Christina Sandstedt, Fellows Class 2017, just completed basic training for the United States Coast Guard. Not only did she survive, she finished with the distinction of Honor Graduate!
This week, she is starting her commission on the Oregon Coast.
We are so proud of you, Christina. Our country feels safer already!
Current and New!
|Ashley Trewhella and Sarah Alexander|
We had a special guest at this week's Round Table: Sarah Alexander, class of 2019! She recently graduated from App State and has spent the last couple months doing hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. Now that she is back, she is getting a jumpstart on her job - with the Sunshine Beverage Company!
It was great to have her join us - she had such a good time - she actually is HOSTING ROUND TABLE TONIGHT!!!
Round Table was at Casa Erickson. We ate meat and potatoes.
|Patrick and Natalie with Lia|
My favorite part of hosting Round Table is watching the Fellows enjoy my Family.
|Goofy photos notwithstanding|
Leader Lunch was hosted at the home of recently retired Mike Ford.
|Mike Ford cooked lunch for us with no hands tied around his back|
Mike is one of the country's resident experts on twenty-somethings. He is also the definition of servant leader. Thank you Mike for preparing such a wonderful luncheon experience. So grateful for you...
|Foul weather. Great lunch.|
|My poor attempt at a circular pano|
|lots of eating pics this week|
Friday Class we were blessed with another great session with Rob Alexander followed by a lively discussion led by Giorgio Hiatt.
If I had time, I'd dredge up a picture of G and I from our Davidson days...need to put that on the to do list.
Afterward, we had discussion (over lunch) at our traditional Friday lunch spot - the Bagel Station.
|So much eating|
|Abbey's favorite photo|
I'm not kidding - we ate so much this week.
Tucker Bartholomew and his mother Stacy cheffed up an out of this world brunch Saturday morning.
|David, Morgan, Taylor, Dakota, Tucker, Tim, Sarah, and Stacy|
All I can say is Yum.
(By the way: I had three meals before noon!)
Sunday Tate spoke for Youth Group at River Oaks Community Church.
|Not sure what he talked about|
then Tate met me in Raleigh to do some Fellows recruiting at Raleigh Young Life.
It was a special night to be there. Courtney Lancaster gave her final Leadership Talk as Metro Area Director. She is on her way south to Naples, Florida to serve as a Regional Director.
|I love Chris Cockerham, Courtney Lancaster and Matt Williams|
So far I've struck out with the Wolfpack. But one of these years I'm going to recruit one...
Aly is our first Fellow from Florida (how about that for alliteration?). She is graduating with a History degree (minoring in Psychology and German) from Covenant College where she also competes on the tennis team. Aly impressed us with her drive and work ethic. She made a big pivot a few years ago which showed incredible courage and resilience. I know she is going to bring it next year! Can't wait!
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FAVORITE PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
|Morgan pointing out God's creation|
|Gardner Barrier a founding board member was on the front page of Forsyth Family!|
|Morgan, Grace and Abbey caught on camera|
|Abbey sent us this throwback from when she got a boo boo on her finger|
|Ned and Lia go to the opera|
|Favorite Trip Pic from the week|
|Ket and Caroline were roomies at Davidson|
|Caroline's dad, Dudley talked Kate into being a Fellow!|
|Grace had lunch with her boss this week|
|Grace also dyed eggs with her host mom|
|Holly is a multi-talented woman|
|Morgan and Ashley watched the sunset up in the mountains|
|Our memory verse for the week|
|Mike shows us that he is ambidextrous with his wave|
Last week our kids were out of school for four days because of a stomach virus epidemic that knocked out something like half of the faculty at their school. Hoping it doesn't happen again this week - to the students!!!!
Monday - Round Table at Sarah Alexanders!
Tuesday - dentist and meetings - woo hoo!
Wednesday - Leader Lunch with John Dickenson my favorite Jamaican.
Thursday - Day of Solitude then Recruiting Trip to Davidson College
Friday - Class with Rob, meeting with Redeemer Church, and the begining of Spring Break!!!
Thanks everyone for jumping on the Fellows Train.
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