Saturday, June 26, 2010

Is your identity in possessions and position or is it in Chhrist?

Morning Reflection in the bible.

Is your identity in possessions and position or is it in Christ?
how do you know?

Die to self, live for Christ 

Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Galatians 5:24 
Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Galatians 6:14 
But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy fathers Day!

Happy Fathers Day!

Mr Cooper from Tri-City Church Told me today to make sure I put on the armor of God because there is a battle being waged over my heart.   

Just passing on Wise council passed to me from a friend (:

Have a nice day
Brandon Bornes

Proverbs 4:23

23 Above all else, guard your heart,  for it is the wellspring of life.

Ephesians 6:10-13

10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Pain of the Father

Jeremiah 2:31-23

...Why do my people say, "we are free to roam; we will no longer come to you" ?...Can a bride forget her attire, yet my people have forgotten me, days without number.

These verses moved my heart, i was reflecting on how it must feel to be deserted by your own children. Yet Jesus died for us.

Isaiah 53:3-6

 3 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
 4 Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.
 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.

 6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Greetings from the Rocky mountains in Colorado

My View Every morning in Colorado Springs

I have been in colorado for the last few weeks. This last week was exciting cause i got to spend it with 1st year incomming staff, who were mostly fresh out of college and going back to college campuses for full time ministry. I got to get to know them, pray with them, encourage them, and just share my expiriences with them. It was a great time.

This is also exciting cause it is one of the biggest classes of people going into the collegiate missions work this year around the country. more than 70!

Soo, i just wanted to update you all on whats been happening with me.

Also the internship is going great, i am learning a lot of things in headquarters. In a few weeks i should be done with the bowie video, and i will send or email you all copies so you can check it out. the student testimonies hopefully will be encouraging to you.

Please Pray for me and my team as we continue to fundraise this summer for another year of ministry at bowie state.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I read an inspirational quote from my man Billy This morning. Passing it along

When our God is small, the world looks big; but when our God is Big, the world looks small.

-Billy Graham

What are you believing God for?

Proverbs 3:5-6

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Don't walk away..Dig your roots in deep and Bloom right where God has planted you.

Don't walk away..Dig your roots in deep and Bloom right where God has planted you.

-As i was reading Victory over the Darkness today,  this is what God spoke to me.  So I'm sharing it with you!  Have a nice Saturday.

Update:  Computer!
My computer is on its last heartbeat.  it is a few years old  and I am planning on getting a mac book pro ASAP.  If you want to partner with me and help me get mac book pro.  I would greatly appreciate it.  I am working at Navigator headquarters this summer, interning in media development department and I'm working on a mac book while i am there, using programs like final cut pro.  I am working on ministry videos, and also a Bowie campus website. and some other goodies.  I don't have a personal mac book , so after i leave and return to bowie, I am praying that God will provide me with a mac book pro or the finances to get it. (:

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Here is my May Newsletter, Summer Schedule, and Financial status update.

Thanks you all for taking a few minutes out of your day to read what God has been doing over here at Bowie State University. Enjoy!

Summer Plans Update!

> I am leaving May 10 to go to Colorado where I will see some of the Edgers I joined navigators with. Some are getting married; some are going back to school. Some are taking what they learned into the workplace, and many others things. Some are staying on for Staff In Training (ME!), I am going to stay at Bowie State University this upcoming school year as I continue to grow and be disciple and learn how to disciple others. 2 Timothy 2:2,
> From May 18- July 2 I will be serving at the Navigator headquarters in Colorado, and learning video editing, recording, stage lighting, and how to give interviews. I will also be working on a Bowie State ministry film, to help raise support and awareness.
> From July 4-14 I will fly out to Durham, North Carolina to the Urban Hope Summer camp I served at last year. And I will videotape interviews, and camp activities for an upcoming film they are going to be working on. And hopefully I will get to visit my sister (Megan) and her son (Nathan), who lives in the area.
> Then from July 14-August 15 I will be in California, hanging out with my family and friends.
> Then from August 15 I will fly back to Maryland and get ready for upcoming school year at Bowie which starts Sept 1st

>> I will be fundraising the whole summer. Trusting God to raise a total of $3,900 in monthly support (before taxes) to cover housing, food, traveling, and ministry costs. I currently have roughly $1,400 in monthly support (before taxes) coming in. But God has been also providing through many large 1 time gifts.

Please Pray and consider joining my monthly financial support team!
Brandon Bornes

>>Click Here to Donate<<

Thursday, April 15, 2010

April 19th Supreme Court Case. Keep in your prayers

On April 19th, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments to decide whether groups like The Navigators, InterVarsity, Campus Crusade and others can be removed from college campuses because they require their officers and voting members to share their core religious commitments. According to some universities these core religious beliefs violate their affirmative action policy.

Pray for the justices to rule on the side of religious freedom.This case has far reaching implications for religious freedom in all areas.

Monday, April 12, 2010

What God showed me this morning. Hopefully it blesses you.

The Heart of Racial Justice: How soul Change leads to Social Change


"We must not make our ethnic identity the most salient or most central part of who we are...Christ is more important than our racial or ethnic identities.  This does not cancel or dismiss our cultural idenities; it simply supersedes them as the most significant....Anyone who identifies more with their family, their culture or their ethnic heritage is not worthy of Christ."

(Mathew 10:34-39, Micah 7:6)

Can you trust God with our identity?  Can we trust God with our families?  Can we trust God with our lives?

Luke 9:24 (NIV)
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.

Pray that we all have Courage to put God back on the throne and take our agendas off.  He will provide us with what we need

Proverbs 37:5 (NLT)
 Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust him, and he will help you.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Food for thought. Sheep!

I read this today in Victory over the Darkness by Neil anderson


"Sheep need to be shepherded. They are so dumb that if left to themselves in an open pasture they will keep eating until it kills them. They need a shepherd to make them lie down in green pastures (Psalms 23:3) so they don't eat themselves into oblivion."

We are often refered to as sheep in the scriptures.  Makes me think of how helpless i really am, even when i think I got it all in control.

Mathew 9:36

When he (Jesus) saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

WATCH NEW! Youtube Bowie State University Ministry Video!


Have a Nice Day.  And Thank you for your continued support

( I still have to find out how to upload high quality version)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Praise Report from AFAM! Thank you for your prayers for this past weekend.

12 Black College Students expressed interest to return to college after graduation and serve with the Navigators EdgeCorps, on a Historically Black University! 

Pray that God gives them clarity these next few months.  If this is really what God wants for them. 

"There is nothing better than to be in God's will, in the midst of our sacrifices, there is nothing more devestating to be out of God's will in the midsts of our sacrifices."

So Pray for these young black men and women!  Pray for them to seek God, to be led by his spirit.

And pray that if these students are meant to be laborers with navigators, spreading the gospel, and making disciples, that they pursue it whole heartedly.



1 The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you.  2 "I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Prayer Request! for this weekend. Exciting

These were his instructions to them: "The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields. LUKE 10:2 (NLT)
The African American Congress on Discipleship is this weekend!

It is a gathering of a wide range of people who meet annually in different cities to be encouraged, stimulated, equipped and trained to evangelize and produce disciplemaking leaders in the African American community.

The Theme of the Congress is to become a displemaking leader.

This is the conference where Robert, Laura, Sarah and I first got introduced to the opportunity to minister in african american community specifically on a college campus, as a missionary.

Please Pray for God to empower more young african american men and women to walk along side us in this vision.

Discipleship -
You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others. 2TIMOTHY 2:2 (NLT)

Sunday, February 28, 2010

In the Words (of Satan) Watch THIS!!!

  Take 5 minutes out your day, This BLessed me.  It will bless you.

In the Words (of Satan) Watch THIS!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

I want to be a Superhero.

Childrens Images of masculinity. How ar they good/bad?
What Motivates these Superheroes? 
What Motivates you?
What motivated Nehemiah?

Nehemiah 4:14 -

When I saw their fear, I rose and spoke to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people: "Do not be afraid of them; remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your houses."
1 John 4:18 (New International Version)

18There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear...

Chuck Smith - Calvary Chapel
"Fear is an enemy of faith"

Larry Crabb - Self Image: The Meaning of Masculinity
"If you dont walk in the spirit you wont make it"

Hopefully you are blessed by these as I am

Wednesday, February 17, 2010



I'm lost outside in the identity that he has given me

I'm lost in myself

I'm lost in my world cuz I am never satisfied by my world

and yet I am hurting my world

I'm hurting them

I love them but I don't know how to love them

I cry but I can't let the tears flow

God help me to let it go

I'm yelling but my mouth remains closed

God help me to let it go--

It's hard to hold You and my pride

I'm angry!

Not because you made me angry but because

I can't express.

I woke up in chains,

woke up without the key

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Greetings From a Snowy east Coast Week. God bless me with a lot of time to reflect and write a newsletter for YOU.

February Newsletter. Please kake Some time to read it.And get back to me.  I would love to find out how yall are doing in your lives, what God has been teaching and showing you over these past months.  Hopefully you are encouraged as I was writing and reflecting on what God has been doing in me, around me and with me.

God bless


Who is in Control?...

For Christ's Love Controls Us... 2 Corinthians 5:14

I want people to love me for who I am, not because what they want me to be, and not because of what I do or don’t do. I believe many people struggle with acceptance just as I do. Many of us rebel, not because we want to be disliked, but because we want to see who can really love us past what is humanly possible, past our flaws, past our failures. Who can love us with an unnatural but highly sought after love. To be more specific, agape love. A love outside of conditions. A love deeper than the surface. A love that requires us to tether our hearts to God’s Holy Spirit just so that we can express it. Have you tasted this love? I believe when we truly understand and experience this love, we can do nothing else but pour it out to everyone we meet because its like an overflowing well of living water. The most amazing part about agape love is that we can’t do anything to gain His love. Likewise, we can do nothing to lose His love. He loves us as we are. This divine revelation constantly soothes my soul, captures my heart, and takes my fears away. His perfect love has cast out my fear. Pray that I can remember His love for me always. And live in this love. And speak in this love. And dream in this love. Love with His love.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Im ok, MAde it through the blizzard 20+ inches of snow

I'm ok, made it through the blizzard, 20+ inches of snow, gotta dig my car out today though (:

Verse I read today, wanted to pass it along to you to marinate on.

Psalms 15:16-17

Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.
Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.

A simple life in the Fear-of-God is better than a rich life with a ton of headaches. Better a bread crust shared in love than a slab of prime rib served in hate.

Monday, February 1, 2010

"If prayer isn’t absolutely necessary to accomplish your vision, your goal isn’t big enough! "

"If prayer isn’t absolutely necessary to accomplish your vision, your goal isn’t big enough! "

I started studying Nehemiah today and it is an amazing book, its very captivating to read all the emotions that Nehemiah was going through and his response.  I wish I could study this all day today, its amazing.

Here is a takeaway from Ch. 1 of Nehemiah
 Nehemiah 1:8-9
8 "Remember the instruction you gave your servant Moses, saying, 'If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations,  9 but if you return to me and obey my commands, then even if your exiled people are at the farthest horizon, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place I have chosen as a dwelling for my Name.
Cross Reference: Deuteronomy 30:4
Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there the Lord your God will gather you and bring you back.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Nuggets i was reading this morning

Got some good nuggets I  was reading today, wanna pass them along to you!  (:  have a nice day

"If a Christian is not willing to rise early and work late, to expend greater effort in diligent study and faithful work, that person will not change a generation. Fatigue is the price of leadership. Mediocrity is the result of never getting tired."  Spiritual leadership by: J Oswald Sanders

Life always gets harder toward the summit -  The cold gets colder, the wind stronger, the burden of responsabilities heavier.  Nietzsche

Whoever wants to be first must be a slave toall.  For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to gibe his life as a ransom for many. Mark 10:44-45

Thursday, January 21, 2010

All a man’s labor is for his mouth and yet the appetite in not satisfied


From the time I was born my flesh has cried out FEED ME! And in this flesh I am moved by an insatiable hunger, which is described in Ecclesiastes 6:7

[All a man’s labor is for his mouth and yet the appetite in not satisfied.]

This is how I often feel. Trapped in my flesh, no matter how much I eat, I am always hungry. No matter how much I drink, I am always thirsty. FEED ME! When we close our eyes and feel the heartbeat of the world, that’s what they are saying, that’s what I’m saying. FEED ME.

God understands our hunger, because He created it. And He is the only one that can fill it.

[John 4:14 whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life].

Ask God for a drink.

[John 4:15 Sir give me this water, so I will not be thirsty…]

Let us all learn how to give our hearts back to God so he can fill them.

[Psalms 64:9 You visit the earth and cause it to overflow]

[Mathew 6:26 - Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?]


Friday, December 25, 2009

The Blessing

Isaiah 9:6

 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, [a] Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Holiday Break (Back In CALI!) and Ministry Video. Check it out!

(Laura, Sarah, Brandon, Robert)

Hello Friends And Family Here is a Ministry Video
with some clips from the BOWIE CAMPUS MINISTRY!

Please take a few minutes to watch.


I'm Back in California until Jan 9th,  So if anyone wants to know more
about what has been happening over on the east coast, or how I have
been growing..Just email or call.  Hopefully i will see some of you at church.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Praise Report 11/19/09

Exciting Day.

I was in the Library all day getting administration done and A student, Elijah came by to hang out. I was really busy so I wasn't really talking to him, he was just sitting next to me for about 20 minutes. Then he opened his journal and started writing. I looked over and was curious what he was writing so I asked him, then he handed it to me. It was a page full of question. all centered around why he isn't getting the things, or have the life that he wants. I told Elijah is seemed like he was really saying " I just want to be happy". So I stopped what I was doing and started talking about how if we look to things in this world to make us happy, are hearts will always be tugged back and forth because everything that we have will one day pass away. Then I had him read

Mathew 6:19 - 21   19"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

We talked about where out treasure is our heart is also. I asked him where was his heart. WE both new it was tethered to the world. So I explained to him that Only God can satisfy his hearts desires and truly make him content. Then I had him read

Philippians 4:12 - 12I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.

The secret to being content is giving God our hearts.

After more verses and more discussion. I got to share the bridge with Elijah and he said he wanted to be saved, I was so EXCITED!! WE got to pray together.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Bowie State University Student Quote 11/18/09

Jeremiah, Freshman: A Navigators Student Leader

Jeremiah Said...
“Before I stepped on Bowie State University's campus, I didn't know whether or not God would be taught on campus. But, within 2 weeks of being on campus I was introduced to an environment where God was being taught and bonds were being formed. The environment was a bible study led by Brandon Bornes and Robert Daniels, where they taught through the word of God, then helped us learn how to walk out its real world applications.”