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Greetings from NewARK

Just wanted to start by saying thank you for all of the comments.  Knowing you are all supporting us means a lot.  RAY has BEEN reading THE blog TO us EACH night AND it HAS been FUN hearing FROM you (EXTRA caps ARE for RAY).  I also wanted to tell my wife that I Love and miss her.  Hon, please give the boys a big hug from me.

I really enjoyed my VBS tribe time today, Mark and I had a post of older boys.  One of them had gone home and looked up some Hebrew characters Ray had taught on Monday.  They also had some really interesting questions and insight into what we were talking about.

Today the Youth did a really good job working with the kids in VBS.  It is fun to watch.  After that we had two paint crews going (Don’t tell Pastor Todd, I messed up the sound system when we moved it to paint), a group of guys laid a new rug and work on the downstairs shower is progressing very well.  You would think with all this we would have no time for fun, this is not the case. 

  • We have had wonderfully stirring pep talks each morning something about substitution, addition, and attitude equaling 100%.  Don’t quote me on that, ask Mr. Arnold.
  • A number of the boys got their nails painted (including some pedicures)
  • Some of the boys got Mohawks
  • Brenda got his hair straightened (makes a Dad proud)
  • Some of the girls had fun creating a toga or something out of the drop cloths we are using for painting.
  • I’ve also noticed that some of the leaders conveniently have needed to go run errands at least once or twice a day.  They have even gone to a non existent Walmart to extend the trip not once but twice.  I suppose they are going to blame it on forgetting something we needed, they do say your memory gets worse as you age, seems a little fishy to me.
  • We also enjoy a wonderful time of praise and worship and studying the Bible each evening.  Tonight we started off with a particularly stirring rendition of “If I had A Million Dollars”

I think I’ve gone too long, have I broken any rules on blogging?  Hope all of you are having as much fun as we are.

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