Sunday, October 30, 2011

Leaf Raking Time!

I know this is sudden since we just finished Fall Festival, but last year we waited too long and the snow beat us. Can you come to my house next Saturday Nov. 5 for our leaf raking day. Peter has upgraded the zip line, and the leaves are stacking up heavier than ever. If you will bring a two-liter and something to pass, NLM will spring for the burgers and hot dogs. It has always been a good time, if the weather holds out. Perhaps we could make a fire. We'll see. Please respond if you could make it from 12-6 p.m. Saturday. If we can't we can't, but I'd be interested in seeing who is interested. Dust off that rake!
Fearless Leader

Austin tries the 'Dreaded Balut"

    Many people who visit the Philippines are told to eat balut. Obviously, the first thing one thinks is “what is it?”I will tell you what it is. Balut is a chicken egg which is in it’s later days of development. Thus meaning that you are eating an unborn chick. Better yet, that same chick would hatch 4-6 days later if you hadn’t eaten it. Sounds gross right? Well, I tried it. To be completely honest, I was scared! I had no idea what it would taste like! Would it be crunchy or soft? Feathery or smooth? After 5 dramatic minutes of trying to convince myself I wouldn’t die, I finally did it. It tasted like a normal egg! Still, I only ate one, mainly because I didn’t like seeing the chick inside. I don’t care how manly and tough you think you are, cuz man does it take guts!

"Wow. Suddenly school cafeteria food doesn't look that bad, eh Austin? Keep the updates coming. What are the chances we could SKYPE with you while you're there? You'll have to tell us how Hong Kong was! We love you man, and we'll be praying for you.
Fearless Leader

Katie at Mt. St. Helens

Hi everyone, about two weeks ago we went on our geology trip. We went to Mount St. Helens and went to many other geological sights. Last week we had a soteriology class, it wasn't hard but the teacher was always speaking in a monotone.  This past class, "Walk through the Old Testament," was lots of fun. It was interactive and gave hand motions for going through the Old Testament. This Saturday has been the first relaxing one in a while. Well, thats all I have to report right now talk to everyone later.

"Thanks Katie! It's great to see your studies are going well. Keep us up to date!"
Fearless Leader

God Blesses Fall Festival with More than 100

Thanks to everyone who heped out at this year's Fall festival. We saw more than 100 kids and 54 of them did not attend here! Demographic overviews show that kids came from all over. Some as far as Unionville and near Lake Monroe. We had a few glitches but nothin major. We had to go on a candy run (thanks, Mrs. W) near the end, a first.
   We will be talking about what we could do better and what we do well. In the meantime, thank God for his protection and provision. We will be following up Fall Festival visitors with a letter soon. Let's pray that we can reach many people for Christ through this activity.
Thanks for Candy everyone!

Fearless Leader

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Friday! Friday! Friday!

Hey y'all, as you can see by the countdown timer to the right, we're in the last week of prep for Fall Festival. We will be looking over our plan Wednesday and I HOPE WE WILL HAVE OUR SHIRTS! If your parents are planning to come and help, please have them contact me right away. We will be having pizza Thursday at 6:oo p.m. and then we will be working. Stay as late as you can, but we will have much to do.
   PARENTS working the security detail, please try to come at 7 p.m. in the Gem Finder's room for a security briefing. We would like you all to know what's going on before you show up Friday.
   We have someone who agreed to bake pies (Thanks!) and we will be playing some new games as well. We are looking forward to seeing what the Balloon Cube will look like. Should be a hoot. I still need a nhelium tank, balloons, balloons, balloons and Wednesday will be a last chance to bring in candy.
See you soon!
Hang in there!

Fearless Leader

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Seth needs service project help!

"Hello from the living room of Seth! As you may already know, all seniors must have a service project up and running soon and at the end of the year give a presentation. My service project requires a lot of people! What I do in my service project is organize teams of people to tackle various volunteer missions in the community. Now, you may ask yourself, "What do I do?" Well, you have to have people in order to make teams. What I need are people who are willing to get their hands dirty to further the cause of Christ. So here's what I need you to do. If you want to be a part of this project then please send an email to our Fearless Leader and he'll pass it on to me.As soon as we get enough people I'll start spreading the word that I've got some people who are ready to work. Be to our God! Forever and ever amen!"


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Not Your Average College Student the name of Austin M.'s blog. He is chronicling his time in the Philippines and the reading is interesting. I wanted to highlight one of our own heading out into ministry right after college. Here is his blog address..

Enjoy, and Pray for Austin.
Fearless Leader