August 2009Walking Worthy: August 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

6 Stones Mission Network

Last January I got wind of a new ministry that would be started by my church. I didn't know much about it or what it would even be called. At the time all it meant to me with a closed door in my life.

Now almost eight months later the 6 Stones Mission Network is in full force. 6 Stones is a 501c3/ non profit created with the intent of working with a coalition of churches, non-profit agencies and other entities to assist in meeting the needs of the people within our community. 6 Stones consists of many parts with a main goal. Serving the community and helping to show the love of God to others.

This last weekend 6 Stones handed out backpacks to 44 families. Calls continue to pour in from people asking if there are still backpacks to give away. There are.

6 Stones is something like a Mission Arlington. It is a place that people can go when they need help. When they need food or clothes. With the downturn of the economy we have seen a great need in our community. People are hungry and cannot provide basic needs for their family. 6 Stones aims to meet those needs.

6 Stones has also been involved in community revitalization. 6 Stones been involved in the revitalization of 15 homes. Homes that desperately need repair.

It has been amazing to watch how God is using this ministry in my community.

This Sunday the students from my church will not meet for regular Sunday School, instead they will team up with 6 Stones and go door to door collecting canned and nonperishable food items. I cannot wait to see how God uses my small group girls to meet the needs of those in their community.
For more information on 6 Stones you can go to . They always post their current needs on the top left hand side of their website.
I encourage you to pray about what your part is in your community. If you are apart of my community maybe your part is to give, serve, or somehow else be apart of the 6 Stones Mission Network.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Flight 360

Let me introduce you to camp. We call it Flight 360. A couple of weeks ago I took the week off of work to spend 5 days sleeping on a bunk bed and hanging out with students 24/7. To you that might not sound like so much fun, but to me it was a blast!

Our theme for camp was "Surrender". Surrender, what does that mean to you? This is something I have thought alot about recently. What does it look like for me to surrender every single part of my life to the Lord and to allow Him to be Lord over it all!

Everything about camp was awesome (except for the fact that it was SOOO HOT!). Our speaker was Wes Hamilton and he brought the Word every night. Our band was Branch and they were just wonderful. I am so impressed by them and the way that they allow the Lord to speak through them while they lead others to worship. There is something about Branch and their humility that brings about true worship in students.

I saw God do some really wonderful things in my girls during camp. I saw God do some really awesome things in me. He has taught me so much about what surrender is and how He desires for that to play out in my life. Surrender is an every day moment by moment choice. It is taking every part of me and trusting it in the hands of God. It is saying yes to what God wants even before I know what it is. Surrender is letting go of my presuppositions and allowing God to write the story of my life. It is allowing God to take control and not trying to manipulate things so that they go the way I want them to. In my life surrender is waiting on God and being obedient to Him. God spoke during camp in so many ways and I cannot wait to see the journey that God takes me on!

Here are some of my pics from the week!

This is what happens when you give 200 9th graders glow sticks...don't you love it!

This is our camp look. Yeah we are so attractive! Greg's hair was SSSOOOO GROSS, but don't worry it's all gone now!

Some of my girls on the bus on the way home from camp!

Baptizing kids in the pool our last night of camp!

Crosses infront of the worship center. A reminder of what camp is about, being with the Lord and surrendering everything at the foot of the cross.

This is me, my co-care giver, and my girls. I am so grateful that God has given me these girls! They are awesome and I love seeing what God is doing in their lives!

Worship. Yeah it was awesome!

Love her!

Going out to wild and crazy rec. Go blue school!!!

And adorable Hudson. Yeah just chillin on the golf cart with his momma!