The Chronicles of The Best They Ever Had

Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. -Acts 2:43-47

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Good, Simple advice

So i'm starting an outreach cell group in my dorm (which i am excited about because i believe God will really move) and i was reading some material i was going to use. The guy that wrote this book for use in discipleship/evangelistic small groups introduced it with this passage. He talked aobut the first time he tried using a cell group and how he was leading it and it went great at first. They had good worship, word, etc., but it eventually just sorta fizzled out. Well he kept trying and found some real truths for leading any sort of small group like this. Here is what he wrote. It's pretty basic, but things that i think we all can keep in mind and apply. Here are is "four keys" to cell ministry:

1. EVANGELIZE--I'm convinced that one of the main reasons that my first attempt at cell groups failed is because they were not designed to reach the lost. They were designed to mature and nuture christians. Spritual maturity is a noble purpose, however, it is impossible to mature apart from reaching out to the lost. Therefore, one of the main purposes of Victory cells is to reach the lost, not to close the proverbial back door.

2. ESTABLISH--Because Jesus comissioned us to make disciples and not decisions, our job does not end with evangelism. Those who have been evangelized must be established in the Word, in the Faith, and in the Church. To be ffective, cell ministry must be local church based. The goal is that every cell member becomes an active church member.

3. EDIFY--To build up, to strengthen, to encourage. Every Christian needs it. Most miss it. Discipleship provides it. The end result of cell ministry is a strong disciple who has a desire to go and make more disciples.

4. EQUIP--Once a person has been ssaved, established in the Church, strengthened and edified, he needs to be equipped to not just be a disciple, but to go and make disciples. Once a disciple is equipped the multiplication process begins.

These are good points and i'd just encourage every person here to start a cell group or whatever. Nobody has to be a "leader" in a group to do that, we all can change the campus by making our own disciples and encouraging them to make their own.


Thursday, March 23, 2006

Lil' devo

I came across this today and thought it was pretty cool. Its an excerpt from a daily devotion book a guy, Jim Lafoon, wrote:

Note: i had to up the link on two lines because it was all messed up when i first published this you'll have to copy and past each line consecutively into the address bar.

It gets posted daily on that website if you're interested. Jim Lafoon is a part of Every Nation in Nashville and is an amazing man of God. He's very gifted prophetically and very well known for it. I've heard him preach and prophesy a bunch of times and he is incredible. Anywho, check it out...i might try and start reading it daily as just an add-on to my time with the Lord cause it'll at least expand my bible knowledge.


Tuesday, March 21, 2006

whoo hoo

two of my friends from school have applied to work at camp...whoot! winthrop's representin' suckas...

ps. jordan cauley: i was thinking about the summer and i am really going to miss having you around.

Working on going broke

So, I've made a slightly spontaneous (and financially large) decision: I'm going to visit my sister in Brazil. She's studying abroad there this semester and she left back in early early January; she's coming home the same day we get back from Peru in August. So, she's a little homesick (like I mentioned in an earlier post) and I'm about to drop a little over $1000 on a plane ticket and a visa to go to Brazil. The current plan is leave Tuesday, April 11th and get back Monday, April 17. Not to worry, I'd only be missing one class - and that one class is rock climbing - because we have no class on that Thursday and Friday because of Easter weekend.

So, I guess I'm off on another global adventure
Jordan M

Monday, March 20, 2006

free music dls for the win!!

O yes!! ECU RHA (resident hall association) has votesd and we get free music dls from and next year we all get free cell phones which we can use that have unlimited long distance anytime!!!! Heck yea definetely catching up on some music I do not have. Anywho, I wish spring break was longer cuz right now I am exhausted like I have been all day long. I hope every1 is doing ok!! Camp starts sooon!! Who is coming to interview weekend?

Sunday, March 19, 2006

No Basketball Viewing For Me

I left Friday morning at approximately 7:45 AM with my backcountry skills class and headed for Mount Airy, NC for a little rock climbing fieldtrip. We climbed Friday, Saturday, and today, each day at a different location. I got a lot of fun and cool experience with setting anchors and tying a million different knots, as well as some pretty sweet climbs. We also slept in tents both nights and our group was adament about no showers in the bathhouse that was near our campsite. It was a good time with tons of good food (believe it or not - it was amazing, I ate better this weekend than I do on a regular basis).

On a different note, when I got back from the trip I checked my email and called home, and once again things are no fun on the homefront. My dad leaves for Colorado exactly two weeks from today, Tyler's a mess, and Mom's really stressed out. Not to mention Jessica is in Brazil dealing with some stuff right now, on top of a bout of homesickness. So...yeah. It's just tough right now, so just keep us in mind, maybe do a little chattin' with Jesus about it.

Anyways, 2 months until summer. Can't wait!
Jordan M

sweet saturday

Today i was playing with my nieces on the deck at my house. We were chasing eachother and having a grand ole time when i made a sudden cut which sent a splinter into my foot. I was only wearing socks, and this was no ordinary splinter. It was about three or four inches long and went in through the inner portion of the bottom of my foot and out through the inside side of my foot. It was pretty gross to look at. We went to the doctor and they removed it okay, so now all is well except for a little limp. Anywho, i thought that was a worthwhile story about my saturday. There may be gross pictures to come.


Friday, March 17, 2006


I probably won't be able to make the Interview Weekend OR Spring Fling...cursed.


p.s. winthrop was robbed...homeboy who made the last shot is the luckiest person in the world

GO WOLFPACK!!!! We won! Eat it, suckas!!

You're loving and humble friend,

Monday, March 13, 2006

my foot was attacked....

Yes, very odd as it may seem, my foot was attacked. I was sitting in church at Manna behind an older black lady. I had my feet on the underside of the chair so that I wasn't kicking, cuz that would be rude. But anyway I am doing this and she randomnly starts clawing at my bear toes with her long jaggedy nails. It was qiute odd seeing as I hadn't even so much as moved the chair. She must have had some good senses.... But yes the attack shocked me and I sorta jumped. Yea but am on Spring Break, and it has definetley started off on a good foot! Brooke I can never thank you enough!!!! :-D

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Spring Break

So, i just got back from a wonderful week in Louisiana, gutting houses near New Orleans and hanging out. Fifteen of us from ENCM went down to a camp with Samaritans Purse where the government was running a volunteer operation to clean out peoples' houses destroyed by the flood. It was an incredible experience. The houses we were working on were under 10 feet of water for around three weeks and the insides were totally destroyed. So before people can rebuild, we had to go in and rip out everything except the concrete floors and the studs. It was quite a big and tiring job--people have lots of stuff plus there was a couple of inches of mud sitting in every house. The nastiest parts were hauling out refrigerators that have been fermenting for six months and bath tubs filled with sewage. It was very cool to see the change in the houses, but also amazing to think about the incredible amount of work still left to do down there. What we were doing was only the first step for those home owners to get their houses back, and this is after six months. They were all VERY gratful though and some members of our group were able to spend some time ministering to them. Needless to say, it was a very eye-opening experience.
The even cooler part was that we got to have a TON of fun and see some col stuff outside of gutting houses. We got there late saturday and found out that we didnt have anything to do on sunday, so we went to church and decided to spend the day in the French Quarter. We walked around and saw some cool and crazy stuff and ate dinner there. The thing we all noticed though was just how you could feel the spiritual darkness there. New Orleans is not a place I'd travel to for just vacationing again unless i had a specific plan to do ministry.
Anywho, throughout the week we had a crrrrrrazy but awesome bus driver named JR. He was THE MAN! He wasnt saved, but we had a good time with him and were able to minister to him some. He was really funny and lived in the French Quarter. He even invited us to his apartment (which was built in 1850 and BEAUTIFUL) for hamburgers and gumbo one night. We were even able to bring Reed, this dude who worked for SP at the camp and was beginning to go crazy b/c he had only left camp two times since the flood. He was lots of fun and was sooo glad to be able to get away. We also went to the Quarter friday night before we left to hang out at a coffee shop and next to the Mississippi. Reed came again and it was a great time again. AND, to top it all off, we sort of made world news. NBC and one of FoxNews' primetime shows did a segment on what was going on down there because the number of volunteers made it the biggest disaster relief effort in american history. Because our group was the most racially diverse they chose to tape us doing some stuff. They definitely did not do nearly as much as they originally told us, but some of our groups members were around for a live interview of Franklin Graham and NBC did a story on one of the guys whose house we cleaned.
ANYWAYS, this trip was incredible and much more than we ever could have expected. God really gave us a lot of favor and made our time down there hugely blessed. I hope all is well with everyone else and please gimme a call or something sometime so i know whats goin on!


Saturday, March 11, 2006

Bought a Guitar!

Ohh Yeah

Vintage Sunburst, Front

Jordan C
Introducing "The {Philharmonics}"
band member Me

Thursday, March 09, 2006

hey guys

Ok so its been months since ive posted but here i am
everything is as boring as usual and i dont want to eat at wendys ever again, but i am buying an electric guitar this month.
and while the rumors are true that i plan to return to univeristy i may not be at ECU it is my plan but there is a possiblity that i will instead be at UNCA
finally i have a new blog that i hope i will actually use

ps with permission id like to look into shrinking the web page name on this sucker if there are no objections suggestions would be welcome

Jordan Cauley
kyrie elesion

Monday, March 06, 2006

I am...


Took a train to Barcelona today - beautiful!!!!


Thursday, March 02, 2006

80 degrees out...

...and almost spring break!!!! In 24 hours I will be on my way to Madrid, Spain! I will try to post something while I'm there. Can't wait!