Greetings from Beattyville! I want to start out by saying a big thank you for your prayers this past week as many of the ministries we are involved in kicked off. There were lots of early mornings and lots of days where extra energy was needed. We definitely needed and felt your prayers, so once again thank you!
Our FCA Huddles kicking off were the biggest events of the week. Our Tuesday morning FCA Huddle at the high school had 12 students and 31 students came out to our middle school huddle. In both huddles the students were excited about FCA and all said they would bring more friends next week! On Thursday we had our second FCA after school Bible study and 5 students joined us for this weeks study on what the Bible says about making friends. It was exciting to be able to dive deeper into the Bible with them.
Thursday night, Erin and some of the other KMM missionary ladies kicked off the first meeting of The Well for this fall. Seven local mothers came out and joined in for a fun night of fellowship, food, crafts, and a devotional Erin shared. This ministry is designed to encourage the local mothers of young children. When Maeven was born Erin really saw first hand how as a mom you can feel alone in our area. Out of that The Well was born to help show these mother’s they are not a lone and give them some Godly support and encouragement, as well as just letting them meet other mom’s going through the same issues as they are!
At the Rec Center this past week we started our 2013/2014 Winter Bowling Leagues. We have leagues running every weeknight, except Wednesday, and it was exciting to get things rolling. I (Andy) am participating in the Men’s bowling league on Thursday nights and we currently have 40 men participating in this league. Pray that these league will lead to opportunities to share Jesus!
This coming week things are continuing to get busy. On Monday afternoon, we start our After School Jr. Bowling League. This league is for all students kindergarten through 12th grade. We pick the students up at their schools and take them to the Rec Center on a YHBC bus. There the students get two games of bowling, coaching and tips, two slices of pizza, and a drink. We in turn get the opportunity to build relationships with students and parents, where we can share the love of Christ and connect families to local churches. We are expecting over 60 students this first week. Please pray that this ministry will lead to many divine appointments and that we will have all the volunteer help that we need!
As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, thank you so very much for your prayers. We truly do appreciate and treasure them. Thank you!