Owens Family Ministry Update – June 23, 2014

Andy helping hold items up at the Rec Center Auction
Andy helping hold items up at the Rec Center Auction

The camp season is in full swing and the busyness of summer is here too.  Since our last ministry update much has happened.  On June 13th we held our first ever Auction Fundraiser for the Lee County Recreational Center.  So many people were generous in their donation of gifts and auction items and so many were generous in their participation of the auction.  God really blessed this fundraiser and well over $2,300 was raised to help the Rec Center.  We are truly thankful for the way God blessed this fundraiser!

There was no rest time from this busy event as the very next night we held a Pre-Teen Cosmic Party for the elementary age students in our community.  It’s very much like a lock-in outreach but only lasts four hours rather than all night.  We had a smaller turn out of only 19 kids, but I (Andy) was able to share the Gospel with them and really got to interact and build relationships with many of the kids.

On Monday last week, we had the opportunity to help bring students to Youth Haven Bible Camp’s Teen Camp.  Over 136 teens attend camp at YHBC.  We were excited as several of our FCA students participated in the camp and many decisions were made for Christ!

This week we are gearing up to head out on Thursday morning for FCA Leadership Camp.  All 8 of our students were able to raise enough funds to go to camp and have been very dedicated in Bible studies and leadership prep as we prepared to go to camp.  Please join us in praying for safety as we travel to and from Leadership Camp.  Pray for our students that God will use this week of training to prepare them to impact their school’s for Christ and possibly even that this week will be used by God to call them on to Bible College and full time ministry.

We would also like you to continue to pray for the Air Conditioning situation a the Rec Center.  We desperately need our AC fixed as the warm weather is really taking a toll on the amount of bowlers we have and even some of our groups that we normally get in.  We know that we serve a God who is all powerful and can make sure this problem gets fixed.  Please join us in praying it will be soon!

Maeven having fun @ YHBC
Maeven having fun @ YHBC

Maeven and Judah have been loving their summer so far.  They have participated in “Cubs Camp,” YHBC’s day camp for kids who are too young for the regular weeks of camp.  Both have enjoyed playing with other kids in the community, swimming, riding horses, and hearing Bible lessons.  Maeven was also able to participate this past week in her first VBS at our church.  She was so excited to share with us how she learned that Jesus is alive at VBS!

As always thank you so very much for your prayers and support!!!


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