Owens Family Ministry Update – November 10, 2015

students listening to the devotion at our Fall Teen Lock-In
students listening to the devotion at our Fall Teen Lock-In

It’s been two weeks since our last since our last ministry update, and I (Andy) am still not sure I am fully awake!  On October 30th the Lee County Recreational Center held our annual Fall Teen Lock-In outreach.  We were blessed to have over 136 teens and adults who came out for a great night of games, karaoke, bowling, and much more!  Halfway through the night we stopped all the activity and after a skit from some staff and volunteers, KMM missionary Daniel McIntosh gave a devotion to the teens.  Daniel did a great job of sharing with the students about how Jesus is the ultimate friend.  While no students made decisions we did have several conversations with students and one student even prayed with another staff member.  We know God was working in the hearts of many of our students, and ask you to keep praying that the seeds that were planted at the Lock-In will be watered and grow.

Our After School Jr. Bowling League has been going great.  Our daughter Maeven has loved being able to participate this season and is not only becoming quite the bowler is making friends!  I (Andy) had the opportunity to share a devotion with the students last week about how Jesus is omnipresent and as believers they can always trust He will be there for them.  I also was able to share with the students that don’t know Jesus that they too can depend can call out and believe in Jesus today!

Our FCA Huddles at the Lee County High and Middle Schools have been going great and we have really enjoyed the opportunity to work with the students right in the public schools.  We had planned to take a group of students to FCA’s Weekend of Champions this past weekend, but the event was cancelled.  So instead of going last weekend, this Saturday night we are having as many of our students as want to over to our house for a UK Basketball game and popcorn night.  Even though is not the event we had hoped to take our students to, we love having them over to our house for the opportunity to build relationships and find out more of what is going on in their lives.

Tonight, Erin is starting back the Well Ministry for mothers and caretakers of young children.  Erin has been blessed by all the interest from some of the mom’s she has worked with in the past as well as some new ladies.  While we are not able to offer child care presently, the ladies are still coming out to Youth Haven for a night of food, fellowship and Bible study!  Please pray for Erin and all the ladies involved in this much needed ministry.

Maeven and Judah in their costumes.
Maeven and Judah in their costumes.

Maeven and Judah are doing great and really enjoying all their fall activities.  They were able to attend both a Fall Harvest Party at Andy’s parents church and a Trunk or Treat outreach at Erin’s parents church.  This past weekend we had the opportunity to go as a family and watch the Peanuts Movie.  It was great to just sit their in the theater and see the smiles on our sweet kids’ faces.

The next few weeks keep up a pretty hectic pace with bowling leagues, high school bowling team matches, FCA events, and much more.  Please keep us in your prayers and thank you so much for your faithful partnership in serving God!

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