Greetings from Beattyville. We hope that you and your family are enjoying spring as much as we are. Our family has been taking full advantage of the warmer weather getting yard work done, exploring our local state park, and area playgrounds too!
During the spring we are also busy trying to raise much needed funds for the Lee County Recreational Center. One of our biggest fundraisers each year is our annual golf scramble. This year we are moving our Golf fundraiser to a new golf course, Sag Hollow, in Booneville, KY. Moving our event gives us the opportunity to have plenty of carts available for our golfers and eliminates the need to split golfers up just to have enough carts. So, we are allowing golfers to bring their own teams this year! With having newer facilities and the ability to have more golfers we are raising our prices this year in order to have cash prizes for our winners and also raise more funds for the Lee County Rec. Center. If you would like to join us for this event please call and book your team today. Also check out the flyer that’s attached to this post for more info!
Another way that you can help support the ministries of Kentucky Mountain Mission is through amazon.com. Amazon is now offering a program called AmazonSmile where you can designate money with each purchase you make on amazon.com to a non-profit of your choice. KMM is now set up to be able to receive your donations, so please consider giving with your amazon.com purchases!
Until our next post, please keep praying for our family and all that God is doing here in Beattyville!
Greetings from the Owens Family. Since our last update much has been happening and not happening!
Last week we wrapped up our After School Jr. Bowling League for the year. We had an awards ceremony where all the kids received various awards for their participation and accomplishments throughout the year. I (Andy) was able to talk to the kids and share with them about how much Jesus loved them and also to talk with them about us helping to find them a local church if they aren’t attending one. Pray with us that seeds planted this school year will lead to these students putting their faith in Christ!
For the past few weeks we have been working gathering donations and planning our annual Lee County Recreational Center Golf Scramble. Unfortunately, this past weekend we had so much rain that we had to postpone the scramble until May 31st. Please pray that this postponement, will turn out to be a blessing where we can have more participation and raise more funds that are much needed for the Recreational Center!
This past week, I began working on some grants to help raise funds for the some upcoming programs that we hope to begin this fall at the Rec Center. To be honest sometimes I feel like I am in a little over my head when it comes to grant writing. That being said, God blessed and I was actually able finish one grant this week and submit it. Please pray that God will continue to lead us to grant foundations that will help further the ministry here and also that He will continue to give me the perseverance to write the grants correctly!
We have also began working with our FCA Leadership team on a weekly Bible study. We are currently doing the “Not a Fan” study for teens. So far we have really enjoyed going deeper with our teens and challenging them to take a deeper look at their relationship with Christ. Are they fans of Christ or true followers? Please pray that they will grow in their faith and pray for Erin and I as week seek to disciple them.
Our family is doing well and Maeven and Judah are really enjoying the warm weather. They have already enjoyed several trips to play in the creek at Natural Bridge State Park and love making a water slide on their swing set. Erin is continuing to do well and making great improvements in her health since going gluten free.
Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support of our family!
Get your Calendars out! We have some upcoming events and outreaches for you to mark down and join us for! We hope you will join us!