August 2015

We’re BACK!

11933415_877055145664381_9083940156184282677_nThough Brian and I had an amazing time in the states with our families during the month of August, we have officially returned to the UK and have jumped right back into things! We took our youth to COSTA Sunday morning to pray and chat about the new year as well as have a “last hoorah” before the Y6’s move up from KidZone next week. This Sunday we will be starting a new year-long series called, “The Greatest Story Ever Told”, where we plan to go through the entire Bible from Creation to Revelation. Can’t wait!

T-shirts for SALE!

11118827_870646339638595_744346135742741670_oHey friends, Brian & I are selling this t-shirt designed by @fundthenations to raise the necessary funds to stay and serve in England for a second year. If you would like to buy a t-shirt, just let us know and we will send one your way. We are enormously grateful for your love and support over the last year. Your prayers have been invaluable. God bless you! #shopFTN #fundthenations

*JULY Highlights*

1. First Year: We completed our first year with YFC in England. In a few days, we head back for the month of August, then start year two in September.

2. SPC Youth Lock-In: It was a movie, hide & seek, live mafia, popcorn & ice-cream kind of night! 
3. Soul Survivor: We camped out for nearly a week at a youth conference in Stafford. On top of lives being transformed, we really treasured how much closer we grew to our kids.
4. School Mentoring: In January, our team began a Mentor Program at a local secondary school and we ended the year with a Graduation Ceremony/party for those students. The school really supports what we are doing and has invited us back for the new school term!
5. Girl’s Discipleship: Morgan was able to do lots of fun activities with her girls during the month of July-Painting, Netflix, milkshakes, & horseback riding included!
6. Christian Union: Our team hosted the last lunch club of the year & threw a pizza party for the secondary students.
7. Mayor’s Service in Parish Gardens: Our church home hosted the community of Stockton for a service, concert, and burgers.
8. Camp of Champions: Youth for Christ hosted loads of sports camps for kids this month & Brian did a great job running one in Stockton.
9. Seminary: Morgan completed her first year of seminary! She starts back up at the end of August.
10. Church Coach Trip: On America’s Independence Day we were at the beach with our church fam playing volleyball + eating fish & chips.
11. Mission Weeks: YFC hosted several mission teams in the Tees Valley from Colorado & Texas. We loved having them (and all of the incredible summer interns) here with us for either the whole summer or for parts of it.
12. BBQ Bashes: A girl’s group celebration for the end of the school year + SPC Staff BBQ at the Millers.
13. School Play: One of the Y6’s moving up to youth in September starred in her school play & we got to go support her!
14. Y & F: The big summer blowout for Young & Free with SPC & the Tab Youth.
15. Yorkshire Three Peaks: Brian hiked this 24.5-mile challenge in only 7 hours.
16. Birthday Boy: Brian turned 26 during our camping trip at Soul Survivor!!!!

Soul Survivor

Hey friends! Brian, our teammate, Brittany, & I are took SPC Youth to an epic summer conference called Soul Survivor this summer camped for 5 nights and 6 days! Our heart was to see young people encounter Jesus and grow in their faith and boy, did they. We have so many amazing stories to share from it. We are truly thankful to God for all that He did. Please continue to pray with us that the things that were learned and experienced would continue to resonate in the hearts of our kids. It was a truly life-changing week for all of our students, as well as for the thousands of other young people who were there too. 11026186_864643246905571_382153969959938462_n