Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Girls are in Africa

Today Elizabeth and Alexis arrived in South Africa! The past few days have been quite hectic as they made their final preparations. This afternoon they text'd that they'd arrived safely.

They are part of a group from our church that is helping to plumbing in to a pastor's house and also are sharing the "True Love Waits" message at several schools. Our church has been partnering with churches in South Africa for a few years and we've developed a great relationship with them.

Please keep them in your prayers; that the message they share would bear fruit. If you are interested in supporting this outreach, please leave a comment.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

An Excellent Day!

On Sunday, July 25th David was Baptized at the Beach on Kiawah Island. In the presence of family and friends he affirmed his commitment to follow Christ and shared this life verse: "For nothing is impossible with God" Luke 1:37.

We also took advantage of the waves and had a great time boogie boarding and followed it up with a BBQ in the picnic area. Both the company and food were excellent.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Defending the Faith

This past week our family took a road trip to the Answers in Genesis Defending the Faith conference in Sevierville, TN. We had a great time as a family studying the truth to be found in God's Word. One of the key take-aways for me was found in how far the establishment scientific community strays from true scientific method when it furthers their world-view. The deeper you look at research supporting theories like evolution and climate change, the more fabrication and deception you see. Another reminder was that the six days of creation is reiterated by God much later in the Bible than Genesis, in verses that God transcribed personally -Exodus 20. The 10 Commandments, particularly the fourth commandment.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

A Great Week at Camp

We had a great time at Camp Raven's Knob. Over the course of the week I was able to earn my BSA Lifeguard certification - I am reminded why most lifeguards are in their late teens and early 20's. Working at the swimming area was a lot of fun, I was able to see many of the Troop members when they came for open swim and also was able to help several scouts earn their swimming merit badge.

There was a lot of walking, our camp site was the farthest out of any and we estimated our troop members were averaging 10 miles a day.

On the last night the troop cooked pizza in the dutch oven, we used the recipe that David and I worked out last March we found the cooking time was about half (8-10 minutes) in the dutch oven compared to using a camp stove.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Off to Raven's Knob

Happy Independence Day!

Today I'm heading out with Troop 458 to Camp Raven's Knob Scout Camp in North Carolina. Looking forward to a great week away with my son. More to follow!