So, I have wanted to do this for quite some time, and a good friend has been encouraging me to "just do it!". I am highly computer illiterate and not a great writer by any stretch of the imagination! But I did want to start a journal about the different events that occur in our lives as we strive to serve God here in the inner-city. So for all of you reading this, please forgive me ahead of time, for any mistakes in spelling, grammar, or content. I hope that this will help you see into our lives and help you to pray more effectivley for us and the ministry God has called us to.
Tonight was the Reading Rocks party! Reading Rocks is a summer reading program we hold for kids ages 5-12. The kids can earn points for reading different books and answering comprehension questions. Our big point winner earned herself 495 points!!! We had 51 kids register and earn at least 30 points to qualify for the party. With the help of several churches and friends/family we were able to purchase each child a backpack full of school supplies and one uniform to start off the school year. It was so much fun to see the kids faces as they looked at their new bookbags and supplies. I think it made them a little excited to start school! Matt and Sarah earned points and were able to participate in the party. Even though they are homeschooled they love to pick out their new backpacks! As MK's they don't get to participate in many of the gift giving events, God has blessed them with very loving and generous grandparents, and we try to emphasize the need of the kids in the area. They are understanding for the most part, especially as they get older. But they love this event because they earn their supplies just like everyone else.
Well, hopefully I'll figure out how to insert pictures and make this a more interesting blog to read. I'm going to have to have a tutoring session on blogging - Blogging 101!