By Len on Feb 1, 2016 | In NNYM | No Comments »
Last year before Christmas, I started driving a little bit for Uber.
One of the surprises I got was after I made my first 5 trips, I got a $100 bonus and the friend who referred me got $100 too.
I texted him and thanked him for the bonus $100 and asked him he had been driving too. He shared that he had never driven for Uber but I was the 10th person who he had referred so he had made $1,000 from Uber without ever driving. He started driving occasionally after we talked.
I’m still raising support for my ministry with The National Network of Youth Ministries but occasionally drive because every little bit of extra money helps. I’m a night owl so it’s easy to stay up late and make a little money when I’d either be asleep, reading or watching a movie.
Driving for Uber requires a four door car that is under ten years old and doesn’t have any cracks in the windows and car insurance.
After the fifth trip, you get a $100 bonus and I get $100 when you use this link to sign up with Uber.
By Len on Aug 6, 2015 | In NNYM, Prayer Updates | 3 Comments
Coaches Corner – August 7-12, I am traveling to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin for a two-day training event with Lead 222. I’ll be learning to help coach youth workers across Texas and New Mexico. Go to Lead222.com for more info.
Workshop – I’m traveling to Lovington, N.M. at the end of the month to provide a personalized training event to an entire church with focusing on every member being in ministry based on Ephesians 4:12.
Full August Prayer Update
By Len on Jun 11, 2015 | In Articles, NNYM, Youth Ministry | No Comments »
Sent in an article to Youth Worker Journal this week. It’ll probably be a sidebar in their September/October “Hard Times” issue.
It’s titled “Seven Truths to Remember Before and During Hard Times”
Here’s part of it that I posted on Facebook, while I was writing it.
“Knowing examples from the Bible of God’s faithfulness is our foundation but it’s important to also remember that it’s not only a theological check list.
It’s not merely the abstract that gives us hope but also when we remember our personal Ebenezers. When we do that, we can more likely appropriate the fact that the God who has been faithful before in our own lives will be faithful again, it just might not look like what we expect, and that’s okay”
It’s good to be writing again. Good meaning, excruciating and an ordeal to get the right words out that share truth from my story without me being the focus of the story. This one is very satisfying because I know my friend of many years, Tim Baker, will do his editorial wizardry and make it better.
Had to send in a new bio, so I went with this:
@Len_Evans oversees Texas and New Mexico for the National Network of Youth Ministries. He provides encouragement and pastoral care for youth workers via @YMOasis and randomly blogs at LenEvans.net
Now to try and write a few more blog posts before it get’s published so it’s not so random. :-)
By Len on May 15, 2015 | In General, Life is Harder When You're Stupid | No Comments »
In our world of social media, everyone has a voice and some people think they have the best voice and everyone needs to hear from them.
Being able to share what you think gives the feeling that your opinion matters because people might interact with it and some may even agree.
Unless others validate you’re an expert, you’re probably not. And even if a lot of people say you are, that still does not make it true because they might all be idiots.
Just because you can say something or share information about someone else doesn’t mean you should.
If you think you’re an expert, here’s a test, you can take.
Do people ask you what you think about something or a particular subject or field? If not regularly, you’re probably not an expert.
It’s great that you can share your experience and thoughts but if you really want it to be listened to and seriously considered, share it with someone who knows you and cares to hear your perspective.
Like the old saying goes, “People don’t care what you know until they know that you care.”
Care and love others more today than you did yesterday and you can become an expert in what matters most, loving others unconditionally.
By Len on Apr 15, 2015 | In Prayer Updates | No Comments »
April 2015 Prayer Update
I’m speaking to the Irons Middle School FCA on Friday, April 17th.
They typically have around 250-300 students and they asked me to share the Gospel during the message.
Please pray for clarity and for students to respond to God’s offer of redemption.
By Len on Mar 22, 2015 | In NNYM, Networking, Prayer Updates | No Comments »
In January I shared I was hoping to travel to Houston within the first few months of 2015 to meet with the leadership of
I’m flying to Houston tomorrow morning and I’ll be back in Lubbock late Wednesday night.
Doug Clark, the NNYM Field Director (My direct boss) is joining me for this trip as we meet with many youth workers to strengthen their networks in and around Houston. Houston is the 4th largest city in the United States and almost 25% of it’s population is under 19.
We’re also going to have one meeting to discuss a potential partnership with another ministry that would help Houston and other cities around the country. This meeting came about over the last month and a half and we’re eager to discern how it could help thousands of youth workers
So please pray some extra prayers this week.
Keep Lovin’ Jesus,