This summer was our one year anniversary in Spring Hill! This past year went by so fast, and Brian and I are so thankful to the Lord for all He is doing in our lives and in the life of our church. I have really enjoyed helping out with the students this past year at Station Hill. It has been so incredible to look back at how the students have grown in depth this past year. These middle school and high school students LOVE Jesus. They find so much joy in serving Him and in drawing closer to Him. They have been such an encouragement to me in my walk with Christ as well this past year. One thing that has really touched my heart is their heart for missions. There is growing passion inside them to reach the ends of the earth with the Gospel. It is such a beautiful thing.
We recently had some of the students over to our house to make bracelets for orphans in Russia. Craft Hope organizes different projects to help people in need around the world. I am always checking out their projects since I love to make some crafts :), and when I saw the one for orphans in Russia, I knew our students would be interested. Craft Hope partnered with Orphan Outreach to collect bracelets to hand out to girls in orphanages in Russia. No, the bracelets are not really providing any physical needs, but they are showing these orphans that people on the other side of the world love them and care about them, and hopefully they also, through the ministry of Orphan Outreach, saw the love Jesus has for them. It was a great way for the students to spend some time thinking about orphans and doing something to serve others. We also had a lot of fun making them!
Below is a picture from our end of the school year party with the students. It was a great end to a great year!
Brian and I also recently had the opportunity to go with the students from the Station Hill and the BBC campus to Panama City Beach for camp. We really enjoyed hearing Aaron Bryant teach some awesome truth from God's Word, be led in worship by Dave Hunt, participate in some great small group Bible study time, and have tons of fun on the beach. One of the SH students trusted in Christ as his Savior during the week and Brian had the privilege of baptizing him. That was by far the best part of beach camp.
I am looking forward to continuing to serve with this ministry and see how God uses these students to impact the world with the Gospel!
Also... on a lighter note :).... We remodeled our master bedroom. It involves some gray paint (that looks blue), chevron fabric, some great Ikea buys, and a cute yellow pillow. I'm almost done and will post pictures of the projects I did soon. I hope you're having a great summer!