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

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Busy Summer

It's hard to believe it's the end of July already!. We have had a busy summer so far.

Father's Day Weekend in Glenwood is Rodeo weekend! Complete with Cowboy Church and a Parade. The church sponsored a Concert and BBQ in the private park in town that was well attended. The week after the Rodeo we had VBS.

We do our VBS in the afternoon, which is awesome! The kids have summer school in the morning, then come to the church and we feed them lunch (whether they attended summer school or not) and then we have VBS.

This year's theme was High Seas Expedition. We were praying for 40 kids and God brought 48! 3 of those prayed to receive Christ, that we know of. We serve an awesome God.

The week of VBS we also had an awesome group of teens from Lake Tapps. A few helped with VBS, but the majority built us a storage shed (no more bikes in the wood shed and camping stuff in the garage) and they also rebuilt our fence, which was falling over because the posts were rotting out. They got the fence painted too! They pulled weeds around the church and did some painting over there as well.

The next week was spent getting caught up on sleep!!!!!!

Butch and Spencer went on a trip to the Redwoods with Gear Up, a program at school to get kids ready for college. 2 other students and 2 staff went also. Grady, Becca and I went on some adventures of our own and celebrated Grady's 17th birthday.

We had our church camp out at Bird Creek with a few other families from church. The weather was beautiful, sunny and warm! Much better than last year when it poured down rain and I couldn't wait to get home!

We've been getting ready for our youth camps that are next week. It looks like we're taking about 15 kids to Junior camp and 8 to Teen camp. (3 of those are attending both camps) Pretty good for our little town! Butch is the speaker for teen camp and I am working in the kitchen.

After that we may get a little rest before we get our Fall ministries going again.