.

To watch that interview, click here.

The Lost Boy premiere is here!

Saturday, June 21st, 2008 Posted in lost boy, Lost Boy Blog, sermons, travel, video | 17 Comments »

Hey everyone! I hope you are all doing well. We are having an early summer here in SoCal and it is hot, hot, hot!

It’s also going to be blazing hot weekend for the Lost Boy story as well. This Sunday night is, dare I say it, the WORLDWIDE premiere of Lost Boy: The Documentary. I am very pleased with how this has turned out. I hope you will be too.

It is going to be available for you to view in our webcast, which will start at 6:00 P.M., Pacific time. So please remember to tune in and get someone to join you.

We will doing this in a Flash video presentation, which means the image you will see on your screen will be larger and more vivid. For a taste of what you’ll see, check out the new trailer on the top here.

Leading others to Christ

I hope you will use Lost Boy: The Documentary, along with Lost Boy the book as an evangelistic tool, and I hope watching my story will inspire you to tell YOUR story to ultimately point people to the Greatest Story Ever Told –Jesus’ birth, life, death, and resurrection from the dead.

To help prepare you to do that, I will be speaking on the topic of “Leading Others to Christ” this Sunday morning at Harvest, as part of our series from the book of Acts that we call Upside-Down Living. The text we’ll be study is Acts chapter 8.

Lost Boy movie tour

I am kicking off the Florida leg of the Lost Boy movie tour next week.

I will be in Kendall, Florida, at Calvary Chapel of Kendall (a suburb of Miami Beach) with Pastor Pedro Garcia on Wednesday, June 25. We will show the Lost Boy film at two services, 6:30 P.M. and 8:30 P.M., Florida time. For more info on those services, click here.

Then that weekend, I will be at Calvary Chapel of Fort Lauderdale with Pastor Bob Coy on June 28-29, speaking Saturday night (with a special showing of the Lost Boy film), and then speaking Sunday morning at all three services.

There will be Lost Boy books signings at all services in Kendall and Fort Lauderdale, so I will look forward to meeting you in that area! Let me know if you are one of my “bloggin’ buddies!”

Future Lost Boy movie showings

In July, Lost Boy: The Documentary will be shown at Calvary Chapel Golden Springs (Raul Ries is the pastor there) and Calvary Chapel South Bay (Steve Mays is the pastor there), with more dates to be announced later.

So check out the premiere of Lost Boy and please, let me know what you think, OK?


WorldNetDaily column and weekend devotion.

Friday, June 20th, 2008 Posted in sermons | 2 Comments »

Every weekend I have a column at Worldnetdaily. This week it has a Lost Boy theme.
To read that, click here.

We also offer a long form devotion. To see that click here.

Things I Don’t Like, Revisited: Air Travel

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008 Posted in sermons | 16 Comments »

In the past, I have blogged about things that bug me, including cell phone users, etc. Now for some more!

Allow me to vent a bit about air travel. It is such a hassle.

Here are some questions:

Why is the term “airline food” an oxymoron? And for that matter, “airport food?” It just seems like the food in airports and and planes is always bad! Can’t they put an In ‘N Out Burger or a Chipotle (killer Mexican take-out burritos) in one of these terminals?

And speaking of terminals, is that really the place you want to arrive in if you have a fear of flying?

Don’t even get me started on going through security.

“Please take your seat”

Now, when boarding the plane, why is it that I aways get seated behind that guy in coach class who feels he needs to recline for the entire flight? These seats are just way too close to fully recline in! I usually go just one little click back in my seat.

And speaking of seats, is it any comfort that my seat will be my “flotation device” in the “unlikely case of a water landing”? Now that makes me feel much better. If that’s not enough, check out the cool little whistle attached to the life vest! That ought to get help extra fast, eh?

Here’s another question:
They bleed us dry for these overpriced plane tickets, so why do they give out those little bags of peanuts like they were pure gold! C’mon, share the love, flight attendants! (P.S. Are there any flight attendants reading this? If so, I would love to hear from you)!

Then there is the wait for luggage. Have you ever lost a piece? As they say in NYC, “forgetaboutit!” Have fun trying to get it back again.

Well, let me close with a positive thought about flying. It’s gets you there a whole lot faster than driving and, statistically, it’s still safer.

But still, how ’bout some decent food and an extra bag of peanuts every now and then?

Thanks for letting me vent.