Thursday, March 7, 2013

Cajun Boil time!

Hello dear friends.

It's been awhile since we've been able to update you all on our ministry and family.

We were able to drive to Oregon the end of Dec-beginning of Jan to help my grandparent's move to a retirement home.  It was a blessing to minister to them in that way.  When we returned home we had about one week and then we were hit hard with illness.  It ran from our kids (mild) then to us.  Curtis and I were down with flu/virus/infections for about 2 weeks.  Luckily- we were still able to do some work at home and get our spring ministries planned out and worked on.

The past 2-3 weeks our family has finally been healthy and normal.  YEA!!  Which is a good thing because we started our busy Cajun Boil Fundraising season.

We have had 2 weekends so far.  The first one at Homestead Bible Camp in Roggen, CO was a Huge success!  We sold 21 tables- approx. 160 peoplecame through our doors in two nights of Cajun Boils.  

Last weekend we were at Snyder Bible Church in Snyder, CO.  It too was a great weekend.  We sold 17 tables I think and saw approx. 130 people.

So far I think we've raised over $5,000 for Homestead Bible Camp!!!  PTL!

We have one more weekend left at Bethel Church in Greeley, CO.  March 15-16th.  We still have tables available on the 16th- so if you need to make a reservation please don't wait!

We have also officially started our InFaith Impact VBS program.  We had our first informational meeting and are hoping to have 3 teams this summer.  We were supposed to have our first training this Saturday- but due to an impending storm- we will have to postpone.  We are excited to working with these teenagers and seeing God work through their lives over the past 3 months!

Homestead Bible Camp is still a little ways away but we have our theme: "Identity."  We will be exploring our identity in Christ.  This is a concept that is so crucial to our young people (and to us too!) because we have such a hard time really understanding how God thinks of us and allowing that to transform our lives and self-worth to be outpouring onto others.  We are excited about camp this summer.  Please be praying for us as we schedule speakers and staff for this busy and rewarding ministry!

Rachel's InFaith Kiowa Ladies Bible Study has started a new study in the book of James that will take us through to May when we will take a break for the summer.  She is writing this study- and hopes it will be a blessing to all as they study it.

Mom's Cafe is going well but we are in need of future leadership.  Please pray with us that God will bring the right 2-3 women to join the leadership team of this ministry.

Noah is doing great in school and is beginning to read.  Hannah is still a busy little girl and is working with Momma at home on her numbers and letters.

We appreciate your support, prayers, and encouragement.  It's been a rather discouraging couple of months because of illness and other things.  Please pray for us that we will be excited for VBS and Camp this summer and that our discouragement will not get in way of God's amazing work here in NE Colorado.

Please let us know if there is something we can be praying about for you!

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