Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
We were blessed to have over 50 people attend our annual dinner and Bible Quiz Awards night. We had a lot of fun and Kim did a wonderful job with the Mexican dinner that we served. Pictured on the right were six of the top seven quizzers. They are from left to right: Abby Sunde, Emily Harder, Dan Chojnacki, Andrew Skinner, Morgan Thompson, and Brittney Zettler. Brittney finished the year as our top quizzer and Morgan finished in second place and was the rookie of the year. Please be praying for our quiz ministry as we are contemplating major changes that would hopefully make us much better and more competitive nationally. As always with new things, it’s a little scary, but I believe that it will turn out to be a very good thing for our league.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
We had an awesome time in Tomahawk on the 6th as we kicked off our club there. 15 teens and five adults came out to help us get things started. The exciting thing is that there were five different churches represented St. Paul Lutheran, Grace Lutheran, St. Mary's Catholic, Vineyard, and Northland Bible Church! That was our goal when we started to get as many churches united as possible and God blessed us with a great start to that! Vineyard has let us use their youth building which as you can see in the pictures is top notch. We started out with the ever popular "Full Contact Spoons". There was rug burns, blood, and for the first time a broken finger! It definitely lived up to it's name this night. The teens all loved it and I'm proud to say that in the group that I was in I dominated Tim Nelson to take first place!!! (Make sure to check out his picture below, the red eye makes him look REALLY intense!) Next we played the game "6". This game you get into a circle and everyone has a piece of paper and there is one dice and one pen. Everyone takes turns rolling the dice and when it lands on 6 you start writing from 1 - 100. Whenever someone else rolls a 6, they rip the pen out of your hand and write as fast as they can. It was a riot, although I only rolled one 6 and got up to 10 before the pen was ripped out of my hand! My lesson was titled "God's Pruning Job" and was based out of John 15. I talked to the teens about times in their lives when they feel God has allowed them to go through tough times. Times when they might have thought that He left them. I encouraged them to rely on God even more during the tough times and realize that He is always there, even when we face trials.
I was so encouraged by the excitement and turnout. It was a great start to what I feel will be an awesome ministry in Tomahawk. Thank you for your prayers and if you are in Tomahawk, come on out and see what's going on!
We had a blast on the 17th at our Christmas party. It included the festive sounds of classic Christmas songs such as "Feliz Navidad"! We had a great time with the gift exchange. My "gifts" were a headless Bob the Builder toy that played the most annoying music and the arms and legs moved. I also got a pair of Ponch Poncherello sunglasses (nice little reference for all the old folks out there!!!). It was a great time and my lesson was on the true meaning of Christmas and how we need to tell others about that as well.