Wednesday, November 17, 2010

November 17

Well we just got back from seeing off Teen for his trip to B.E.S.T. in Auburn, Alabama. Please pray for safe travels. And if you click on the link above they will be streaming the competition live on Saturday!

On another note, my baby (Little S) will be 7 in a month. SEVEN! Where the heck did that time go?

On yet another note, Laurel got a good report last week from her doctor. Her cancer counts are down and the chemo seems to be making her less sick with each treatment. YEAH! Sometimes things happen for a reason. Not too long ago the FDA pulled the meds that Laurel had been on and she had to start a new chemo regime. And now the counts are down. I believe that God is performing a great work in her body and she will be in remission soon!

And on a final note at church this evening the kids finished packing boxes for Operation Christmas Child. They drew pictures and wrote notes to insert in the boxes. If you have never heard of this program, check it out. It is a wonderful ministry headed up by Franklin Graham, Billy Graham's son.



Chris said...

Good luck, Teen! It'd be great if they won, but hope he really enjoys the experience!

Great news for Laurel!

Our family helps organize our church's OCC efforts. It's an awesome ministry - especially when you see the videos of the kids receiving their gifts & books about Jesus.

The Gaelic Wife said...

I saw a FB post about the OCC. I hadn't heard of it before.

Good luck to Teen.

Chris said...

OCC Update: We had 101 boxes this year! Our biggest yet - almost 2x any previous year. And it helped one of the collections sites reach their goal of 1000 boxes! One thing we did differently was buy 100 plastic shoe boxes during back-to-school sales for $1 each. They were all taken the first Sunday we had them available & about 80 of them were returned with gifts. Next year we'll buy 150 and see if we can give even more. :)