(posted by Mindy)
I feel like a child on Christmas morning. I am giddy with excitement. All of our children are here for a weekend long visit, and to say I love it is an understatement. There are very few events in life that give me as much pleasure as spending time with Katie and my men. Being with family is such a gift.
Today is our Zachary’s 14th birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ZACHARY! As is customary, we will be going out to eat as a family to celebrate the momentous occasion. Every year we give the boys the opportunity to choose the restaurant they would like to eat at on their birthday; this year Zachary has chosen HuHot Mongolian Grill, a family favorite. Good choice, Zachary! Of course the enjoyment of the food pales in comparison to the fellowship that we will be enjoying. (I just don’t know how much more excitement I can take.)
Living Waters Bible Camp Update
When most people think of camp ministry, summer youth and family camps come to mind. For Living Waters Bible Camp staff, September and May are often busier months than the summer months. The camp staff has been very busy this month and is beginning to appear tired, but by God’s grace they are being sustained. Please pray for them as they finish out the fall camp and guest group schedules.
This week camp served two groups that overlapped by a couple of days. The group of junior high students that came on Monday and stayed until Friday morning drove 9 hours from Fargo, North Dakota. The second group was a group of high school students from Farmington, Minnesota. They came on Wednesday and left Friday afternoon. As always, it was a joy serving these young people
Adventure Learning Centre Update
We have just made the finishing touches to an Adventure Learning Centre display banner to use at conferences and promotional events. Hopefully we will be putting it to good use over the next couple of months. Speaking of which, if anyone is interested in hearing more about the Adventure Learning Centre and the ministry we will be doing there, please let us know. We would love to get together with you and share with you what it is all about.
Purging, downsizing, packing and sorting continue. With each item that goes out the door, a weight seems to be lifted. It feels just as good to get rid of things as it does to get something. Try it sometime! Of course with each cabinet or drawer opened comes a challenge of “what do I do with this?” Please continue to pray for us in the logistical details of moving overseas.
This week we sent out our immigration documents for our eventual move to Nassau, and we purchased our airline tickets for our trip to Nassau for the ALC board meeting in October (only Tim and I will be going this time). We will be using the time there in October to get further acquainted with the ministry and to shop and iron out some details of our eventual move.
Hope you are all doing well. Thanks for following our story. Please feel free to contact us. We would love to hear from you.