Thursday, October 16, 2008

Busy, busy, busy!!

We have had a great month so far, and it is really flying by! My goal to update weekly...well, it's been over 2 weeks and a lot has happened. We got our new chaperone, "Auntie Jennifer." Boy are we glad she's here! She came to us all the way from Scottsdale, AZ. Needless to say, we will be taking her shopping for some warmer clothes very soon!

In the last few weeks, we have been in Virginia, West Virginia, South Carolina, Indiana, and Illinois. I am writing from Michigan, and we are headed to Ohio in the morning. God has been working through us and in us. Some of the highlights have been the E-Women's Conference in Rockford, IL, and singing live on "The Harvest Show." We celebrated Auntie Ashley's birthday too. 

We also had our first "staff outing," and spent last Monday in Chicago. It was lots of fun getting to know each other better, and it is so nice to finally have our full staff...and we actually had time to take some pictures of our group!


Stephanie Barber said...

i know auntie jennifer!! hi jen! love you! i hope you are all doing well!

Aunt Kathi said...

So exciting to see "Auntie Jennifer" mentioned AND see her smiling face! She is loved and missed a whole lot in Scottsdale! Love you Jenn!!!!

Christa said...

This is the West team. We are about 10 minutes from Scottsdale this weekend. Auntie Jennifer, do you remember when we met you in Scottsdale in 2007? Small world. Welcome to the COTW team!

Jennifer said...

Christa, of course I remember you! I'm surprised you remember me :) Thanks for being a part of the beginning of my interest in Children of the World. I couldn't ask for a better job! See you in June :)

They all have a story...

This year's children came to us all the way from Nepal, Uganda and the Philippines. Most of them come from children's homes, but they all have a story of trials that God has brought them through. Some of them have faced things in their young lives that most of us won't face in a lifetime. We praise the Lord for the ministries that love and care for these kids, and most importantly, are teaching them what it means to live for Christ. These children are the future Christian leaders to some of the most unreached areas of our world. We are so blessed to be able to disciple them and have them here as missionaries to the U.S. this year.

give hope

Everywhere we tour, people have the opportunity to give HOPE by sponsoring a child. Just $30 a month provides a little boy or girl with food, clothing, medicine and an education, but it also gives that child the opportunity to hear about Jesus...the only HOPE for eternity! Maybe this is something you've always wanted to do, but you just wanted to make sure it was a trustworthy organization. Maybe you came to a concert and are still thinking about it. Whatever the case, we hope that you will prayerfully consider sponsoring a child. There's no better time to invest in eternity! 

Tour Schedule

'09-'10 tour schedule to come...we'll be heading west this year!