Monday, July 14, 2008

A Week Up North

Last week was long, but fun and rewarding! Caedmon and I went up north with Corey for the week. We had a missions team from Alabama coming for the week and doing VBS for our church and I was involved with VBS.

We left our house Sunday morning (July 6) early so as to make it to church up north by 11a.m. We spent the week living out of two places - some friends of ours graciously opened their house to us yet again, and the church basement was our second home for the week. It was crazy living out of two places, neither one being home. Caedmon did well for the most part. About halfway through the week, he became weary of 15 different people who were NOT mom and dad wanting to hold him and get his attention. He was well loved that's for sure!:)

We had a max of 4 children show up for VBS; 0 the first day. I suppose in our standards, we were unsuccessful, but our standards are not God's. In advertising VBS, word got out across the whole town that our church is starting back up again and ready to serve the community. And I believe those children that came are the families God wants us to touch. We had a great time with them, and they received lots of attention!

Friday ended with a block party, which included a huge blow up slide, popcorn, sno cones, and cotton candy, free to all! We probably had about 30 kids at this event. Again, small, but numbers aren't so important as loving well those that cross our path! We cleaned up and headed back down state, getting home around 11:30p.m. What a whirlwind of a week!

I'm excited to get moved up there and begin serving the community in whatever way God has for me!

Improvising, since I'd forgotten his high chair at the church the night before.

Mommy having fun taking pictures while waiting for Dada to pick us up.:)

Taking a break from the slide to watch puppets and dramas.

Kid at heart.:)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Keelie, thanks for having us "up north" to help with VBS and block party. Our prayer is that we sowed lots of seeds for you, Corey, and FBC to harvest. Bellaire is such a beautiful town (oops, village) and a neat place to visit. Wish we lived closer.
Take care of that sweet baby and wonderful husband.
Linda Martin (missions leader)
(Ignore my son's address at the bottom of this section.) My email is