|We got a wet and wild Update for you this week|
NOT YOUR ORDINARY WEEK
|Grace and Sarah were the first customers at Winston-Salem's newest Panera Bread|
|This was big time - see the other photos documenting this event later in the update|
ROUND TABLE - Dave and Lisa Meyer have been waiting for the chance to host round table for a long time, but they have had a few things come up this fall like a grandbaby among other things that prevented them from hosting until last week! It was worth the wait. Thank you Dave and Lisa. Of all the people I know who have made home on purpose - you have. Truly, you two are the hosts with the mosts. Thank you!
memory verse for the week:
WORK. Fellows actually spend most of their hours each week at work. So this week here is a shout out to our amazing employers!
NOVANT - Abbey Sams
BOOSTERTHON - Ashley Trewhella
|Ashley gears up for a big day with Boosterthon by taking photos of signs for breakfast|
NEW CANAAN SOCIETY - Caleb McKillop
SALEM SPORTS - Grace Mezzy
FORSYTH COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL - Kate Donahoo
(Kate just lined up Lia to speak to the middle schoolers tomorrow!!!)
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS - Morgan Bonds
|Morgan Bonds bonding with co-workers at the Cycle Bar this week|
ABC CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER OF NC - Natalie Bayer
EANES HEATING AND COOLING - Patrick McCarthy
NOVANT HEALTH FORSYTH ENDOCRINE CONSULTANTS - Sarah Wilkins
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - Tucker Batholomew
ALADDIN TRAVEL - JP Flynn
TWIN CITY SPORTS - Tate Heisler
Thank you employers!
If you are interested in employing a Fellow next year, please reach out to Ned Erickson.
LEADER LUNCH - We had an amazing leader lunch with Stu Epperson Jr. and his entourage over at Tru Network Radio.
|Robby Dilmore the Christian Car Guy|
Robby Dilmore the Christian Car Guy gave us a tour of the station.
|Tucker tried out the massage chair that they keep in studio to help their guests relax before the show|
Stu was great. He is remarkably other-centered. He spent 85% of his talk, talking about others. What an inspiration. Thanks Stu for your model leadership and your passion for the Word and for apple fritters.
|Stu and the gang in the green room|
THURSDAY MOVIE NIGHT. Tucker planned a movie night for us on Thursday to see the Black Panther. I highly recommend it. The hype is deserved.
|I can't believe the cherry blossoms are already out!|
Rob Alexander and David Speakman were off the charts yet again. Thank you guys for your excellent preparation and delivery!
KIWANIS - Ned joined Board Members Gardner Barrier and John Dickenson for breakfast at the Kiwanis Pancake Jamboree.
What an operation!
YOUTH GROUPS TO GREAT WOLF LODGE
|Fellows taking a break from the action at Great Wolf Lodge|
Hope Presbyterian and Redeemer Presbyterian Church Youth Groups teamed up from a wet and wild overnight at Great Wolf Lodge.
|Morgan and Natalie|
The crazy part was that Lia had a Pediatric Conference AT Great Wolf Lodge AT the same time! So I had the chance to see my Fellows in action. SO FUN! (I'm not posting a bunch of pictures for privacy reasons...)
|Kate shows David the ropes on crossword puzzles|
|It was a team effort|
|Tucker with family friend and Lia's coworker Bill Hammil|
Meanwhile BACK AT HOME
|Grace and Sarah met a Llama named Sugar at Pilot Mountain|
|We wished Ashley a Happy Birthday|
|We sent our best wishes from Great Wolf Lodge as well|
|Grace took a Selfie with a River Oaks friend who leads ninth graders with her|
|Ashley celebrated with her host family and her biological family!|
Welcome Kelly Martin! Kelly is our newest acceptee! She hails from Maryland and currently is attending Guilford College where she is preparing for a career in physical therapy. She is a captain on her lacrosse team and an achiever in many respects. Welcome Kelly. We are thrilled you are coming to Winston next year!
In other recruiting news: We had an outstanding interview with a gentleman from Clemson yesterday.
This Thursday, we are interviewing a fine gentleman from Chapel Hill. I'm also meeting with another potential candidate earlier that day. We have another interview the following Thursday with a female from Covenant.
I'm aware of a few more applicants coming this way. Thanks for praying! That is the number one strategy for getting the right people on the bus!
So far so good. Keep it up!
The big ask this spring is that we would like to raise half of our cost for our Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic. The need is $10,000. If you would like to help support us, please send checks to
851 W. 5th St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
or give online at
We received notice of a $1,000 gift over the weekend for the cause - let me tell you - what an encouragement!
|Life is good!|
Round Table at Todd and Becca Chases.
Leader Lunch with Andrew Applegate at Arbor Acres!
Small Groups, G.I.D.E., check in meeting with 1st Pres on Wednesday.
Interview with Tim Spangler (potential Fellow) on Thursday Afternoon.
- JP to get over the flu.
- For the health and wellness of all our Fellows
- For Fellows as they explore Future Options!
- For the Admissions Team as we make big decisions
- For the Ericksons - in general.
- For wisdom about hiring an Administrator for the Fellows
|Ashley with her family this weekend|
|More photos from Panera|
Also - our rabbit Hunter was the star at Young Life this week...the fun starts about a minute in!