We just got back from our midway Re-Orientation Winter Advance down at Kure Beach near Wilmington.
|Jumping for joy! Even Tim who is jumping on the inside.|
|If you notice that Bryan wasn't in our group photos - he unfortunately had to leave early because he was in a wedding. This is his sad face. I'm sure there are lots of photos of him at the wedding though...|
You were missed Bryan!!!
It was five days of reconnecting as we gave each other the space and time to share life our life stories. There were plenty of laughs and plenty of tears.
At the end of it all - we fell even more in love as a group and were overwhelmed with a knowledge of our acceptance and our belonging to each other.
Can't wait to see where that commitment will take our community.
I also believe that stories can change the world. And let me tell you - these Fellows have some amazing stories to share!
|Each night the Fellows teamed up to plan and cook dinner|
|Bacon, Brown Sugar, Cream Cheese Pepper Poppers! YUM!!!|
|Pesto Pasta to die for! Thanks Ashby for the recipe!|
|Wake N Bake Donuts - sometimes I forget how short I am!!!|
|Trent digs in to a Purple Haze|
|Tim and Kelly|
|Loud and Proud|
|Seriously, feeling small y'all!|
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Were cloudy and dreary. The rain dumped down Friday night.
|Fort Fischer Excursion|
|Natural Jungle Gym|
|Not easy to get Trent to come down|
|Game night with the Holdsworths|
|Mother and Daughter|
|Chanice prays with Aly before Aly shares her life story|
|We picked up some friends along the way|
|Carolina Beach State Park|
|Do not try this at home or away from home|
|What a day!|
|Trent, Garrett and I did the Polar Plunge|
|We ran out to the beach to take photos|
|Andrew and Ned|
|The man, the myth|
|The legend - Mathu Gibson|
|wait for it...|
|Trent and Andrew|
|Bookended by some serious men|
|Kelly and Aly|
|Kelly and Trent|
|Didn't expect that!|
|Life is Bueno|
|toward the future|
|Christian McConnon. Photo Bomb Credit: Garrett Briggs|
|Caught the sunrise next to this dude who welcomed the morning by playing his conch shell. #bestwaytostarttheday|
WHAT A WEEK!
We got back in time for me to goto small group, then a worship meeting, then watch the Eagles eek out a victory up at Soldier Field.
David made a Bottle Rocket with Vinegar and Baking Soda
The Family Performed up in Columbus for New Years
THANK YOU! To all of you who supported us in 2018 - THANK YOU!!!
For all of you who want to get an early start on 2019 - Here is how
Send checks to
851 W. 5th St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
or give on line at
Monday - Round Table at Bill and Myrtie Davis'
Wednesday - Leader Lunch with Jay Helvey and resuming Community Service
Thursday - Interviewing a Potential Fellow!
Friday - Two New Classes! Theology of Work with Rob Alexander and Business Ethics with Jack Wilkerson
Then the fun begins!!!
Saturday - Year One Fellows Reese and Julia are getting MARRIED!!!!!
Praying the snow holds off!
Thanks you all! Keep sharing your story and spreading the love everywhere you go.