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Defeating Fear

April 16, 2018
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
To understand how to defeat it, we must first understand the thought. We can all agree it is a necessary tool in our lives that yields us from danger. However, just as a hammer is a useful tool, if you use it in every circumstance it’s going to do harm. You are not meant to live your life in fear.
“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7
If God gives us a spirit of power, love, and self-control, who gives the spirit of fear? If the devil can keep you in fear, you will continue living in defeat.

Matthew 14:22-34 Peter is no stranger to fear. When he began to walk on the water with Jesus, what happened? The Bible says, “But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” When Peter saw the wind, he was afraid. If you were to ask me, “how do you defeat fear?” I would answer, “what are you looking at?

When Peter took his eyes off Jesus, fear took over. In our lives when we don’t keep our eyes fixed on Jesus in every circumstance, it can become easy to get afraid and sink.
“I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4
Choose today to take your eyes off the fear and on to the Father.

By: Isaiah Roebuck

Moving Forward

April 10, 2018
The righteous keep moving forward, and those with clean hands become stronger and stronger. Job 17:9

Yesterday is the advisory of tomorrow.

In my previous blog, Looking Forward I discuss the importance of looking forward, This week I want to discuss the importance of moving forward. Taking action is an essential component of our future, though it can be extremely difficult.

Have you ever felt like a pack horse so weighed down by your past, you felt incapable of moving forward? God’s desire for us is that we get stronger and stronger but often times we find ourselves doing the exact opposite, getting weaker and weaker. When we allow ourselves to focus and move toward the past, it should come to no surprise it affects our progress. If you’re not moving forward, you are behind.

We can not take the consequences of moving backward lightly. A lot of things we deal with on a day-to-day are a direct result of moving in reverse. Some of the biggest strongholds we face such as depression and anxiety are a lot of times linked to what baggage we are carrying from our past, in turn making it hard to move on.

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.” Isaiah 43:18

Can you imagine trying to get to Antartica by moving north? The same is true when we try to move to the future while motioning the opposite way. While it is ok to learn lessons from your past and remember the incredible things God has done for you, dwelling on the negative of yesterday has zero percent chance of bettering your tomorrow.

Forgetting the former
Embracing the new
Moving forward
by: Isaiah Roebuck

Love One Another

March 13, 2018
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-45

Love one another.

“By your love everyone will know that you are my disciples.” Loving people is how the world knows we are followers of Christ. Loving one another is a command of the Lord and through obeying this, we allow the world to see not only our love but the love of God.

“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” 1 John 4:8

What a powerful verse. Whoever does not love does not know God. So what this verse is telling me is I can pray until I can’t speak, read His word until I can’t see and seek Him with every fiber of my being, but if I do not love I don’t know Him. If you want to know The Lord- love.

God is the very definition of love. Sometimes we describe people by their characteristic and for example might say, “If you look up the word ‘enthusiastic’ your face would be there.”

“Let all that you do be done in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14

Is all that you’re doing being done in love? I think of my everyday life- my social interactions with people at work, gas stations, coffee shops, ext. In every situation, I have the choice to show the love of Jesus to those people.

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law? Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Matthew 22:36-39

By: Isaiah Roebuck

What’s Happening In Honduras?

March 3, 2018
It’s now been 4 months since we stepped foot in Honduras for the very ever La Fiesta De Los Suenos (Dream On: Party). To say that the event was a complete success would be an understatement. Over the 2 day event we saw over 10,000 people in attendance and over 2,000 people gave their lives to Jesus. We saw dozens of miracles, we put on a youth conference and we did several TV and Radio gigs as well. Our team of 12 had an experience that will last a lifetime.

Since the party, we’ve received so many testimonies and stories of the way God has changed the people of Honduras. With over two-thirds of the population under the age of 25, it was our dream to truly change this next generation in Honduras. At these night worship experiences, the Hondurans got to experience God in a new way and started to dream again. It’s hard for many of us in a first world country to understand the depth of that statement. Nevertheless, when your entire world is surrounded by poverty on every level, it’s easy to understand where the lack of dreams and purposes comes from.

After making the announcement this week that we will be coming back to Honduras in November to put on an even bigger Dream On Party, we thought it was only fitting to share a little more about what God has done to some since last year’s party!

This video gets us excited because it is of a 10 year old boy named Joel Alfaro. Joel at a very young age has a dream of becoming a worship leader and to lead people in worship on a large stage. One of the cool things about the Dream On Party was we were able to make dream’s like Joel’s come true! Joel lead a worship song at the Dream On Party in front of thousands of people and quite frankly left everyone amazed. What a talented young boy!  This video above is a music video recently shot with Joel. It is so amazing to see people like Joel pursue their dreams in life….especially as a result of everything we are doing here at Dream On.

Dream On Party Honduras - Testimony Picture

This couple above had been asking the Lord for the past 5 years to allow them to get pregnant. This couple attended the Dream On Party and reiterated to God their dream to have a child. Since then they have found out they are are expecting!

On top of these testimonies Dream on has helped plant churches and feeding programs in these 5 cities in Honduras: Choloma, San Pedro Sula , Villanueva, yojoa, Tegucigalpa.

If you are interested in joining us on our 2018 trip to Honduras, we only have a limited number of slots. To reserve your spot please go to

Hope For Hang-Ups

January 17, 2018
Think back to the last time you had an obstacle that made you feel hopeless. Maybe it was a year ago, a week ago or maybe you are finding yourself in the midst of a hang-up as you read this. These roadblocks are inevitable but unfortunately, we often find ourselves feeling at the end of our road with no good future.

Genesis 37-50 Joesph is no stranger to such difficulties. But through every trial, he remained faithful to the Lord, and the Lord remained faithful to Joseph. From being sold into slavery by his own family to being falsely accused by Potiphar’s wife, it would have been easy for Joseph to question his purpose and future. But he knew The Lord had a plan. Too often in our life, we scale our life down to one day, one feeling, or one obstacle when God is looking at our whole life. There was no time where God and His favor couldn’t be found in Joseph’s life. How great is it to serve a God, that even in slavery or prison, uses that very same obstacle to promote and bless us. He is the God that turns hang-ups into hope!

If he were never a slave to Potiphar, he would have never became his assistant. If he were never a prisoner, he would have a never became second in command of Egypt. Joseph goes on to name his first child Manasseh meaning ‘Forget’ saying, “God made me forget all my hardships and my parental home.” Then he went on to name his second-born Ephraim meaning ‘Double Prosperity’ saying, “God has prospered me in the land of my sorrow.” I’m here to tell you God can do the very same thing for you! He will make you forget your past hardships and give you prosperity in your land of sorrow! Joseph trusted in something a lot of us have a hard time with-God’s timing. The same obstacle your facing could be the very thing that promotes you to the best place in life you’ve ever been! God’s timing isn’t a second too early or a second too late. It’s perfect.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

God’s plans for you is something to look forward to, no matter what season you are in. So that means for whatever your past, there’s a good future. For every failed plan, there’s a plan to prosper. For every hang up, there IS hope!

Isaiah Roebuck

New Year…New You or Same You?

January 2, 2018
On New Years evening I was sitting down with my family and enjoying a movie, a quote in the movie resonated with me, “If you’re nothing without this suit then you shouldn’t have it.” I dwelled on this quote for hours, sometimes it’s ironic that something from a movie can have such an impact on you spiritually.

In the movie the person thought they were literally insignificant, nothing without the suit, the suit defined them. Aren’t we that way in a sense? We let our “labels” define who we are (which is sometimes true), for instance I’m a mother, a professional, a wife, a church volunteer; but what would happen if one of those titles got striped away from me? Would you still know who you were? Would you still worship Jesus? Or would you blame Him? Would you be lost?

As you enter the new year find some alone time with Jesus to mentally strip all titles away; would you know who you were? With just you and the Father, would you still see you? Would you recognize you? Would you love you?

This past year I went through a major change and resigned from my professional career after over eleven years. I thought it was going to be perfect, I could be a better mother, wife, daughter, church volunteer etc…. But life happens, I came under attack, I felt insignificant, I let my professional life define me for over a decade and I felt like I wasn’t making a difference in the world. I did a lot of soul searching for months about how to get over this “depression” that was trying to keep me stagnate in my church, relationships, and walk with God.

But through it all, through the fight of thoughts (which many times weren’t of Christ), sleepless nights, etc… I’m more secure in who I am in Christ because I chose to reflect and fight. You see, even if every title was stripped away, I’m still a daughter of the King (Rom8:14), I’m still the light of the world (Matt 5:14), I’m still forgiven (Col 1:13-14), I could go on and on.

I encourage you this new year to strip down to nothing (no titles, no distractions, just you and God) and to get to the core of who you are in Christ. It’s raw and the work is hard, but the reward is sweet. There’s no greater reward then the security and love of your Heavenly Father. Listen to the Holy Spirit speak to you, about what you need to add and take away. The Bible says, “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin…” (Zech 4:10 NLT). We have to put in the work, we can’t start at the top, what good would that do? When we start small we learn to trust and you are trusted by God. Once you’re secure in who you are in Christ, there’s no stopping you because you’ll know anything is possible! You’re a world changer!

Blog By: Kristin Martin

We Visit Our Friend’s Book Signing Event

December 19, 2017
Ben and Jordan visit their friend Ben Budde for the book signing for his brand new book “War A Good Warfare.” War A Good Warfare has penned a practical and clear field manual for every follower of Christ engaged in the daily spiritual warfare of life. He reminds us of our personal accountability to know God’s Word, believe His Truth, and wage strategic warfare to preserve and expand God’s Kingdom here on Earth. Through his use of scripture, personal stories and clearly stated encouragement we are all better prepared to enter the Battle of the ages.

You can purchase Ben’s book at Amazon

End Of Year Recap

December 18, 2017
You all are amazing people. Jordan and I started this year with anticipation with what Jesus would use Dream On to do, and boy has it been a wild ride(a good one:) We saw hundreds come to our conference in March in Ohio and 10,000 attend our Dream On Party in Honduras. In Honduras, our event was broadcast to the entire nation, so 9 million people had the opportunity to hear about how Jesus wanted to use their life to impact the world. Jesus always takes His people from glory to glory if they are willing, so we look to 2018 with greater anticipation. Your financial donations mean thousands more will be impacted in 2018. Thank you for your year end donation!

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Those who dream the most do the most,
Ben Swartz

Dream On Party: Travel Day

November 14, 2017
Leaving at 3am from anywhere for anything is always exhausting… except for Jordan the robot.

The team met up at the church, and left at 3am to head towards the Detroit airport. We had stacked all of the suitcases in the back of the van, so we hoped the people sitting in the back didn’t get hit in the head if we jammed on the breaks… but anything is possible when Jordan is driving 🙂 We arrive at the Detroit airport in ample time, but a few of the team got stuck in security. To many snacks, cameras, computers, and other tech were some of the security culprits… we all made the first flight and landed in Houston. When we landed it was breakfast time, and what sounds better for breakfast then panda express? Absolutely, we ate Chinese for bfast.

We all loaded up for the last leg of the journey that day, and still wished that Spirit air gave out peanuts on the flight. Jordan and Ben recorded a podcast with Pastor Daniel at 30,000 ft in the air. When we landed Pastor Daniel got stopped going through security, and he just happened to have a suitcase full of glow sticks, to which he couldn’t explain in spanish to the security lady what they were… We eventually all leave the airport with pastor Wilmer, and pick some kids up, pack them all in the van and take them to school. The team then went to a local radio station and were interviewed for the Dream On Party coming up the next day. After the interviews, Jesus healed a mans back outside! Jesus is always with us wherever we go… We then walked through a 10,000 member church, and then headed back to the hotel. Later on that night, we went to the grounds where the meetings would be held Friday and Saturday, and the team was blown away by the setup. We believe in doing everything with excellence at Dream On, and this was just the beginning on something amazing…

T-Minus 40 Days

September 25, 2017
Believe it or not we will be loading a plane in under 40 days to put on our very first Dream On Party (La Gran Fiesta De Los Suenos) in San Pedro Sula Honduras. For those who don’t know this has been a dream of Ben and I (as well as the rest of our team) for many years. I must admit the task at times as felt impossible but we all know what God has to say about the impossible. See, it is very easy to allow your mind to accept normal. It certainly is not normal for 2 kids in their 20’s to plan a youth crusade for 10,000 people in another country. I mean how many of those do you know?  But the life of a dreamer, recognizes and accepts that with God literally NOTHING is impossible. This journey has taught us a deeper understanding of God’s dreams and purposes in our lives, his provision and his love for us.

I fully believe that the hardest step of a dreamer is the next one. It’s easy to look back and see how easy the previous ones were, because you know the outcome. It’s the next step that truly defines your faith and your life as a dreamer. Ben and I had absolutely no clue how Honduras would turn out. In fact our original vision for it was significantly smaller than what it is turning out to be. But when you serve a BIG God, were learning that our big dreams are often small in the eyes of a BIG God.

What Next?

With just under 40 days till we leave, WE NEED YOUR HELP! We are believing God to bring 100 mission balls. We have currently raised 45 balls and are nearly half way to our goal. One ball is just $10 and has the gospel written all over them. They are super cool and let me tell you, a soccer ball is one of the best toys a kid can have in Honduras. Don’t believe me, watch this video as it shows the kids playing with a deflated kick ball. We also are looking to give away some bikes, t-shirts, glow sticks and more. We also have 2 suitcases full of tennis shoes that someone graciously donated. Over 200 brand new pairs of shoes! I’m asking you to prayerfully consider your next step. It might not be throwing a huge party for 10,000 kids in the murder capital of the world. But your next step is important to God. It might be donating $10 for a soccer ball, donating a bike or whatever it might be.  The important thing is that you are actually taking your next step.