Archive for March, 2012

Later this year  new expansion packs for Battlefield 3 will be out. How exciting is that. I know that we have all been looking forward to some more scenerios that we can play. I for one will be getting these packs.

Close Quarters: From what I have heard this one will drop you into a small area where it will be infintry only. No tanks or aircraft on this pack. Also everything will be destroyed as you shoot it. Rumble will be everywhere and it will be intense battle. I believe this is the one I am looking forward to the most. It will also bring in new weapons, dog tags, and new assignments. Cant go wrong with new weapons

Armored Kill: This one will be quite the opposite of the first expansion pack. This one is believed to be nothing but tanks and aircrafts. Probally even some new vechiles and aircraft. Probally not going to be on my top list of things to buy, but its always a possiblity. Also a new map might be coming with this one.

End Game: This will probally be the last one to come out. Hince the “end game” title. Not sure what this one may hold but let me assure you that it will probally be epic!!! DLC has not let me down yet with this game and I highly doubt that it will anytime soon.

If you are as addicted to this game as I am you will be waiting for these packs to come out. All I can say is look for me and pray that you are on the same team! Game on people!

Mission Trip – Peru

Posted: March 7, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Village

This May I will be embarking on my first ever mission trip. i have never been on one before and have always wanted to go on one. I am finally getting the opportunity to go. I am very excited about it, but also a little nervous. This trip has the potential to be very life changing; not only for me, but for the people we will be reaching.

This is something that I never thought would happen. I have always wanted to go, but never had the money to go on one. Plus no one ever pushed me towards going. But a very good friend of mine quit his job to become a full time missionary. He started with XMA (Extreme Mission Adventures) and began his work in the field. He began telling me all about the trips that he was taking and asking me if I ever thought about taking one. I told him that money was pretty much the only thing that was holding me back. He then explained to me that I could get sponsors to sponsor me. This would help with the funding for the trip. So the next step was to decide where I was going to go. After much prayer and talks with my wife I decided to go to Peru.

The place in Peru that we are going to go to is a region that has never been reached. Its semi close to Lima, Peru. We will be travelling to Lima via plane, then another plane will take us to a smaller town. From there we will be taking a 6 hour truck ride to a small village. After we arrive there we will then go on the craziest part of the trip. The last leg of the trip to get to the village we will be doing our mission work will be a 8-10 hour hike. We will then spend several days in the village getting to know the people and telling them about Jesus. Hopefully we will be able to friend the villagers and be able to discuss all the wonderful things God has done us. After the several days we will be in the village we will have to leave; possibly being very sad, because of all the new brothers and sisters in Christ we will be leaving. Then we will just reverse the travel that we had taken a few days previous. Although this time instead of being excited about getting to the village we will be excitedly talking about all the villagers and all the experinces we had.

Upon getting back we will be very glad to see our familys and share with them about all the stuff that happened. I am sure that all of our friends at our church will be very excited to hear of all that was done and built. Three weeks after return we have been asked to go to one of the churchs that sponsored me. We will have a wonderful time reliving our trip to them and then partaking in a wonderful meal. I hope to bring back a spear and picture of the villagers with us to give to them. I hope that they appreciate the gift as I am very appreciative of all the support that they have given me.

Please let me know about any mission trips you have been on. What kind of storys can you tell me about? What were your experiences like?

I would have to say that Battlefield 3 is by far the best game that I have ever played. It out ranks COD Modern Warfare 2 & 3. I seem to find myself wrapped up in this game for hours at a time. From the real live sounds and graphics to the number of weapons and upgrades you can obtain. One of the most important things about this game is the realism. Theres no more hiding behind a building and not taking on any damage when a enemy tank shots at you. You will now take on the damage from the building being destroyed or you will die. The huge maps are a big plus and make things a little more stratigical. Conquest would have to be my favorite to play. Its also the easiest one to gain points on. The more points you get the more upgrades you get. If you want to secure lots of points then try the Support kit. Throw the ammo box anytime you are around other teamates. It might not seem like a lot of points when one steps on it, but after a while they add up quickly. Also you get bonus points for every 8 resupplys. If the Support kit isnt your thing then try the Enigneer kit. There you can repair tanks and other vechiles when they are damaged. Also enough repairs will also get you bonus points. Same goes for the Assult kit. In this kit you give out health, which any teammate will be glad to see. I personally like to play on the support kit. It gives me the chance to deploy explosives and have a machine gun. The explosives help me rack up kills and help you earn points faster. I have learned though that it is not good to just use on kit. If you use atleast two kits on a regular basis then it will be easier as the maps change and you are in different situations.

Next we are on to the air attack. I have not yet mastered the flight controls but I am still working on it. This is a very fast way to bring up your kills. You can spot people from the air and gun them down without drawing to much attention to yourself. The helicopter seems to be easier to fly than the airplanes. They also have the best moves and guns to choose from. Of course the jets have missles that you can use to blow up the tanks and buildings, but seem to be harder to fly. As time goes on you will learn to fly these aircrafts better. It is usually best to just try to practice the flying part more than the engaging part, so that you can get used to it. Just like everything else in this game its baby steps.

Now on to one of my favorite parts, the tanks!!!!! This can be easy and fun at the same time. Blowing up buildings is like no other game. Theres no more hiding behind buildings and camping out. At any moment you can be bown out of the building that you are hiding in. The smoke upgrade that you earn is a huge help. You deploy the smoke and it gives you a few seconds to elude your enemys. The ability to switch to a machine gun while in the tank helps you with guys running up and placing the C4 on the tank and running away. Now it always helps if you are riding on the tank, that you have a decent driver. If you dont then it can get you killed very easily. The best times to get into a tank is at the very begining of a match. That way you can advance faster and get the flag points on Conquest matchs. You can bunker down in your tank and protect your location and earn additional bonus points.

If you have any more tips or advantages please feel free to post under the comments. It will be greatly appreciated. Just like I am trying to help you, I would love to get tips also.

John 13:34-35

So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”

See God says to love one another and treat each other the way He would treat us. This a wonderful way to show community. And when I say community I mean life experences with the people around you. See the Lord wants us to go and make disciples of all nations. And that starts right at home. See if you can’t do life with the people around you then how do you expect to go out in the world and tell people about the wonderful things the Lord has done. If you are not comfortable telling people around you about the Lord how are you going to go up and tell complete strangers. This is something that I started doing before I will go on my first mission trip. In May of this year I will go out and tell people in Peru about the amazing things God has done for me and what He can do for them. I started working with the youth at my church a few years ago and it started to become easier and easier for me to talk to people about Jesus. I know that everyone thinks that they might not know anything to contribute to telling someone about Jesus, but it the first thing that is wrong. I mean think about it, the disciples didn’t have any seminary training and they just told people what they knew. So you see you can go and tell people about Jesus. Be ready to take a leap in faith and trust that you are doing the Lords work and tell them what you know. Trust me just you taking the time to share what you know will help that person start to believe and ask questions about God. This is how community starts. And once it starts it has the chance to spread through out. So there it is go out and start doing community with the people arond you and see where it goes.

New Website!!

Posted: March 5, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Ok, I have been working on getting a website up and I think that I finally have it up and running. The website will contain the same type of material that you will find on this blog. It will be full of different post about sports, hobbys, and electronics. It will also feature a store where you can purchase equipment for your hobby. It is a very safe to purchase these materials. I wil be using a Astore. Which is by Amazon. You will never actually send me the money. It will all go through Amazon. The least amount of hassle to help you feel safe while purchasing items. I will also be adding several more stores to the page at later dates. More specialized stores to help you find what you need. Again I ask that you give me any suggestions that you may have. I will be glad to to talk about any topic that you wish. I think that I will be getting the hang of this blogging. I also have a blog on the website. The only blog that is posted right now is hints for Battlefield 3. I will be posting more later and also others about different games and sports. Thank you again for reading my blog and please take a look at my website link below:

http://thehobbyshop.webs.com

Hobbys

Posted: March 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

Hobbys come in all sorts of different angles. From sports to electronics. I personally love to do anything outside. Anything with my kids outside excits me. The most important thing I can do with my family share my hobbys with them. As for my boys they love to play football and ride bikes. The girls like soccer and softball. But when its time to go inside the boys beg me to sit down with them to play some video games. At night watching movies can bring us all closer together and even force us to spend a little bit of time together. So no matter what kind of hobby it is you can find some joy in it. Take time to be open to any new hobby that may come across you. Never can tell what you may be interested in.

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Posted: March 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

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