Monday, May 20, 2019

UPDATE Week of May 20

AND THEY'RE OFF!

a week of celebration...

here they are!


We will likely be on a plane to Greece when you all get this tomorrow. But there was simply too much good stuff to wait until we got back. So here you go. 

Lots of pictures, little else...

THE WEEK

Round Table at the Wilsons...

the Wilsons do it right!

a great evening to be outside
Oh, and they had kittens!










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LEADER LUNCH #1 with Sylvia Oberle

Sylvia and the gang

I want to be like Sylvia when I grow up
NCS send off for Christian






FINAL DAY OF CLASS

a few words from the director







Fierce Conversations with Nigel

one last pic

LEADER LUNCH #2 Leadership of INMAR





Ron, Shaon, and Fred brought the heat

AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES


cigars with Nigel

fixing the underwater lamp with Garrett
Garrett playing solitaire
running into Ashley my old Young Life kid at the bank. she has two kids and a dog! AHH!!!

Trent's girlfriend moved into the neighborhood! That's what you call a two for one y'all
Dustin and Holly had a baby named Ezra

If you couldn't tell, Morgan's future is bright

FAMILY DESSERT SATURDAY NIGHT - THANKS PAUL AND JENNIFER BRIGGS!

families meet and greet


FELLOWS CELEBRATION ON SUNDAY

































WHAT A YEAR!

Pray for our safe travels, God winks, and blessings to rain down from heaven next week as we go to serve alongside the great people of Athens, Greece!

Thanks all!

Keep sharing the story and spreading the love!


Monday, May 13, 2019

UPDATE Week of May 13

HOW DID WE GET HERE???

With Big Brother Big Sisters moving offices, Abby has become a regular at Starbucks. Kelly, too, has been known to work remotely there. 

ONE WEEK LEFT???

Not exactly. We still have a mission trip to Greece. But yes, sadly, this fellows year is nearing the end. 

BUT NOT WITHOUT A FLOURISH!!!

Come on! What else would you expect?

On the wall at the Davis home

ROUND TABLE at Keith and Emily Davis' We ate and worshipped on the back porch on one of the prettiest evenings of the year. Keith and Emily and children (not all theirs) were excellent hosts, and a good time was had by all. 

to0 nice to be inside

Mathu puts one on target


LEADER LUNCH was with Elms Allen at his beautiful home. 

Elms in the Beehive chair
We interrupted prayer time on the back patio. Afterward, Bo Brookby pulled me aside to tell me how fantastic the First Pres Fellows had been. 

What an encouragement! Another person in attendance (not to be named) pulled me aside and said, "Ned, when you first told me about the Fellows, my husband and I thought it had no chance of succeeding." Ha! I'm sure you weren't the only ones!

Thank you Elms and Harriet for being such great hosts. I have been telling Elms stories all week. they are worth listening to.  
FRIDAY CLASS

Derek Radney taught us on Evangelism. 

Nigel taught us about how storytelling can change the teller. 

He used a fantastic TedX talk by Donald Davis

There is something funny about this picture. 

WHAT'S COOKING???

One of the highlights this week was that Mathu's mom, Geraldine, cooked lunch for us after class. 

What a spread!!!

Mathu had hyped his mom's cooking up, so we came in with some pretty high expectations...


We gave Mathu's nephew a lot of attention!

Guess who he looks up to? Smart kid.
Making room
Let's just say, Mathu's mom's cooking lives up to the hype. I have never had better jerk chicken in my life. 

WOW!

GUMBOOOO!

Laura and Abby made up this game and then won it

Kelly Martin had us over Saturday night for dinner. She made gumbo and brownies. Let's just say the fellows ate well this weekend. 

Thanks Kel!

That's not Christian's hand. What's with all these strange illusion pictures that have to do with Christian?

A great week...one more "normal" one to go. Is there ever a normal week?


RECRUITMENT NEWS

Welcome Jessica Baker!


Jessica Baker

Jessica is from Mechanicsville, Virginia and is graduating from Wake Forest University in a week. She is a brilliant reader and writer who actually reads and can understand William Faulkner. She also is a Young Life Capernaum Leader, which made her a shoe in to be a Fellow.

Welcome to the class!

We only have a few more spots left. If you or someone you know is interested in being a Fellow, please introduce us NOW!!!


BOARD NEWS

On Wednesday Night we voted in five new Board Members:

Joanna Lyall

Mary Spangler

Logan Self

Richard Shore

Jessie Costen

I hate to brag and I hate to boast, but we got the best board from coast to coast.


GIVE


The Wild family had the Fellows over for lunch after church last Sunday

No doubt we are #blessed. But don't take that fact for granted. We need your support, specifically financial support to be able to continue moving this movement forward. 

Let this be the day you give!

Winston-Salem Fellows
851 W. 5th St. 
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

or 

WS Fellows
PO BOX 20514
Winston-Salem, NC 27120

or 


THANKS!


A LOOK AHEAD


Teach on your knees, Ned.

ROUND TABLE at the Wilsons. They again get the gold star for must Round Tables. Will they ever be dethroned?

LEADER LUNCH with Sylvia Oberle. This is going to be a good one!

FRIDAY CLASS last one with Nigel. Closing remarks by Ned. 

LEADER LUNCH #2 with Leadership team at INMAR!

Saturday WS FELLOWS PARENT DESSERT at the Briggs Home

Sunday...WS FELLOWS CELEBRATION at Tanglewood. 

YOU ARE INVITED! I'm serious. Come!

May 19
Tanglewood Shelter #1
1-3pm
Bring a side or dessert to share.

Friday mornings are so rich


 May 20-27 GREECE!


Anna Rose and Tapenga

A horse and her girl
  
Take one

Take two


High five



David saved a mouse from drowning this weekend

Anna Rose and Lia were away for Mother's Day


Aly and Mathu's nephew, Jack