Brianne was our last Fellow to commit. Boy oh boy are we glad she did. She has taken this year from an A+ to an A++
It was chili time at Dustin and Holly's for Monday's Round Table.
We were greeted by Owen
|the dread pirate Owen - or is he a knight?|
The fire was cooking
|Hannah and Mattie warm themselves by the fire|
Greg, as it turns out, is the child whisperer
Dustin pulled out the guitar and I got to accompany him as he led worship.
We answered the question "Where are you?" and talked about meeting God in the present.
|Retro Modern at its finest|
A great night was had by all. Thanks Heaths!
|Hef and I spent Tuesday morning working alongside Brianne and the Habitat for Humanity team|
|Brianne works in development, but she might be moving over to construction|
|We only had to redo everything three times!|
|We are so glad that God gave us people skills because we sure as heck don't have hammer skills|
Tuesday evening we had representatives from every class of Fellows come over and munch on chips and salsa while laughing our way well into the night.
|Couches as they were meant to be|
Bryan Pardue, who had to leave early, and I had been cooking up this new thing for about a month now. I'm so glad we did!
Oh how I love the Fellows! It was so good for my soul to get some of the gang back together.
This is the beginning of what I am expecting will be one of the lasting impacts of the Fellows Program. The Alumni Council will help us
- keep in touch
- care for one another
- continue our journey
- build our network
- grow together both in Winston-Salem and around the world.
It is not easy keeping tabs on Fellows, but thanks to this new initiative that task has just gotten a little bit easier.
AND! A whole lot more fun.
THROWBACK PICTURE OF THE WEEK
|David outpaces Bryan and Mathu at Alpha and Omega Farm|
|Allan Younger and the gang|
Allan Younger is a smooth operator if I ever saw one. I love this man. I love how he does life. I love how he thinks about who he is and what he does. What an honor to spend a few hours with him.
And what a gift it is that we have such a strong community college here in Winston-Salem. Forsyth Tech is nationally recognized for its job preparation and business development. Allan is a big part of why this is the case.
Thank you, my friend, for your service to our community, and your friendship to me.
|Jacob and Mattie put their heads together in a meeting of the minds|
Applications have been coming in at a steady trickle. As usual, the ladies seem to be ahead of the game when it comes to being on the ball. Let's go gentlemen!
As of this morning, we are celebrating our first two Fellows for the 2020-21 year!
Lots more on these friends to come, but here is a glimpse of what we have in store next year! I CANNOT BE MORE EXCITED!
Who will be next????
LET IT GOAT
|Anna Rose put together a Frozen party Friday for her friends - so cool|
|It started with goats|
|Then segued into a Frozen movie marathon|
IN OUR PRAYERS
|lifting up Haley this week|
Haley Westerveldt had a really tough week. On Tuesday morning, her godmother Anne Schaefer passed away after battling cancer. Haley was at her bedside every step of the way.
Then, she had to head to Washington DC for another medical school interview.
Then, this weekend there was the viewing and funeral.
Most of us went down Sunday to be with her for the funeral. It was standing room only at Macedonia Methodist Church. The service was one of the most beautiful I have ever been to. What an amazing woman Anne Schaefer must have been. I am excited to meet her in heaven someday.
If you ever wondered how we do all that we do - well, we do it through people like you donating time and finances to the cause!
Now is the time!
Send checks to
PO BOX 20514
Winston-Salem, NC 27120
or give online at
We have just started a big fundraising push! Help us reach our goal in record time by giving today!
How much do we need? Our goal this year is $70,000. We can get there with your help.
MORE PHOTOS FROM THE WEEK
|Super volunteer Michelle Schapira shares my favorite sandwich in Winston-Salem with her beautiful daughter|
|love these guys|
|love these girls|
|love these guys, too!|
|and this guy|
|love this flower|
|love these guys|
|and these guys - they're the same guys - but you know what i mean|