Most of you may already know the changes that have taken place. But for those of you who don’t, I am happy to share the news with you. As of June 1st, Teya and I were asked to oversee the Children’s Department at Grace Church. We are very excited about this opportunity. It was not a decision that was made without a lot of prayer and we ask that you pray for us as we take up our new positions. We are so grateful to all of you who continue to serve in the Children’s Ministry. We are honored to rub elbows with you in service because as you know, we can’t do it without you. It’s going to be a BLAST! God is GOOD, God is FAITHFUL!
In light of the recent changes, I want to let everyone know that Generate Young Family Ministry is NOT going anywhere. We plan on hosting events that incorporate the vision of Generate, which is “strengthening the family and producing relationships”, as well as ministering to the children, which, I believe, goes hand in hand with the Young Family Ministry. What an awesome opportunity we have to work with you and your family on this big of a scale. Again, Teya and I are very excited and we hope you are too. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you soon.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Teya and I would like to THANK EVERYONE for coming out on Saturday for the "End of School Year Picnic". We would especially like to thank Josh and Tracy, Chris and Stephanie, Tori and Roy and Lisa who helped with everything from setup to cooking to break down. You all did a FANTASTIC job, and it is very much APPRECIATED! We would also like to extend our THANKS and APPRECIATION to Miss Abbagail J. Gogh for coming out and painting all of our children’s faces. She was busy from start to finish and the kids absolutely loved her. We had an AWESOME time hanging out with everyone and getting to know as many of you as possible. There was never a dull moment during the event. We did everything from a Watermelon Eating Contest to kickball to blind folding all the MOM's and having them try and find their own kids… talk about funny stuff. We even tried to confuse everyone by playing a shoe pile scramble and seeing which family could find their shoes the fastest and put them on before crossing the finish line. Then we threw all the families for a loop by playing a game called "Tunnel Gopher" which is the opposite of leap frog so instead of having to go over one another they had to go under and through some legs. The parents struggled with this a little since kids obviously have the advantage in the height department. I have never seen so many smiling and laughing faces in one spot. The sack race was very popular- we all had fun hopping uphill to the finish line. We closed down the show with a good old fashioned TUG-OF-WAR. To make this exciting we had all the mom's and their children take on the dads and guess what???? The dads won! It was such a wonderful time and we thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. The weather was perfect for the outdoor event... I even got a little color. So once again THANK YOU to EVERYONE for making this day such a success.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Everytime I read these 5 verses from the book of Romans they just seem to speak so loudly to me (especially with all that we see and hear going on in the world today!) I figured surely someone else will be blessed by what they have to say. I wanted to go ahead and share with everyone these encouraging words and to remind everyone we have a GREATER HOPE than those with out Christ and we can REJOICE in troubled times.
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have PEACE with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and REJOICE in HOPE of the GLORY of God. And not only that, BUT we ALSO GLORY in tribulations, KNOWING that tribulations produces PERSEVERANCE, CHARACTER; and CHARACTER HOPE. Now hope DOES NOT DISAPPOINT, because the LOVE of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was GIVEN to US.