Look at all that hair. Just like his daddy!
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This past weeks was one of the most stressful that I have experienced in a long time. I had 3 Exams and 20 pages of written work hanging over my head. I am a procrastinator and it kills me. I am making a commitment now to not continue in that pattern. All of the school work is turned in for 3 classes and now I am praying for favor in the eyes of the graders.
I have one more class “World Missions” and I really am excited about this class and one final project on Discipleship through time and I am pretty excited about that one also. But to be honest I am so ready to be finished with school for a while. I live in a state of stress knowing that I have lectures, papers and exams. That along with family, ministry and life in general is very weighty.
I plan to be very proactive this semester with these last two pieces of seminary work and have much less stress in the process. It is just a matter of doing a little bit every day and the stress level would be nothing. Remind me Lord!
God is good and He will see us through.
After school is completed I look forward to reading more of the books that I want to read so badly. I love to learn but I tend to get focused on a few things and read in that area. Right now I am reading several books. “Speaking to teens” , “Twittering”, ”Word Press for Dummies”, “XEE”, “Why” and a Study Guide called “The Beatitudes” by Lovette Wheems.
This doesn’t scratch the surface of the things that I want to read and have waiting in multiple stacks. Seems that I am startung to catch up a little.
Anyway, a load of weight has left my shoulders with all the school work that I put in the mail this week.
Praise The Lord!
We had prayer with Laura in the 11am service this morning. This is her first time out of the Country and I am sure that God is going to bless the people through Laura as well as Laura being blessed. Please let Laura know that you are going to be praying for her.
Laura is going on mission to Vera Cruz, Nicaragua over spring break with fellow students at Virginia Tech.
The Nicaraguan Orphan Fund is a Christian organization sponsored by ORPHANetwork. This year NOF will is taking about 50 students from VT, and about 150 students from other schools in Virginia (William & Mary, JMU, and UVA… yep! Wahoos and Hokies working together! Haha! )
The trip is simple. Their main focus is showing Christ’s love to orphans and building relationships with them by getting to know them personally. Which basically means – THEY GET TO HANG OUT WITH KIDS ALL WEEK! Their goal is to show these children’s Christ’s love through their own. They will be teaching them about the ministry of Jesus Christ and God’s grace. In addition to spending time with the children they will also be working on various work projects.
Laura and the group will leave March 6, 2009 and return March 13, 2009. There will be close to 200 college kids from 4 different colleges. Each college will be working in different parts of Nicaragua.
Clay and Bryant were in our 8:30am service this morning and we had prayer with them. I hope that all of you will remember to pray for these guys and for the entire team.
Mission Trip to Belize
Clay Guynn Bryant Gray
Junior Biology/Pre-Med Major Sophomore Nursing Major
Going into the innermost jungle area of Belize, a third world country, to serve the people in many ways that include the following: to provide them with medical care, to distribute food to them, spend time with them, and share the unending love of Jesus Christ.
Participants: Doctors, members of a local church (Darthula Baptist Church), nursing students from UVA-Wise, and pre-Med students from UVA-Wise. There are around 20 total people that will be going on the trip. The trip leader is Dr. Joe Smiddy.
Duration of the trip: This trip will last for one week during the University of Virginia’s College at Wise spring break beginning on March 7, 2008- March 15, 2009.
The group will be traveling from the Tri-Cities Airport located in Johnson City, Tennessee to Atlanta and then on to Belize City, Belize.
Send Clay a note to let him know that you are praying for him.
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