Friday, July 23, 2010

More Work and Witness

AS some of you know my dad is a pastor at a VERY small church in Oscoda, MI. Until up to a few months ago they never had a teen group. Well the most amazing thing happened. One of the girls that goes to my dads church started to ask her friend to come to church with her and they asked their friends and guess what a teen group was started.

(that cute guy in the middle is my daddy AKA Pastor Don)

MOST of the kids that go to my dads church come from really hard lives. About a month before the trip I was doing my devotions and praying about the trip and God really put the teens of my dads church on my heart. So I asked my dad if his kids would like to come with us.

I'M so Thankful for God putting them on my heart. We had 5 kids from the little church in Oscoda, MI come with us. I told my teens before we left that they needed to welcome the Oscoda teens to our group. I was praying that the two groups would become one on this trip. If you have never worked with teens before they are very clickie and don't let others in.

GOD made walls fall and the kids all became family.

THIS was such a great weekend of working for God, doing something to help others, and to build new relationships with people they would have never of been friends with....Thank you Jesus for the way you can move in peoples(even teens) lives....More work and witness trip tomorrow

Till Next Time.....

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mackinaw City on the work and witness trip

SO with all the hard work that the kids did this weekend I wanted them to have some FUN.....

SO we packed the kids up in the van and drove the 15 miles to Mackinaw City

MACKINAW City is such a fun place. Great little shoppes and if you want to go to the Island you take a boat to get there. Its really a great place to take your family. The kids had a great time.....Here are some Pictures from our trip

I would say that the leaders had fun also.......

Till Next Time....

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

God is so good

HELLO my blogging friends.....

IT has been a few days because I have not had internet conection. The gratist thing happened this weekend. I took 20 Teens from 13 years old to 18 years old on a mission trip to Cheboygan Michigan, to help Cheboygan Church of the Nazarene.

WE had 5 projects to do here are the before and after pictuers.

1. MOVE a door and fill in where the other one was

2. PAINT the frunt and back deck

3. WEED flower beds

4. ORGANIZE the soup kitchen office

5. PAINT the girls and boys bathrooms

THIS was such a amazing weekend and the kids worked so good. I will tell you more about our trip tomorrow.

Till Next Time.....

Thursday, July 15, 2010


OK so one of the many things I wanted to do this summer was go kayaking. Over 4th of July I was all ready to go I had everything my 45 SPF chap stick, My 35 SPF sunscreen and even a under water camera.....but then I chickened out because I was scared that it was going to hurt my back. So that is when I went Jet Skiing.

WELL my hubby and I have been going throw some personal things and we are trying to work them out. So on Saturday he wanted to spend the day with me. I was thinking of things we could do and I found out that one of the County Parks by our house rents out Kayaks for only $2.00 every 1/2 hours......

I was so excited, I bit the bullet and did not tell Hubby where or what we were going or doing and I drove us to Groveland Oaks county park.

WHEN we got to the lake ( now the reason why I was OK with this was because if my back started hurting we could just get out I did not have to stay in it for 2 hours) It was beautiful. You had to cross over bridges and when on the water go under bridges. Lots of woods and Islands that you could go around it was so nice.

WE got our Kayak and we were off...... Now both Hubby and I have never done this before so we were a little rusty at first but when we got the hang of it I LOVED IT

WE just went around looking at all the wild life that was around us. As we were floating I was running my hands in the water(that was so warm it felt like bath water) and was in awe of the wonderful things that God has made and how I was able to be apart of this beautiful work that he dose.

ONE of the best parts is that I just put my feet up and made hubby do all of the work :-D

WE were on the water for a little over a hour the back was getting a little sore so we decided to call it a day. Groveland Oaks did us good with our first ever kayaking experience. We had such a good time and liked it so much we stopped at Dunams on the way home to price out kayaks (maybe one day buy one...It would be so much fun to take the boys out on one)

I have really found that I love the summer sports of life. I have never let myself like them and I'm so glad that I have let go and found my old self that loved being out side...(still not all the way back but working on it) I'm also so thankful that Hubby and I had a good day. We still have a LONG road to go and I don't know whats going to happen but that day was a good day.

Till Next Time......

Friday, July 9, 2010


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