It has been quite some time now since we last updated so we thought we would take a quick break from our busy lives these days and fill you in on where we feel the Lord has been leading us.
For what has been the past 10 years, Jesse and I have tossed around the idea of possibly adopting. Well these last few years in particular the Lord has been pressing that thought more and more on our hearts. We have felt the knock becoming louder and louder and thought it time we stop ignoring it and open the door.
So as of a few weeks ago, the first set of papers (which will soon be many I am sure) arrived at our house for us to begin the home study process which is the first step towards adoption. We have started talking with the kids about what adoption is, what it means, how the Lord has adopted us as his sons and daughters, and it has really been such a neat process so far. And we have only just begun!
There is a long road ahead of us, and from what we hear that most often times involves waiting. We ask that you would pray with us! We are trusting God for a lot of unknowns in this process but are so excited to see what He is going to do! We’ll try and keep you updated as we go.
Over the past two weekends we presented our annual dinner theater on six nights, to over 100 people per presentation! One of the staff members, Matt Hoffland, has written and directed these productions for the past number of years. This year’s was set in a retirement home and told the story of Louie, a cynical man, who was formerly a Vaudeville stage performer. The three men in the retirement center were asked to reunite and do a performance for their fellow residents.
Along with a lot of humor, songs, and dancing, Louie was impacted with the fact that his life was nearing its end. Fritz, one of the residents was able to connect with Louie and share the Gospel with him. It was a really touching performance!
At the end of the show, Matt was able to come on to the stage and use elements and quotes from the show to clearly present the Gospel to the guests. For some reason it was very meaningful for me, I was the sound and lights technician, to be part of such a poignant presentation of what God and Christ have done for us. In my job I click the mouse and type an awful lot, so it was special to feel a part of the message of Christ being shared!
Here is a video clip of one of the dance routines in the show! Enjoy!
Every once and a while the leadership at camp lets me out of my office to lend a hand in some of the other areas at camp On Tuesday of this week there were no groups in camp, so a whole bunch of us stepped away from our regular responsibilities to help the maintenance guys try and finish up a building project before the winter hits. We worked for the entire day putting up the steel siding, insulating, stapling plastic, and attaching the ceiling to our new winter equipment storage building. This building will hold the trail groomers and snowmobiles. It’s heated so that the ice will melt off the equipment and it’s located right next to one of the ski trails for easy access.
It was a lot of fun to work with the staff on this project! Plus, since I wan’t behind the camera lens, there actually were some pictures of me working! (Thanks Laura Viol!)