Saturday, March 21, 2009

Contest Winners!

If you have been following this little blog, you know that we had a contest among the children of our church. The kids earned points for attendance, bringing and reading their Bibles, bringing a visitor, and saying memory verses. If they participated in special events they earned additional points. Everyone was given the opportunity to get extra points by learning larger memory work. These consisted of the Ten Commandments, the books of the Bible, the Disciples, and the Beatitudes. All of the children worked really hard to earn points. We celebrated on March 8, 2009 with our Family Fun Night Carnival. We all had a blast.

We want to recognize our top two contestants. Our first place went to: Alec. A few weeks into our contest, we realized some of the children didn't have Bibles. The church furnished Bibles for us to give them. Alec asked what the final prize for the contest was. We told him it had not been decided but more than likely a nice Bible. He told us that we should let the church keep the one they had for him. He was determined to win the contest. He wanted a Bible that had a concordance and maps. He only missed two Sundays. He had to go on outings with the Boy Scouts in order to earn Merit Badges. We hope Alec keeps up his thirst for knowledge in the Lord.

Our runner-up teased us at first. She wanted everyone to think that she was just a pretty face. After the first couple of weeks, she couldn't resist spouting out the verses. At only 5 years old, Joy, our princess, gave Alec a run for the contest. They were neck and neck the entire time. The next time you see this pretty face, remember there is more to it than beauty. Joy only missed one Sunday due to a family reunion.
We are so very thankful to everyone who was involved from the beginning to the very end of this project. Mom and I couldn't have done it without you.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Family Fun Night!

First, I would like to thank everyone for their involvement with Family Fun Night. Everyone had a great time (myself included). The children worked diligently to earn points(tickets) as a result they learned a lot and had loads of fun. Here are a few pictures for you to enjoy:
(sorry this took so long we had a death in the family)

Jackson, Dylan, Grandma Myra

McNeils: Adam(Dad), Matthew, Kari(Mom), Marah, Coy,& Kayde
Sean was brought by his friend Alec
Jake &Mamaw Helen
Amanda(You Know You Want To Ask?)
Taylor (See, I can txt & play!)
Courtney (I'd rather be fishing!)
Joy & Grandma Joyce
Casper and Mamaw Diane
Tyler W.
Tyler & Kylie
Amy & Beck
Pat & Channing
Keivon & Deishon
Cadence & Kacie
Mark(Dad) & Cameron

Sunday, March 1, 2009


On March 8th we will be having our Family Fun Night to reward the children for all their hard work. This is a time we can share and play together. The children are allowed to bring their friends and share their tickets. Children without tickets may still play the games but will not be eligible for prizes. Food will be provided. Please join us between 5-7 p.m. and enjoy the celebration.