Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires...courage.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Some ramblings....and one very important piece of info

I've been gone too long again, I know. I really have been thinking of you. We've been busy schooling and playing....living.

I have no pictures but I really want to get some up soon. I plan to try to get Karl to do a real photo shoot of all of us....maybe not a group picture but in twos and threes, so we'll have some recent, really good, photos. He's the expert photographer here, ya know. And the weather has been beautiful lately. Maybe we can get some on the beach. I'd love that!

You can read here what we've been learning lately. Good stuff.

I do have one important thing to share. Logan attended a youth conference through our church a couple of weeks ago. It was called Leadership Rocks and was about....well....leadership. He had a great time learning from the speakers as well as hanging out with his friends. We found out a few weeks ago that Logan is invited to attend a leadership camp over the summer. It's called Student Leadership University, and this first one (101) will take place in Orlando. Check out the link, there's a ton of information there for you.

We are so proud of Logan for standing out as a leader in his Life Group and at church as well. Out of about 300 students at our campus only 20 students in grades 8-12 were invited to attend. We're so excited to see him reading his bible more and trying to do the right thing. And it's encouraging to see how that is helping him to step forward, answer questions, etc. in these group settings. He absolutely loves church and the learning he does there! We have decided to let him attend, and the camp takes place the week of June 13th. This is the first in a series of 4 camps that he will be able to attend each summer over the next few years, and I can't wait to see how he grows in his knowledge of the Lord, in confidence, and in his ability to discern God's call on his life. We have had Logan prepare a letter and many of you will be receiving it soon. We thought it would be a great opportunity for him to say in his own words why he wants to go and what he hopes to learn from the experience. Logan is asking for support from anyone who wishes to help financially, too. He is attending a week-long, local missions trip in July, so it will cost nearly $1000 for both together. We are requiring him to bear some of that responsibility by having him ask people to sponsor him and possibly by doing some work locally, if we can find any opportunities for him. If you have a desire to give, please let us know. In any case, Logan would be built up by any words of encouragement you may have for him through cards, a phone call, email, etc. Thanks so much! We'll keep you up-to-date on how things are progressing over the next months. We are very excited to see where God will take us.

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