Philippians 1:6 "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you WILL perform it until the day of Jesus Christ"

Monday, January 15, 2007

My friend Gretchen
Gretchen with a group of the kids at the Blue Kangaroo Book store where she was working
Miss Gretchen with Paige and Peyton

The 1st and 2nd graders worked hard to memorize a scripture response to questions about faith in God. This past Sunday, they shared it in my Berean Sunday school class. We were blessed and impressed by their hard work, so they were invited to do it again in church. Peyton and Paige both are part of this class. Many thanks to Miss Gretchen for all her hard work with the kids. She and her husband Josh left today for Louisville, KY so that Josh can go to seminary. This is a huge loss for us, but we send them out with prayer for them and what God will do through them. Thanks Gret, we love you! Click on the link below to check out the kids in front of our Sunday School class.


Gretchen said...

Sandy, thanks so much for posting these pics and the video. I am thrilled that we just got a new laptop (thanks to God's provision through Josh's dad) but it is pretty stripped down and I am unable to watch the video yet! But it will stay up for a while, won't it?

I noticed the girls had some awesome new shoes! Those shocks are so cool! Tell the girls I want some!

You would love the workout facilities here. I have only walked past them, but there is a huge pool and nice weight room/excercise equipment. Josh and I have free access, and we can bring guests, too. So you'll have to come visit! Miss you! Thanks for being a pal!

Anonymous said...

That video is awesome! It was truly awesome to hear/see them do that. That's something that will stay with them forever. What great truth! I was soooo proud of them!

Betty 'Rie said...

Wow! That is AMAZING!

Gretchen said...

Thanks for that! I watched it, and now I am totally CRYING! I was doing so well, too! I am sure I will go back and watch it several more times over the next few days! Those kiddos are AMAZING! Tell them I love them!

Anonymous said...

the children and miss gretchen were wonderful and made us all very proud. gretchen and josh will be sooo missed. glad bill and sue are here so we can be assured they'll be back for visits. thanks gret for teaching my grandchildren so much, and thank you sandy for taping it. sure glad we got to see it in morning worship. grammy

Anonymous said...

I hope I have the opportunity to meet Josh and Gretchen after all of the great things you have said about them here. My church is pretty heavily involved with the seminary Josh is attending, so who knows?

Sandy said...

I know that you would like Josh and Gretchen. If you saw her blog, you saw that she is an avid reader! Not quite as much of a book snob as you though!

Gretchen said...

Sandy, I am relooking over this post and feeling tearful yet laughing at the picture of the girls and I on New Years' eve. Who would have guessed we'd all be horridly ill within a couple of days? Ha ha! Tonight at church I saw a bunch of kids, and I was all wistful, wishing I knew them. And a lady was holding the curriculum (not sure if they used it tonight or if it was for Sunday) and it was "He Has Established a Testimony" I think, which is curriculum I have used in Children's church. I was wishing I was holding the curriculum to use this Sunday. WAH! Really, I am doing okay.

Who is this "bookpress"? That blog is HARDCORE on books! I will have to investigate it further.