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Dust Yourself Off & Try Again

Even though we’ve had a few more lemons to add to the lemonade–primarily Joel having ripped a tendon in his hand and being scheduled to  have surgery next Thursday–God is still on the throne (a favorite Beth & Dave Calvert quote) and we are still moving forward.

Here’s the DL on what’s been going on around here…

Despite having our condos robbed, we had a great trip to the beach with 24 adults and 13 children from our church! (Sorry for my lack of photos–my beloved camera was stolen.) But here are a few of my friends reviews :)

My favorite moment’s of the weekend were our “topical conversations”. We thoroughly discussed everything from raw foods to skin care, date nights to mentoring. Praise the Lord for friends with whom you can have REAL conversations!

Another highlight in life was our “Greek Impact Fall Retreat” to the Auburn vs. USC football game. It was aaaawwweeesome!

We took 40 students and stayed at an amazing lodge in Loachapoka, Alabama, that the Lord provided for us. The CCC staff at Auburn were incredible as they organized a BBQ for us, came and spoke to our students, and provided us with a place to watch the game!

Joel and I scored some free tickets and saw several of our staff friends at their tailgates. (Too bad we were obnoxiously dressed in Gamecock attire and was hobnobbing in the Tiger/War Eagle zone! OOPS!)

Our students had a phenomenal time and so did we. Here are a few silly highlights.

Camping out. (Don’t worry–girls were inside, boys were outside!)

Sleeping out under the stars.

Hanging around the lodge.

Teaching time.

Getting ready for the game! (This ain’t no jeans & t-shirt wearing school, you’ll be sure to note!)

And remembering that life is NOT football. Sorry Cocks.

It was by far one of the most fun retreats I’ve been on. We are praying that God would continue to grow the seeds that were planted during the weekend!

So, that’s a little of what we’ve been up to…what about you? We’d love to hear how we can specifically pray for you. We will be designating some time on Friday to praying for our supporters. Just let us know! Thanks to those of you who have shared with us recently.

Thanks for reading!

It’s All Greek To Me!

We are now on Day 3 of Greek Summit and I, (Kitty),  had to sneak away for a little time of introversion. Meanwhile, my husband is TOTALLY in HIS element with people everywhere all the time. We look at each other about once a week in bewilderment these days and wonder when it was that we switched personalities. :)

I thought I’d fill you in on a typical day here at Greek Summit so you’d get a glimpse of how to pray and how to praise God for the great things He’s already doing!

9:30-We begin the morning with a bit of praise and worship. Joel serves as our emcee for the day. We have an hour of teaching on “heart issues” helping students connect to our theme of “So Satisfied in Christ That…” (that they find joy in Christ, turn from the world, tell others, etc.)

10:30-Then we have an hour of quiet time, allowing the students to process and apply the truths they’ve been taught.

11:30-We come back together to have training workshops which so far have included “How to Spend Time with God” & “How to Share Your Testimony” Side note–I’d share with you the notes from these workshops because I facilitated them…BUT 15 seconds before I was to give my first talk, my computer screen went all blue and read “Hard Drive Dump in Process” I had a short hot-flash and then was again so happy for my Hurdle Man who came to the rescue (seeing as he’s our tech guy for the summer) since he had my notes on his phone!

12:30-Lunch break and time out on the beach. During the afternoons we have discipleship appointments with the students helping them to grow and process all they are learning. There are some killer games of beach volleyball and lots of girls cashed out in the sun.

5:00-Our evening activities range from Bible studies to Men’s & Women’s Times, Socials, Family Group Dinners and Nights of Reflection. We will have a Marian Jordan visiting us and speaking with the women this weekend while them men do a “Men’s Day at Sea”. Then next weekend we will do a big outreach.

Even last night as we had a Progressive Dinner with specific questions for each group of students, it was amazing to get to know them and hear that MANY of these students have become Christians in just the last year (3 shown above). It’s beautiful to see what God is doing in their hearts. Please pray for them! Please pray for us to have enough energy to keep up with THEM!