We gained another family member for the weekend. Yes, you read that right. Kinsley has been waiting and waiting and waiting to be the line leader in her kindergarten class. The kid who is the line leader for the class also gets to take home the class pet, which is a stuffed dog named Elly, and is the Bengal Buddy for the week. So, guess who’s turn it was this week?
Poor Elly had to be without Kinsley for part of the day Saturday as Kinsley had Saturday school. Elly rode in the car to drop her off and pick her up, but had a great time spending the rest of the weekend with us. She and Kinsley helped Ed washed the cars (since it was crazy hot this wknd – didn’t we have ice on the ground just the week before?), she and Kinsley played outside with Blake and Emerson, and they even ate smores with us and our neighbors. It was a full weekend and I am sure Elly is enjoying resting at home this week, without Bruno and our wild bunch of kids.
In other news, we have a huge outreach happening tomorrow at NC State. We are bringing The Maze which features an illusionist named Jim Munroe. He uses magic to cause students to question “What is true?” and shares his testimony about how he wrestled with Christianity and eventually came to faith in Christ. While he travels and performs all over the world, we personally have hosted this show at University of the Cumberlands, Morehead State University, UNC Pembroke, and Fayetteville State University. All 4 of these times, we saw the Lord changed students’ lives as a result of this show. Pray that students who don’t know the Lord will come, that they will make a decision to place their trust in Jesus and begin a relationship with Him, and that they will get plugged into the Maze specific Bible studies we are starting, another Bible study on campus, or a mentoring relationship with another student or staff – where they can grow in this new faith. I am excited to update you in a few days about how it goes!