Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It's God's gift from start to finish! We don't play the major role. If we did, we'd probably go around bragging that we'd done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.
Ephesians 2:7-10 The Message

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A great Day for the Kids!

Today was a great day for the Hallenbeck kids...

Becca's Oboe arrived today. She was so excited. I was out in the church when she got home from school and when I told her she ran back to the house as fast she could. She was so excited to play it. She was able to play a few notes and we began working on the fingerings she will need to know to play the school fight song. I am so glad I can help her learn to play. It makes it a lot easier for her. I guess I'll be learning to play the Oboe now too:)

Over the summer Grady was invited to go on a 14 day study tour to Japan next summer. He decided that he didn't want to go. I think the thought of going to another country with a bunch of kids and adults he didn't know was a little overwhelming for him. Well, today we received a letter inviting him to go to Washington DC next spring to attend the National Young Leaders Conference. This trip he does want to take and he said he was glad he had said no to Japan because he really wants to go to DC. So as soon as we get more information on the cost, he will begin raising money to go.

Spencer has been excited about his Ag Science class. We met his teacher tonight and she is excited to bring this program to Round Mountain. She is trying to get an FFA chapter started and Spencer is looking forward to being a part of it. They will be applying for officer positions soon. We'll see what that means for Spencer in a few weeks hopefully. I think we may have finally found something that he is interested in!

1 comment:

MJones said...

Ways to go all of you. I'm so proud of you. Grandma Mary