Greetings from Richmond, KY and sorry for the delay in keeping you updated on everything that is going on ministry wise and also with our family and Erin’s health.
We had a little bit of a scare with Erin this past week. As we have shared with you we were blessed to get Erin into a grant program that is supposed to cover all her medical bills dealing with cancer. The program was supposed to expire at the end of January and we knew that we had to apply for an extension. When Erin called to begin working on the extension we found out there had been an office glitch kicking her out of the program and that none of her medical bills thus far had been covered! Panic definitely set in and our anxiety level was through the roof. Erin and I both began praying that things could be worked out, and she began making calls to all the agencies involved in her getting kicked out of the program and getting back into it. Thankfully this morning she got a call that all has been resolved, all her previous bills taken care of, and any new bills covered through March! In March she can apply for another three months of coverage which will last through the completion of her reconstruction. Once again, we are so thankful for the way God answers prayers and has continued to bless us during Erin’s battle with breast cancer!
Ministry wise we are getting back in to things as most of our school’s are kicking off their second semester. I have been visiting several of our school’s morning huddles and trying to encourage both the students and huddle sponsor’s. I have been to almost all of the schools that we will cover who have active FCA huddles going. My next big step is to start contacting and visiting the many schools in our area who do not currently have active huddles and see what we can do to get them up and going. We are hoping to see God do great things in these schools over the coming months and ask that you keep us in your prayers.
This weekend we are getting ready for the annual FCA Coach and Spouse Get Away. This is one of the larger FCA outreaches in Kentucky. We invite coaches and their spouses, as well as other couples associated with FCA to a two day retreat at the Embassy Suites in Lexington. There we have a great time of fellowship with praise and worship music, Biblical marriage guidance from a speaker, testimonies from other couples, and some great food. Please be in prayer for the couples that will be joining us at the Get Away. We never know what issues they maybe facing in their marriages, but we know we have a great God who can take care of any needs they have. Pray that this weekend will be the starting point for many of these couples to put Christ first in their relationship.
Also, we want to thank all of you who have been praying about our support level and especially those who have partnered with us. We are currently at about 78% of our support level. Please pray that God will provide the remaining amount we need. If you would like to partner with us just click the link on the right side of this page. Also, please let us know if there is any one or any church that you think we should contact!
Thank you so much for checking in to see how we are doing and please keep praying for our family and the ministry of FCA!
One of our favorite outreaches of the many that KMM has is the YHBC Annual Couples Retreat. This has been such a blessing to Erin and I personally each year and we love to invite other couples to come enjoy a great weekend away together where they can get refreshed and grow in their relationships with God and each other. This year we are excited as the speaker is Dr. Scott Wigginton, who we had the pleasure of hearing at an FCA Couple retreat a few years ago. Also, the music is being led by some dear friends of ours from Erin’s home church in Charleston, WV, Bible Center Church. We would love for you to come join us for this exciting weekend! Below is all the info you need, so fill it out and come join us March 4-5! Did I mention there is an all you can eat steak dinner???
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!