Thursday, July 17, 2014

June Update

Vacation Bible School 

June 16 - 20 our church hosted "Weird Animals VBS" for kids ages Kindergarten - 5th grade.  We had over 100 kids attend VBS this year and we had a great time with them throughout the week.  We taught in the "Imagination Station" again this year and since this year's theme was about animals, we were zany zookeepers!  Each night, we introduced the kids to some weird and amazing animals God has created (like a panda ant and a blobfish), taught them weird animal facts (for example, polar bears are left-handed), and did a hands-on Science experiment that taught the kids a Bible lesson and a Bible point to remember.  We had so much fun with the kids and loved teaching them about Jesus and the Bible using fun, hands-on methods.  

Camp Zephyr - Youth Camp

Last week we were blessed to be able to be sponsors (chaperones) for a week of church camp at Camp Zephyr in Sandia, Texas.  Our church took 38 kids (grades 7-12) to camp for a week where they learned about identity found in Christ, being a new creation (2 Cor. 5:17), what being the "bride of Christ" looks like and much more.  They had high-energy recreation games each day, Bible study sessions, afternoon free time of ropes course, waterfront activities, paintball games, church group time, late night activities and more.  It was incredible to see God working in the lives of the youth this week and 9 of the youth came to know the Lord as their Savior!  Camp is not a mountain is a launch pad and we are excited to see these kids come back home excited about reaching their families, friends and community with the gospel message of Jesus Christ.  Pray for boldness and strength for them to endure the fiery darts of temptation as they impact others for Christ and continue to grow closer to Christ each day. 

Partner With Us

We are very excited to report that we are at 76% of our monthly support needs!  We appreciate each of you who so generously give to help support our family each month.

We would love to be at 100% by the end of July.  If you would like to help support our family as we continue serving in ministry and missions here at the Tex-Mex border, you may send your monthly support to:

First Baptist Church
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Los Fresnos, TX 78566

You can either write on the check that it is for our family or attach a note to let them know the money is designated for us.

Prayer Requests:

  • We are taking 19 kids (3rd - 6th grades) to Camp Zephyr July 21 - 25 for their week of church camp.  Pray for safe travels, lots of fun and most of all, for the kids to grow spiritually throughout the week.  
  • Pray for us as we continue to develop the Student Ministry (kindergarten - college age) within our church.  Pray that the Lord will continue to give us wisdom and insight as we plan and prepare and that in everything we do the kids will be drawn closer to the Lord and grow spiritually.  
  • After much prayer, we have decided to continue homeschooling our children.  Pray for Gretta as she begins to plan and prepare for the kids new school year.