It has certainly been another great week to be a Fellow.
|Alex Loy agrees|
Thanks to the Glenn family for opening up their home to us on Monday night for Round Table. Campbell may be down one leg, but he was able to have a full week of Fellows time and work.
|Campbell reluctantly allowing us to sign his cast.|
At Round Table, we read a letter from a Zimbabwe pastor on his way to be martyred. We had a great discussion, but I was unsure how it resonated...then the next day, Jessica posted it on Facebook. Wow. Was that moving!... I'll include the letter at the end of this update.
|from left to right: Campbell, Jay Helvey, Will, Reese Alex, Sean, Camille, Julie, Rahel, Dakota, Christina and Jessica|
I'll tell you. I've always looked up to Jay (not just because I'm short), but the honesty and humility and Kingdom focus this man displays is truly inspiring. Thanks Jay!
Cassia Capital, his company, also hired a Fellow (Will Troxler)!
Speaking of companies that hired Fellows...
I made a surprise stop to Pilot Environmental to visit Christina Sandstedt and her boss Michael Brame. And surprise I did. You should have seen her jump! It was worth the stop just for that. But it got even better. After Michael Brame and Brian Luckey told me how great a job Christina was doing, Michael gave me some Venison Sausage to take with me! That's what I'm talking about!
|Me and the kids enjoying some venison (David is trying to convince us to let him be a Zombie Lego for Halloween - make-up cred: Anna Rose)|
ENJOYING THE PIEDMONT
On Friday, Greg Keener of the Piedmont Land Conservancy, gave us a personal tour of one of the properties they are protecting in Bethania.
The weather held up, and we were able not only to learn a bit, but have some fun along the way.
|Happy Birthday REESE!|
|Christina, Alex, Jessica, Camille and Rahel showing off their pumpkin skills|
|David is holding a pumpkin|
|Serious concentration around the table during a game of Spoons|
|Reese drove his motorcycle. Anna Rose only wore his helmet|
|Lip Sync Battle|
|Loving our pumpkin colored jackets|
|Christina, Alex and Reese|
|Anna Rose and her dog Summer|
It was not warm...but it sure was fun!!!
Donations are trickling in...thank you so much to those of you who have committed to supporting us this year.
We received $5,370 in pledges and donations last week. That gets us just under 15% of our $40,000 fundraising goal.
Please pray about how you could invest. There is no better time than today! Click here to do it now!
PRAYER and LOOKING FORWARD
Monday. Pray for the Young Life Banquet tonight. The Fellows will be there as adults. Pray for a spirit of generosity and inspiration!
Wednesday. Pray for the ABC Lunch on Wednesday. The Fellows are attending and serving at that event. Pray for more generosity!
Afterward, we are heading to the Center for Creative Leadership for another professional development day.
Thursday we are meeting with the General Director of Spiritual Union of South Africa, Tony Nzahnzah.
Friday, we have our last class with Professor David Speakman
Saturday, we are helping serve at The Awakening at Dash Stadium You should totally come!
Sunday, I'm preaching at Southside Community Church. COME IF YOU CAN:
10:30am at the Enterprise Center on 1922 S. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Then Sunday afternoon we are passing out candy down at Old Salem for Halloween.
What a week!
|Catching the sunrise on the way down to Winston-Salem|
Here is the letter I wrote you about.
from Brennan Manning's Signature of Jesus