|So Abbey, anything happen over the weekend?|
Congratulations to Abbey and Isaiah!
|Isaiah. You done good.|
Abbey told me that they were both so excited they kind blacked out when it all went down. But Isaiah checked - she did say yes! (more photos at the end)
|Sarah Wilkins also got something put on her finger...a band-aid! Poor Sarah cut herself while washing the dishes on Tuesday night. Ouch!!!|
NEEDLESS TO SAY - IT WAS NOT AN ORDINARY WEEK!
|Tucker and guest artist Abe led us in worship|
We had our third and last Round Table of the year at the Davis home.
|At this point it feels a little like home!|
|We hammered out Thank You notes|
|Myrtie shared a devotion|
|Myrtie is truly one of the gang.|
|Marshall White on the right|
Five Points Capital hosted the Fellows for our Leader Lunch this week. the master of ceremonies was Marshall White, a Partner at the firm.
I have to say it was one of the most educational leader lunches we have ever had. No one around the table has spent much time dabbling in the private equity market - it was good to learn what it was!
Marshall was so good - I think if you quizzed any of us, we would be able to tell you!
thank you Marshall for your generosity toward us. We are grateful for you!
LEADERSHIP WITH NIGEL ALSTON
|Nigel let his hair down on Friday|
We had a second, amazing class with Nigel (seriously - if you are looking to learn Leadership - HIRE THIS MAN!)
During this session we learned about the power of story and how to listen to the values that underlie them.
For more...check out the second video at the end...
Boosterthon took over Whitaker Elementary!
|Ashley and Jane|
|Myrtie and other grandparents and parents looking on|
SPEAKING AT FCA AT DAVIDSON COLLEGE
|Coach Steve Abell|
I was the warm-up act for the new Football Coach at Davidson, Steve Abell. What a great guy! And what great students! Go cats!
|Earlier that day I prayed over the Piedmont from the top of Bluff Mountain|
SPEAKING OF RUNNING
|Natalie went to cheer him on. Caleb finished in 1:03 - a 7:45 pace!|
|Me and Lizzie|
Natalie joined us at Young Life Capernaum this Saturday. That girl was everywhere!
It was Knight and Princess Club.
|Lia had the honor of presenting an award at the Annual Hispanic League Gala|
|I was sitting there thinking to myself - how in the world am I married to the prettiest girl in the room?|
|I'm sure you're wondering the same thing|
MY FIRST FELLOWS GROUPIE!
|Arturo and Sarabeth Tegada|
Before Sarabeth headed to the DR to work for Young Life and then date and then marry Arturo, she was my right hand woman for our inaugural class of the Fellows.
Yesterday, we had the chance to honor and bless her.
Congratulations Arturo and Sarabeth. We love you!
SHE BOUGHT A KAYAK!
|Oh! And Morgan bought a kayak! And took it for a spin around Salem Lake!|
COUNT DOWN TO THE D.R.
In less than a week, we will be hanging out at Club Bamboo in Cielo, home of Mission Emanuel!
And I will be getting to see this guy!
|He is my well-fed Sponsor Child|
|I wonder if I'll even by able to lift him!|
If you would like to support us.
Please send donations to wsfellows.com/give
Or mail gifts to
851 W. 5th St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
p.s. I will be sending posts to facebook next week. We won't have an update until we get back.
ON A SADDER NOTE
We had to say good-bye to our precious Winnie on Sunday.
|Twelve and a half years ago|
She had been suffering from cancer.
She was the best Frisbee dog I have ever seen. And she never lost the ability. She caught one yesterday. She finished on a catch, in fact.
|Summer and Winnie|
Summer is very sad. She hasn't eaten and every time she hears a noise at the door she runs up to see if it is her best friend. It is heartbreaking.
|One of my favorite photos|
This is one of my favorite pictures. We were on Stone Mountain, trying to take a family picture with the timer. We had given up on keeping Winnie still, so we left her to her druthers, which included running in circles around us at top speed. Somehow the camera caught her just as she was coming into view.
|The toughest most fearless and affectionate dog I knew|
QUICK NOTE ON RECRUITING
Things continue to be encouraging. We just sent an invitation out this morning - we hope he accepts!
If you know of anyone else who is interested in applying for next year - tell them to do it fast!!!
Monday ROUND TABLE. Recruiting Lunch. Multiple Meetings.
Tuesday PREP DAY for DR plus Invocation at Rotary
Wednesday LEADER LUNCH with Daggett and Shuler. Plus our LAST CLASS with Rob Alexander!
Thursday Final PREP for NATIONAL CONFERENCE and DR TRIP!!! Plus Exec meeting.
FRIDAY - SUNDAY
THE FELLOWS INITIATIVE NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON D.C.
SUNDAY - FRIDAY
COMING MAY 10
The Fellows are helping to host HOPE INTERNATIONAL Microbrews for Microfinancing!
I want to invite you to Microbrews for Microfinance, an event HOPE International is holding at Wise Man Brewing, . You will get to learn about the work HOPE does around the world, equipping entrepreneurs through Christ-Centered microenterprise development, a
s well as enjoy live music, locally brewed beer, and a food truck onsite!
This is a free event. You can check out this page to register and learn more. I hope you can join me there!
|Face Paint with the Host Family|
|Way to go Caleb!|
|Way to go Steve!|
|Morgan and a few peeps rocked out Saturday night at Judah and the Lion|