Ceremonies, Camping and Campus Ministry
|All of our senior staff at the Ordination Ceremony|
On a personal note, this past month I got to visit Colorado with my parents and Grandparents. This trip was really meaningful for several reasons. My family has visited this same campsite in Colorado since I was around 4 years old. It has become a family tradition. I love being up in the mountains and hearing the stream nearby. I have a lot of fond memories attached to our Colorado trips so it's incredibly meaningful every year. Unfortunately this year I got sick on the first night. I had some sort of virus and had to rest for most of the week. I did manage to take some pictures on one of the days I was feeling better and did some fishing. I'm so thankful that my parents and grandparents value this trip and that we get to spend that week together.
|Mom, Dad and I at our campsite! We stay in a pop-up camper near the top of the mountain. It's crazy beautiful up there.|
|This is my Granny and Papa. They love to fish, and I was sad I didn't feel up to joining them as much this year.|
|Granny, she caught the largest fish! ( I know it's not huge, but in comparison to what we often catch in the past, it's a big deal!)|
|My Mom and Dad at the river near our campsite. It's so peaceful to hear at night.|
|Traditionally, once we've caught enough trout we have a big fish fry to celebrate! We had a fish fry about mid week this year, so that means we had good luck catching fish this year!|
- This next week our staff will go on a retreat for four days. Be praying for safe travels and that the Spirit would lead us in unity with one another and give us vision for the next year.
- I'm continuing to fundraise for this coming school year. Be praying for God to provide the financial means needed.
- In about three weeks we will be gearing up our new leader teams to go out and meet students! We kick off the year by helping move in new students at all of our campuses. This is a HUGE way that we meet and reach out to students early in the year. Many of these students are freshmen, looking for friends, and their parents are just as nervous for them. We get to be some of the first people they meet! Be praying for boldness in the Spirit, energy, joy, and many new relationships to be formed during the move-in week.