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

Friday, November 21, 2008

FFA Dinner

Well last night was our FFA fundraiser dinner. Initially we have been helping to raise money to get the FFA Chapter started. Part of this is also to get textbooks since the school district doesn't seem to think we need Ag Science and wood shop books way out here in the middle of nowhere. When the Advisor went to the school board meeting to ask for start-up money, they basically said no. The problem is that to have an Ag Science class, they have to have an FFA Chapter.

So we are on our way. We had a Prime Dinner/Dessert Auction last night. Most of the kids in the classes helped out. After it was all said and done we brought in over $2000. In addition to that, one of the teachers has found $1500 in funds from other sources. I have to admit I was a little surprised that we brought in that much money, but then we live in a community that really supports the kids. And while our school may not have a lot of things to offer, things are improving.

Praise the Lord for his provision for FFA, to give our kids a chance to gain some leadership skills and learn valuable skills for their future.

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