Monday, July 30, 2012

Rock the Block News

This past weekend our small group headed southwest to the black belt to help a new church plant with Rock the Block [vbs]. On the way we picked up a few children in Mississippi to join us on our adventure to share the gospel in Gilbertown, Alabama. Three hours of travel in three suv's with seven adults and five children - adding 4 more children in MS - a trip to Walmart for shoes and McDonald's for food - traveled the back roads during a torrential rainstorm to arrive at New Life Fellowship to start our mission.  Here are a few pictures of all the fun on our initial journey!

Only one room at the hotel was ready upon our arrival
 in Meridian MS.
This sweet boy needing some hugs

Mel and Michael

Josh and Rick

JJ and Spencer

Reece, Fran and Mel

Fran,  Jac, Mel

Can't miss us in our Rock the Block Shirts
These are the shoes he brought to wear with this shorts - Priceless!

Can I have these please?  No - you need sandals.

What about these then?  

Reese was patiently waiting for children to get their shoes

Looking for sizes!

Shopping Cart fun

Caravan South!

MORE TO COME........

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Wise Women's Stone

A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give himsecurity for a lifetime. But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.

"I've been thinking," he said, "I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone."

'The Wise Woman's Stone'
Author Unknown

Monday, July 2, 2012

Everything changes!

Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names.
They are easier to ignore before you see their faces.
It is easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. 
But once you do, everything changes.
-David Platt