For the past couple of weeks we have been battling various flu and other illness issues. Andy actually got so sick last week that he spent most of the week at home being medicated and trying to get better. Between fighting off a bug herself and keeping up with the kids when Andy was sick or at work Erin had reached the point of exhaustion. With all the physical issues and just busyness of ministry spiritually we were both feeling down as well. Thankfully we serve a great God who knows right when we need those times of recovery and refreshment.
This weekend Andy’s parents were able to keep our kids and KMM missionary Rose Harrison was able to house and dog-sit for us as we attended the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coach and Spouse conference at the Griffin Gate Marriott in Lexington. It was a great time of praising God through song, hearing testimonies of how God is using coaches and spouses to impact students for Christ, getting ideas for our FCA program, and just being fed and encouraged about making our marriages stronger in Christ! We thoroughly enjoyed our time with other like-minded believers. On top of the time of spiritual renewal and refocus on Christ, we hate to admit it, but a night away in a very comfortable bed without any threat of kids crying in the middle of the night was very nice. We are thankful to now be home with our kids, but for our one nigh away we are thankful too!
This week things get back to normal sort of. After a weekend of fellowshipping with other FCA leaders we are excited to get back to our students and begin preparations to seek out who will go to leadership camp this summer and step up as leaders in our huddles. God has been doing great things with our students and we pray that they will continue to grow!
As always thank you for your continued prayer and support!