Czech Republic Update
Jun 18 3:37 PM

Czech Republic Update

Jun 18 3:37 PM
Jun 18 3:37 PM
Life is busy here in Ostrava! Here are some updates: 
 
We completed the Amazing Race! We started in Vienna and ended in Frydlant, Czech Republic three days later. In the middle we were largely on our own to navigate between landmarks, countries, and team building challenges. We had high moments and low moments as a team, but all in all...
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VBS - A “Sign” of the Times
Jun 15 3:13 PM

VBS - A “Sign” of the Times

Jun 15 3:13 PM
Jun 15 3:13 PM

Volunteering to serve at VBS has been a privilege and an honor.

As I’ve served snacks, encouraged participants and volunteers, and prayed over kiddos I’ve seen the Lord at work in and through this outreach ministry again and again.

People often ask me how we feed so many kids when we don’t actually know how many kids we will serve. That question has been a sweet catalyst for reflecting on the “signs” that the Lord gives in the process of this ministry.

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So You Want to Know the Truth About VBS?
Jun 8 3:51 PM

So You Want to Know the Truth About VBS?

Jun 8 3:51 PM
Jun 8 3:51 PM

I won’t lie…it’s a tough week.

When the relief of summer rolls around, I get lazy and selfish and protective of my “me” time.

And let’s be honest, VBS flies in the face of “me” time.

For weeks leading up to it, there are cut-outs to create, crafts to prepare, ridiculously large decorations to make, volunteers to recruit, supplies to gather, food to organize…

And then…

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Lessons from Summer Camp
Jun 1 3:06 PM

Lessons from Summer Camp

Jun 1 3:06 PM
Jun 1 3:06 PM

My initial meeting with Sara didn’t go well. Instead it went something like this, “Hey there sleepyhead, I’m Joy. I’ll be your Camp Counselor for the week.” Quickly followed by 12-year-old Sara stomping off with an unpleasant look on her face and me thinking, “Oh great, what am I going to do now?”

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The Summer & Scripture
May 25 1:37 PM

The Summer & Scripture

May 25 1:37 PM
May 25 1:37 PM

Our God gives the good gift of summer -- so full of color and light, music and memories, streets of dust, and lizards squirming out of the grasp of the sweaty hand of a small person. We search for clouds that might bring moisture and collect it in special buckets to quench our thirsty soil. 

Summer automatically brings change, doesn’t it?

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Ladies, the Women’s Serving Team is hosting Sips and Salads (an evening version of Mugs & Muffins) on Tuesday, June 19th from 6pm-9pm. Emily Gray will be speaking about “Waiting on God.” It is sure to be an amazing evening of fellowship, scripture, food and sharing. We hope you will join us. This is a potluck event so please RSVP to Elizabeth to let her know you can attend and if there is a dish you would like to contribute!
 
Women, are you looking for a way to stay in the Word this summer?  We have two studies looking at the Gospel of John. Contact Elizabeth for more information about either of these studies (below).
  •  Beginning Wednesday, June 6th at 5:30 p.m. we will begin a 12-week study by Justin Buzzard. This is part of the Knowing the Bible Series edited by J. I. Packer. Cost is $10. 
  • If you are looking for a morning study, we will begin discussion on the Gospel of John on Monday, June 11th at 10 a.m. No cost, just bring your Bible and read with us.  
 
  June 25th – 29th from 9am – 12pm
We have a month until VBS starts and are working hard to get our volunteer list completed! There are a number of positions open and waiting for a volunteer like you to fill them! We are looking for activity assistants, snack helpers, help with music and crafts and many more!  Click here to register as VBS volunteer today or contact Nicole Barker by June 1st to get involved!
 
Click here to Register your kids and grand kids for VBS today! 
 

Missionaries Return from Bolivia

Check out the story, Missionaries Return from Bolivia that ran in the East Mountain Telegraph, April 6th, 2017.

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