on saturday we have to either sign or re-sign our apartment lease... it has been a long decision trying to figure out if we wanted/could to buy a house. it has always been a dream, but just recently it has become a reality! we started the house hunting process the beginning of this week and are eagerly awaiting the house God has for us. after many prayers about the timing, the neighborhood, the finances, and THE house, and 3 unbelievable gifts from my parents, matt's parents, and sweet grandma Hunter ... we trust the Lord will lead us to THE one :) we made an offer on a house that needed a little TLC, but we really loved it. however, this was not God's house for us, because someone else also made an offer and got it :( so, we are back to looking. this is just the beginning of this new and, at times, terrifying process... we would appreciate any prayers, and/or advice about buying a house, we are excited and fully trusting in our all-knowing, all-providing Father! let, the hunting continue...
The past two weeks have been busy... Matt and I experienced our first Student Life Camp (SLC) with all the FH kids. The longer we are here doing life with all these wonderful FH kids, the more the Lord is revealing to me just how much better His plan is than mine. SLC was unbelievable, I feel so blessed to be taking part in all that God is doing in our students. He is transforming lives, changing hearts, and showing kids just how great life can be when we stand for Jesus. There is nothing better!! I am so proud of my sweet hubby who is living a life in Jesus that is so attractive to high school students... the all LOVE him :) He is so great at relating to each student.
The FH has also hired its newest member to the team... Meet Warren and Rachel Camp! We are so blessed to have them at Fielder and it is already evident that they both have hearts to serve the Lord and the students at the FH. Rachel and I were roomies at SLC and I loved getting to know her! She is the sweetest!!
After camp, Matt had the opportunity to baptize 5 of these boys! They are the sweetest guys who are so excited about their new freedom in Christ. They can't help tell their friends... actually, each of these boys has come to know the Lord through one of their friends! So awesome to see young men living for the Lord and ready to serve Him! Cannot wait to see the impact they will have on their schools and our community!
We were able to travel to St. Louis for ZOE's Hot Summer Nights! Matt and our college friend, Austin Huff, did an amazing job as the MC's and making everyone laugh!
These boys came all the way to st. louis!! so sweet :)
Matt's brother, Phillip, has a youth ministry called ZOE. It is an amazing ministry in St. Louis and has reached so many students and families for Christ. Each summer ZOE has an event to kick off the school year called Hot Summer Nights. This year Gateway Church's Generate Band came to do the worship, which was amazing, and Phillip did three amazing talks.
Never Never Land Night... Julie made the cutest fairy outfits!!
Peter Pan (Drew) and his shadow (Andrea)... they are so creative :)
County Fair night
Baby Champ, who I literally wore on me all week long... and LOVED every single moment, and sweet Atley
Matt was baptized while we were in st. louis... it was a sweet night with lots of loving affirmation!!
matt and his sweet momma
this is what I did pretty much everyday ... andrea and I are major pool bums :)