Breathe is breathing


Last night, Sunday, May 4 at 5:00 p.m., a movement was launched. For the third time.

But, as the old familiar saying goes, third time’s a charm.

It’s about time – we’ve been chomping at the bit to get going, and admittedly, the previous two attempts have been nothing if not discouraging. First we experienced an owner who didn’t want us there. Our second try failed because we were unable to sell enough food. But those “failures” were preparation for where we are now – both literally and figuratively.

Literally, we are at Club Sensations, a strip club on the southeast side of Wichita, Kansas. For our thought process behind the location, you can visit the post at Breathe’s blog. Figuratively, we are stepping ever nearer to understanding the potential of what Breathe can and will become. Already, in the short five hours we spent at Club Sensations cleaning, dancing, singing, praying and sharing, we have seen the power of the idea of Breathe and effect of the message we are proclaiming.

So, thanks to the owners of Club Sensations. Thanks to our dancers from Care to Dance studio. Thanks to Blake and Liz for rocking the original music. Thanks to Cliff for brining it with his Windows Movie Maker and speaking skills. Thanks to Hayley for using her serious ambience-enhancement skills. Thanks to everyone who stepped into an uncomfortable and unfamiliar place and to those who thought they were in a familiar place and chose to stay even when things got “weird.”

Through the partnership of these people, we encountered the spirit of God in a place where He likely hasn’t been welcome before with people who are unlikely to choose to experience Him.

It was a good Sunday. And we’ve only just begun. We’ll be back there in two weeks – Sunday, May 18 at 5:00 p.m. – and we’d love to see you there.

Any questions? Comments? Critiques?

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  1. May 6, 2008 at 9:01 am — Reply

    Sounds interesting.

    Do you video the experience?

  2. May 6, 2008 at 9:22 am — Reply

    Darin, we don’t video the experience yet. I’m not sure how well video would work because of how dark it is in the building. We definitely want to start photographing at the least. We’ll see if video can follow shortly.

  3. May 7, 2008 at 8:40 am — Reply

    This thing sounds pretty awesome. I only wish I could be there with you guys. Keep it up!

  4. May 10, 2008 at 10:09 pm — Reply

    Close your eyes and take a deep breath…

    The time is upon us.


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