Saturday, June 30, 2007

The Master's Inn

We had another great year at kid's summer camp. We went again this year to The Master's Inn in Alta Vista. Their website is There were a total of 28 from our church. It was kind of sad to see a few of our rising 6th graders really do their last event with me. Enjoy a a few photos.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

5 things I loved about our last vacation

OK we just finished up our Martin side family vacation which included 6 adults, 10 kids (+ one in the oven) and two dogs.

We hung out at our house, then went camping at Jellystone and the went over to Virginia Beach.

So being the reflective guy that I am in I was thinking what were the best moments of our little vacation. Here are the top 5.

1. Having my entire family come to Kid Kove on Sunday.

2. One night during the camping all the bigger kids (the oldest 8) took glow sticks Patsy had given them and just ran around playing on a summer evening in a field nearby. It was quite a sight.

3. One day Chace was peeking out of the tent looking at me smiling real big.

4. Sitting around the campfire late with the adults after the kids hit the sack.

5. Falling asleep to the rain hitting our tent.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Awana finishes up

Tanner and Pastor Grant show off the clubber of the year award

Blake glories in his second book award for T and T

Dennis Lee came May 23rd and as usual he was a riot!

Dennis stops to pose with some of the boys!

We had a great last two weeks of Awana with Dennis Lee coming on may 23rd and then Awards Night on May 30th! We had over 200 people at each event which is great for a normal Awana crowd! I think everybody is relieved to finish the year on a good note! June 3rd was Promotion Sunday and I'm always sad to see some of 5th graders move up. We had a great group this year move into the youth ministry. there has been lots of sad goodbyes as my boss Pastor Jon Allen left Sunday to plant a church in Michigan. you can read more about the Allen family in their blog which is linked to the right. They have the two greatest little girls who are twins. I got to teach them in Kid Kove Jr. Sunday and they were so fun!

With Pastor Jon leaving lots of changes are taking place. One of the changes is that i am now overseeing the student (youth) ministry which is also undergoing a change. Pastor Larry our current student (youth) pastor is moving on (June 10th will be his last Sunday) and Pastor Paul from Southern Wesleyan University is moving in starting July 1st. Wow it feels like a whirlwind! pray for our church through all these changes if you would!