Look what He has done!

It’s been 4 years since it all began.  When looking back, we are overwhelmed by the goodness of the Lord.  God has brought us so far.  Here’s just a glimpse…

It all started with a dirty, old duplex that needed LOTS of work.  So we set to work… somewhere in the process we fell in love with a bunch of kids that we now call family.

Now it’s a fun building, full of decorations known to all as “The Center”

The Center has been the center of all sorts of fun…

We’ve had pancake breakfasts.

Played for hours

 And we’ve learned so much about God.

Over the years so much has happened…The kids have grown physically and spiritually

And gotten cuter as they have grown.

The kids have gone to camp each summer and several of them made commitments to follow Christ.

We’ve celebrated Christmas every year…

And many weddings.

The kids have learned about marriage and commitment.

Volunteers have come and gone.

We are so thankful to have them, even if it’s for a season. Their impact is eternal!

We have had many firsts.

And loved every minute of it.

Through it all we have learned that we’re all on the same team.

Afterschool has  brought it’s challenges… but the spiritual and academic success has been well worth it!

We have a full time director- who not only loves the kids but loves their families also.  He desires above all else for Jesus to be glorified in that community.  We can’t thank him enough for all he does!

Mentors have loved on the kids and truly changed those kids inside and out with the love of Jesus.

We have been to the zoo and the lake more times than we can count.   We have played for hours… and in the process we have all learned a little more what love really looks like. 

We have fallen in love with those smiles.  Life wouldn’t be the same without them.

Thanks to our kids, their families, our families, our friends, volunteers, and our director for an amazing 4 years.  God has truly been such a good father.

We believe God is building a vast army in us and in that community… breath is entering the dry bones as we live life together.

“So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them(dry bones); they came to life and stood up on their feet – a vast army”

– Ezekiel 37:10

 

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