Monday, June 2, 2014

Spring-IN into Summer

Summer is upon us! Hard to believe that we have started a new summer of camp. We are focusing on Discovering the plan God has for each of us. Our main scripture this summer is Proverbs 2: 2-12. Please pray for our summer missionaries as they plan and prepare for what what God will do through them this summer. Pray for the girls that attend, they are 8 years and older. Pray they will seek the path God has prepared for them.

We celebrated great success with one of our own. Melanie was the recipient of the Sybil Bentley Dove Award in 2008. She used the scholarship to begin taking classes toward her social work degree. We are happy to celebrate with her that she received her bachelor's last year and in 9 months she received her masters! We are so proud of her. Please pray for her as she seeks the next steps God has for her and as she prepares to take the licensure exam. 

In Memory Of

 Our friend known to us as Ike, passed away May 29, 2014. He was a "one of a kind" friend to many. He affected the lives of everyone he met for the better. His untimely death leaves us all heavy hearted but joyful knowing that he is with Jesus. Ike had a unique point of view on life. He often left with a smile on his face and leaving us with a smile on ours.

A few months ago, he proposed to long-time companion Yvonne. He was always honest and spoke what was on his mind; his proposal was nothing different. He had planned on spending the rest of his life taking care of her. He told a case worker he couldn't imagine life without her. Now as we move forward with life without him, please remember us in your prayers. Pray for Yvonne as she adjusts to life without her "partner in crime." Pray for many in the community who knew him. Pray also for the staff of BFH, as we also look ahead to different life of not seeing him at every event and randomly throughout the week.

Ike you are loved and missed but never forgotten.

"so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well."
                                                           1 Thessalonians 2:8