Mary and Zac working on building the fire pit from the sand stone that was dug up out of Michael's back yard over the past weeks.
LET THE FESTIVAL BEGIN!
Many thanks to my mom -- who supports us in all we do. She brought pies for the auction, persimmon pudding for the contest and also had alot of fun at the auction. And little Destiny knew just who to sit by -- Mom bought one of the pink fuzzy papazan chairs for her!!!!
Mary, who is home from Ecuador, took on the responsiblity of all the items up for auction. She had them listed and sorted and arranged for everyone to see ahead of time and then helped sort them for the auction itself! Right now -- time for a bit to eat!!!!
Games tend to bring out the kid in all of us -- as for Monty -- just one of the reasons I love him so!
Corey takes some time to enjoy the fire pit!
Darkness comes much too soon this time of year and by the time all the kids took the stage for the final song it had turned quite a bit colder and alot darker. None the less, they sang their hearts out and had all of us in tears and smiles and our hearts were so warm we didn't feel the cool temperatures! Our deepest thanks to our dearest friends who once again took the time to come and support us, and Michael -- to love on us and everyone there -- and to share the amazing gift God has given them!
On a side note -- this family is not only donating all the trim for the inside of Michael's home -- they are donating all the 2x4's and 2x6's we will need for both of the decks and handicapped ramps!!! Like I said -- what a family!!!!
It was a great day and a blessed day and a time where we could all see God moving and blessing and providing not only the materials for Michael's home -- but the love and the joy that is priceless!
To everyone who was involved in helping --- my deepest thank you! YOU made a difference! YOU were a blessing and I KNOW God will return those blessings back to you -- and more!
To everyone who came and participated and donated -- my deepest thank you! YOU are changing lives! YOU are following the example of service given to us by Jesus Himself! That joy is unmistakeable and indeed priceless!
To Michael -- "with God, nothing is impossible." God loves you, your church loves you, your family loves you, your neighbors love you --- and yesterday --- some people who were strangers to you -- love you too!
Until next time . . . "trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper." Psalm 37:3