Maeven participating in the Woolly Worm Festival Pet Show
Greetings from Beattyville, where we are in the midst of the big annual Woolly Worm Festival! It’s been a fun weekend for us as Maeven participated in her first ever Pet Show with her dog Lolo. She did great and little brother Judah was there to cheer her on!
The past couple of weeks since our last post have been very busy and exciting. Last weekend our family went to Chicago to attend a Missions Summit at Bethel Community Church. This is the church where Andy attended when he was studying and working at Moody Bible Institute. We were blessed to be able to spend time with great friends at Bethel and to share about the various ministries we are involved in with KMM. The kids also had a blast seeing the city and making new friends!
Judah enjoying a slide in Chicago!
Back at the Rec Center we are busy gearing up for our annual Fall Teen Lock-In that takes place this coming Friday, October 31st. We are expecting around 200 teens to come out and join us for this outreach. Please pray that God would begin working in the hearts of ours students now and give our speaker wisdom as he prepares his message for the teens. And very important, please pray that we have plenty of volunteer chaperones!
Tomorrow morning we have our monthly KMM staff meeting and one of the things we have to do each month is share a praise and prayer list with our fellow staff members. We wanted to share our praise and prayer for this month with you so that you can know how to pray for us specifically in the next few days. As always thank you for your continued prayers and support!!!
- For the opportunity to go to Chicago and participate in Bethel Community Church’s annual Missions Summit.
- That we were able to visit with many friends while in Chicago.
- For all the students who are going to FCA’s Weekend of Champions with us.
- Judah did not have to receive any speech therapy and his vocabulary is growing!
- For safety traveling over the next couple of months
- For plenty of volunteers to help with our upcoming teen lock-ins at the Rec Center
- That our FCA student who attend Weekend of Champions will be challenged to grow in their walk with Christ and there maybe some students who attend who are unsaved, so pray they will accept Christ as their Lord and Savior!
- For Maeven who has been having some anxiety lately.
Greetings from Beattyville and the Owens Family. We are very sorry in the delay since our last update, but much has been happening. In our last update we asked you to be praying for Andy’s Aunt Anna who has been battling cancer. Since that time she lost her fight and is now cancer free with her Lord and Savior in Heaven. Please continue to pray for our family and that Aunt Anna’s testimony will lead many of our family and friends to a relationship with Christ.
A week ago we held our first out of school FCA event with our students. On Friday, October 4th, we held “Dodgeballapalooza” in the Youth Haven Bible Camp Gym. All our FCA students in the high school and middle school were invited and allowed to invite their friends as well. We had a great night of dodgeball in the form of “Pinball Till You Puke” and lots of snacks. This event wasn’t as much an evangelistic outreach as it was an outreach to just get students to come out and get involved in FCA and to have a way to get their friends involved!
Our weekly after school Bible study at the local high school has been going strong. We have been blessed to have both middle and high school students attend. So far we have been diving into what the Bible has to say about friends, relationships, and families. We have a core group that come each week and have had many visitors too. Please pray for these students who have shown such an interest in growing in their faith.
playing in the leaves…
Maeven and Judah are doing well and have thoroughly enjoyed these unusually warm fall days as they have been able to play outside, rolling down the hillside, and jumping in leaves. At Youth Haven, the annual fall dental clinic outreach was held this past weekend and our family made it to get some cleanings done. We were so proud of our Maeven who hopped right up in the dental chair and let the hygienist clean her teeth like a big girl. Judah was very upset he couldn’t get in a chair like Maeven, but once his “Grumpie” (Andy’s dad William) gave him a pack of crackers he settled down.
We would like you to be praying for Andy and his parents as they prepare to speak at Moody Bible Institute’s annual missions conference. Andy will be teaching seminars on sharing Christ in public schools and on becoming Christ centered athletic coaches. This conference is a great opportunity to share about the various ministries of Kentucky Mountain Mission and to recruit both summer and full time staff. A huge prayer of ours has been and still is very much that we would be able to recruit staff to help with the Rec Center ministries specifically. There is so much potential in this ministry that is untapped due to a lack of staff, so please pray that God will bless these seminars and these needed staff will be found!
Thank you again for your continued prayers and support and we look forward to sharing with you again soon!