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

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Opening Day!

Today was opening day of deer season and guess what...Grady got his first deer. Awesome. It's a nice sized 4 point. This will certainly get some meat in the freezer :) Way to go Grady!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Family Picture Time!

Last Friday we went out to take some family pictures. There is a great little park in Lyle, WA along the Klickitat River. I've posted them on our facebook page. Go here to see them.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Fall News from the Hallenbeck’s

October 2010

Greetings Family & Friends

Fall is definitely upon us. We have had freezing temperatures the last few nights then it warms up during the day into the 70's. It is time to clean out the flower beds for another season.

Life and ministry in Glenwood continue to move forward at an amazing pace! We continue to see growth in several individuals who have recently begun to seek in earnest a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Coming up is our Fall Women's Retreat in Corbett, OR. We are currently taking 23 ladies. Please pray that the ladies will be blessed as they explore what God's Word has to say about friendship.

Other ministries that have begun again with the arrival of fall are Men's and Women's Bible Studies and Youth Group. The Bible Studies have been well attended. As is usually the case in small churches, there are few workers to do all that needs to be done. Please pray that God would raise up individuals to help lead youth group, teach Sunday school and Children's Church, and be involved in music, women's ministry and various other areas of ministry.

There are many work projects needing completion around the church. Perhaps you would like to serve the Lord by coming out to help complete some of these projects. The youth from Lake Tapps came out last summer and built us a storage shed, (which we have worked diligently to fill up!). They also did a fantastic job rebuilding the white picket fence around the Parsonage. Currently the Parsonage is being re-sided and will be painted soon.

On a personal note, we are continuing to take classes from Summit Bible College. The kids are doing well at school for the most part. Spencer and Becca are struggling a little bit in Math, both are in Algebra 2 (together), but with a little extra time on homework they are getting it. Grady is beginning the process of college applications. George Fox and Whitworth are his first 2 choices. He plans to go to Baja Bible School in Tijuana, Mexico after college.

Prayer requests:

  • An economical vehicle: this is our most pressing need. We would like to purchase a Suzuki Sidekick. Cost will be about $3000. We also need tires for the Yukon before the snow arrives.
  • Praise the Lord for those who have helped us out with Grady's dental work. He had to have a root canal done by a specialist and needs to have a cap put on. Pray that God would provide the rest of the finances for this.
  • Pray for each of the kids and their schooling. Pray that Grady would finish strong and complete his AA through Running Start. Pray that Spencer would apply himself more to the difficult classes, mainly Algebra 2. And pray that Becca would not get discouraged when she has to work harder than she is used to, mainly Algebra 2.
  • Pray that each of us would be a witness for Christ through our daily lives and the choices we make, especially our children.
  • Pray for Village Missions. There are several fields awaiting leadership.

We thank God for each of you. We know that you are praying for us as we continue on this journey that God has set us on. Without you we could not continue to serve the Lord here in Glenwood. Lately our financial support has been a little low. If you would like to know how to support us financially, please contact us or Village Missions. www, We are praying for you as well.

Serving Him Together,
Pastor Butch & Jennifer Hallenbeck, Grady, Spencer, & Becca