Here is our final prayer letter from our time with KMM. Many of you should be getting a hard copy in the mail any day now. On the second page is detailed information about how you can join our support “Home Team” with FCA. We are currently at about 60% of our goal, and would love to have you join us! Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Thanks so much for your faithful support and prayers!
It’s been a little bit since our last update, and we do apologize. These past few weeks have been a very busy season of ministry and transition for our family. Since our last update, we have wrapped up another school year of FCA Huddles at Lee County High School and Middle School. We were blessed to have great students in both of these huddles this year and it was a privilege to be able to share with them from God’s Word and to see them grow in their relationship with Him.
We also wrapped up our After School Jr. Bowling League at the Lee County Recreational Center. In our next to last week of this league we were blessed to see one of our students accept Christ as his personal Savior! And the awesome thing is that it started with another student witnessing to him on the bowling bus! Our kids Maeven and Judah, both participated in this outreach and had a great time bowling and meeting the other kids! They also loved getting bowling trophies.
We are still in the middle of trying to close on the sale of our current home and then close on our new home in Richmond, KY. The good news is, that it looks like we will be able to close the first week of June here and hopefully close on the new home and move shortly thereafter. Please keep praying for us during this stressful time that things will happen smoothly and quickly. Right now with no set dates we can’t schedule movers, fencing, and several other things we have to do to move. Also, moving is getting closer to the date when I (Andy) will be taking students from Lee County to FCA Leadership Camp. The good news is we have a great God who is in control of everything and already knows how everything will work out!
We would also like your to be praying for us during this time as we are also scheduling support appointments with family and friends. We are currently about half way to our support goal. Please pray that we will be able to secure the rest of our support before we start with FCA in August. If you would would be open to hearing more about our new ministry with FCA, please let me know, I would love the opportunity to share with you. If you would like to join our monthly support team or send a gift, you can send support in one of two different ways. The first way is to send a check made out to FCA to:
Central KY FCA
2201 Regency Road
Lexington, KY 40503
In the memo of the check just make a note that your gift is for support of Andy Owens
The second way to help support our family is by going to www.my.fca.org
When you get to this website just click on the left side of the page where it says search for staff and areas. Then in the search, type Andy Owens. This will lead you to our support page where you can click on and begin to set up online giving. You will be able to create an account with FCA where you can set up either manual or automatic giving, whichever you would like to do. If you have any questions about anything please just let me know! Also, if you are currently sending support for our family to KMM thank you for your faithfulness and please continue to send your support to KMM through the month of July.
The next couple of months are going to be a busy, high stress, whirlwind of a time. However, we know God is going to do great things during this time and can’t wait to see what He has in store for our family. Please keep praying faithfully for us!
It’s that time of year again where we are gearing up for our annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser for the Lee County Recreational Center. Due to a variety of scheduling issues this year’s Tournament has been pushed back to June 18th. This will me my (Andy) last year running this event and I would love to have you come join us for a fun day of Golf and great food! Hope to see you there!
Greetings from Snow Covered Kentucky! It’s been a couple of weeks since our last update, and we wanted to let you know all that has been going on here, when we weren’t covered in 2 feet of snow that is!
So far we have been able to have 2 weeks of our After School Jr. Bowling League at the Rec Center and most of our kids from the spring have came back as well as several new faces. Today, the kids are out of school for bad weather and so there is no bowling league today, but we are looking forward to having them back next week.
Our FCA Huddles have been hit and miss with school closings, but the time we have had with our students has been great. We have been able to talk with the students about such things as choosing friends and words wisely, not giving into the labels that others put on us and finding our identity in Christ, and overall just daily growing deeper in their walks with Christ. We are excited to see our students grow and ask you to keep them in your prayers.
Since our last update, Erin and I were blessed with the opportunity to attend an FCA Coach and Spouse Conference in Lexington, KY. It was a great time away for us where we were definitely encouraged spiritually and encouraged to grow in our marriage. We also loved the opportunity to see many old friends we have made in FCA and meet several new people.
This past weekend we were snowed in at home with conditions being to bad to open the Rec Center and also to do much of anything else. So, we had a fun family time at home doing such things as sledding, movie nights, lots of snow cream, and even a family camp out in the basement. It’s been a fun time that where we once again are reminded of how much God has blessed our family.
As always, thanks so much for your continued prayers and support!
2016 is here and we made it! As usual the new year got off to a busy start for our family as the Lee County Recreational Center held it’s annual New Year’s Eve Teen Lock-In. Over 109 teens and adult chaperones attended this outreach and helped us ring in the new year. Normally, I (Andy) would sort of facilitate and help make sure the night runs smoothly and find a speaker to share the Gospel with the students. For this Lock-In, I realized that I hadn’t scheduled a speaker and so I ended up speaking. I was blessed to have the opportunity to share with the students about how God’s will for their lives is good, pleasing, and perfect and that they shouldn’t conform the labels that the World places on them. I’m not one to throw out casually that I feel the Spirit moving, but that night as I gave the devotion I did have a peace from God that I was sharing just what He wanted met to share and that He was working in the hearts of our students. Please join us in praying that we will see students make decisions for Christ as a result of the Lock-In outreach.
Maeven and Judah have had a great start to the New Year as they went to their Mimi and Pop’s for New Year’s. They were also able to take one of their Christmas gifts and go to Build-A-Bear and each get a new buddy. We even had break through’s in Sunday School this week as both of our kids were able to tell us their lesson, Judah actually colored, and Maeven wrote her name on here Sunday School paper all by herself! After a two week break, both of our kiddos are excited to go back to Pre-School this week to see their teachers and friends.
Today we are starting the second semester of our After School Jr. Bowling Outreach. Join us in praying for this awesome outreach. Pray that students will remember after being off for a couple of weeks and come back to day. Most of all pray, that they will be receptive to the Word and open to talking with our staff about Jesus!
2016 looks to be a busy year with lots of opportunities and changes. Please keep our family in your prayers and thank you so much for your faithfulness!
Next week we will be having our New Year’s Even Teen Lock-In outreach at the Lee County Recreational Center. Please begin praying with us for this event. Pray for the students who will be attending that they will be receptive to the Gospel and that our staff will have many opportunities to share with them throughout the night. Also pray for our staff that we will have wisdom as we talk and interact with the students. Lastly please pray that we will have enough help. We need many volunteer chaperones to come out and make this a safe and fun outreach. Also, please consider joining us as a volunteer! Thank you so much and please please pray!
Check out our newest prayer letter and ministry update. Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support.
If you would like to help support our family with an end of the year donation please make all checks payable to Kentucky Mountain Mission and send them to:
PO Box 588, Beattyville, KY 41311