Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanksgiving Outreach

We were painting and I was helping Britton paint a motorcycle when I noticed Paityn had paint all in her hair! By that point, I decided to see how far she would go :) Let's just say I had to wash it all off of her!
 Saturday - Brandon and I have had the privilege of volunteering with On the Go Thanksgiving outreach for about 8 years now.
 Each year we invite the youth to go and they are blessed as they minister as well.

 We actually reached a whole new neighborhood this year. We deliver pies and pray with the people.

 I think Ben, Lucas, Trace and Isaac enjoyed themselves as well!

 So cool to see our son ministering to others so early.
We headed out to eat after the outreach and went to Pei Wei and then for some coffee.
 Kendra, Cheyenne and Blake met us!
Sunday - So today was a tough day....
 They announced this morning that there is a candidate for the full time youth position and they will be announcing who it is next Sunday.
 We have known this day was going to come at some point but it still didn't make it any easier. We are thankful to each of you who offered us words of encouragement and for your prayers.
 We love these youth so much - they have become a part of our family. They have strengthened us and blessed us in ways they will never understand.
 The only thing that is getting us through is that God has given us a peace about our future. "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
 These past 20 months we have been blessed in ways we never imagined possible. We are so thankful to each of the youth who are part of our lives and will always remain part of our lives.
 After church, some of the girls came over for Bible study and some ended up staying until church.
  Our kids love these youth.
 The other day, Britton and I were reading a book and it asked, what do you do if you have a hard decision to make. Britton said "you talk to God" Knowing God will get us through these next few weeks, He will carry us when we feel weak and give us strength to face the day. Grateful for every moment he has blessed us with these youth and for the opportunity to be a part of their lives.

1 comment:

M.C. Converse said...

haha i took a few of these pics when you were downstairs.....