Check out this video that we put together for my brother's new project American Arson, it’s all about rebuilding and starting over. Also be sure to give his page a like. You’re going to like what he’s working on!
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We, along with our boss Sarah, put together an annual report for the campus. We spent a lot of time on it and we were all really pumped about how it came out. We’ll be getting physical copies of these to all of our supporters in the next week or two.
Some graphic goodness that our team put together.
Had a lot of fun putting this together. Love seeing stuff I designed once it’s been printed.
Earlier this week we ventured up to the top of Blacktail Mountain! The snow is beautiful! And it finally warmed up to like 19 degrees instead of -9 degrees! Also in other news, we head home one week from today! We will be home till January 5th! Can’t wait to see your wonderful faces!
"You’re not a memory we celebrate
You’re not a martyr that we venerate
and God forgive us if the church forgets
You are not a corpse and we’re not a movement
You’re alive and we’re the flesh You’ll wear till the worlds end"
DECEMBER means POKEMON PROFILE PICTURE MONTH!! I’m getting an amazing picture done by this lovely website and you should get one too!! You only need to donate a few bucks and he’ll shoop you in with your favorite pokemon! I can’t wait to get mine!!! These are a few of my friends from PokemonTCG clubs pictures that they have gotten back!
Less than 24 hours before moving out to Montana to become full-time missionaries we bought a 2006 Malibu Maxx. We sold both of our older cars and used a little bit of the money that we had saved up to get something a little more reliable.
Unfortunately less than three months later I rolled that car down an embankment while avoiding a deer that had run into the road. The car was totaled and the insurance wouldn’t cover the damage. We thought we were either going to be without a car or without anything left in our bank account and neither of those prospects sounded like too much fun.
Less than a month later my dad showed up in Montana with a beautiful 2010 Ford Escape, a car that we would have never been able to afford and something way nicer than we could have ever hoped for.
Our church, friends, and family stepped up in a huge way to surprise us and bless us. We didn’t have any clue about what was happening back home, and any time we asked questions we just got smiles and people playing dumb in return. We knew something was going on, but we had no clue how much work was going on behind the scenes to make everything happen.
We just wanted to make this quick video to tell our story and to say thank you. We’re so grateful and we feel so incredibly loved and blessed.
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It’s been about a week and a half since our car accident and I can honestly say “It is well with my soul”.
After the tow truck driver loaded our mangled car up onto his truck the police officer drove me to the police station so I could stay out of the cold while I waited for my mom to arrive with the rental car. The reality of what had just happened didn’t fully set in until I sat down in the uncomfortable molded plastic chair in the station lobby.
One of the very first coherent thoughts that I had while sitting in that lobby was "It is not well.Thisis not well with my soul”. I was mad at myself, and mad at the deer, and mad at Delta for rerouting mom’s flight. I was angry that we had sold both of our cars back home to buy what was now a hunk of worthless metal sitting in a junk yard. I was so incredibly sad that I had decided only month or two earlier that we only needed liability coverage on the car, and I was angry that the insurance saleswomen hadn’t talked me out of it.
A week and a half later most of those feelings have dulled or disappeared. God has used this situation to show us how much we are loved, cared for, and supported by our friends, family, and church. I’m healthy. I walked away from a rolled car without a single sore muscle or broken bone. The car is replaceable. Everyone around us has been so amazingly generous with their finances and we should be able to get another car soon.
Over the weekend we got to go to a local corn maze with some friends (see the picture above). It reminded me of cider mills back home and all of the people who take time out of their day to pray for us or make financial sacrifices to support us. We’re so thankful for all of you and we’re so thankful for the opportunity that God has given us to be here. I’m sure it sounds crazy but I don’t think I would undo the accident if I could. Sometimes you need to be reminded how much you are loved and this past week has been an incredible reminder.
Today, looking back on the past week and a half I can definitely say “it is well with my soul”.