Monday, November 17, 2008

LMC Camping Trip

This is the group of students I am so privileged to spend time with at our church, Grace Outreach Center. They are college-aged students in a program we have called Leadership Master's Commission. These students spend 9 months at our church traveling around the country putting on services at other churches, serving in our church, memorizing scripture, taking college courses via coorespondance, praying until they are blue in the face, loving on children, youth, adults, and each other, being discipled in the areas of leadership and ministry, and doing their best to be faithful in where God is leading them in the present and for their futures. I love these students and am so excited to see how God grows and changes them for his glory during their time here. Over Halloween weekend we were able to go camping together. It was our version of "roughing it" with my wonderful in-laws house about a 1/2 mile from our camp grounds. I'm glad to say though I love "roughing it" I also love going to the bathroom in doors and having coffee ready for me in the morning! We had a great time.

My adopted brother-in-law, Brian Spruell-Hargrove

Christina and her torch, made from a stick and a t-shirt

Sweet, singin' Kayla

Look closely...Christopher is in that tree!

James and Adam

Josh's cousin, Christopher, who is also an LMC student

Ashley, Helena, and Jesse

Pastor Jessie cooking breakfast

Halloween Play Group

This year our Halloween play group was at Celena and Kennedy's house. The whole crazy crowd showed up and we all had a blast! The kids decorated pumpkins with sticker, etc. and we collected food and put it all in paper bags decorated by our kids. The kids filled the bags and we took them to the local food pantry. One of the moms came up with this great idea and I learned that even at 3 years old our little ones can learn about giving and serving. Our little flower and mighty Superman have so much fun with their friends. They are all such a blessing to us!

Ryan's Pirate Party

Caleb's best bud, Ryan, turned 3 this October and had a pirate party! Check out the awesome pirate ship Ryan's daddy, Scott, built for the party! The kids had so much fun.