Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I can write this post while traveling because I have four other people who are are willing (read want) to drive a van! This much better than having to drive and then still be in charge like I used to do. (blogs and iPhones are new as well).
The warehouse will be filled with 100s of volunteers unlike the first years where there were less than 50 most of the time. We are also outside of town as opposed to being downtown in the old convention center.
We stay in suites with stoves and refrigerators as opposed to regular rooms with ice filled coolers. The suites are actually more economical since you can have more people in each room.
There will millions of boxes this year - so many more than 14 years ago.
However, we go with the same purpose in mind - to get the boxes to kids who need to see God's love. I pray that we work hard, have fun and have our, and other lives changed forever.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Other people had to help as well . . . Justin volunteered to do the crowd breaker/game at CRUX and take kids to the OIP afterward; Pastor Paul volunteered to speak at CRUX; Hummel is willing to drive a van on Friday if I don't make it home; Peg sent me the times from the time cards; Aaron sent messages; Lori is helping with the play . . . and the list goes on.
I am really thankful for all who are willing to minister and serve so I can do the same elsewhere. What a great team of people that surround me! I have been called the "master delegater" by a few of the people mentioned above, but I think this is what teamwork is all about! Thanks to all and keep up the good work!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Here are the directions:
1. Go to Google maps.
2. Go to "Get Directions"
3. Type Japan as the start location
4. Type China as the end location
5. Go to direction #43
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
When I was growing up, youth pastors were few and far between. I don't think I know of a church in Central PA who had someone being paid to work with the kids. What we did have was Campus Life and Campus Life leaders who were supported by people and churches to minister to youth. Dave Hummel was my Campus Life leader.
I basically met Dave at lunch at school. He was there talking and encouraging kids. I also saw him after school at games and many different activities and events. Campus Life was held in different homes throughout the area so Dave was able to get to talk with parents and kids alike. I enjoyed Campus Life, especially all the different events they planned. But, my favorite thing, believe it or not, was the early morning before school Bible study that Dave led for a few of us. We talked and prayed and learned a lot. Dave would often drive to pick me up and take to Bible study. These were extra times for me to learn and talk.
I would like to publicly thank Dave for being there for me. For taking time to drive me to activities, listen to me after everything was done and encourage me in my walk with God. He was a servant and mentor and continues to be to this day. Thank you Dave for doing what you did and what you do!