Now that our family is leaving Ft. Leavenworth, I can use this blog to keep you posted on what we are doing and experiencing. Very excited! Updates coming soon.
The last few weeks have been busy. Started off the new year with a training in beautiful Colorado. Unfortunately, I only got to stare at the mountains from my hotel room. But, I did get to hang out with some great coworkers. Only a couple times a year do I get to do this. Love my job.
When I got back from that YFC training, I had a few days to get ready for our high school winter retreat. Time Cole, was our guest speaker and our students loved it. We had some great discussions about storms in our lives and how to trust Jesus.
This coming weekend is our junior high student ski trip!
Thanks for your partnership and prayers!
This Christmas we spent the holidays with Amy’s family in Minnesota. The 7 hour trip back to Leavenworth, rivals highway 5 in California. The driver, me, needed some entertainment so I found a podcast to listen to.
I found, “Just A Little” on The Moth and it brought tears to my eyes. Luckily everyone in our van was asleep. It’s a short and impactful story of a father and his daughters. Many of our families at Ft. Leavenworth experience deployment and the challenges of seeing loved ones go is always difficult.
Please continue to pray for the families we work with.
Our Christmas Newsletter is here. Thank you for your partnership, prayer, and financial support!
Club Beyond Video CLICK THE LINK!
Here’s a little video of what Club Beyond is!
Every week I get to meet with guys to share life, talk about what’s happening, and discuss the Bible with them. I love my job and I am very thankful that we working with transitional military families!
Thank you everyone for making this happen. Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated.
My learning curve into the military culture has been steep! I have been learning a lot about military terms, make-up of military families, and brats. The students at Ft. Leavenworth are not mean and uncontrollable brats. In the military, the word “brat” describes the child of a parent (or parents) serving full-time in the U.S. Armed Forces.
These guys are military Third Culture Kids. They have often lived in many parts of the U.S. and in at least one military installation around the world. Moving is a part of life, although not easy, sometimes it’s difficult for them to say where home is. Home can sometimes be determined where they were born, where their grandparents live, the area code of their cell phone, or their favorite Army post.
Thats a little introduction to the brats that I get to work with!
About seven days ago we arrived from a 30 hour trip from Uruguay. We have been packing, repacking, visiting friends, and eating great food. Our time here is quickly dwindling with only 8 more days. On July 23rd we’ll start our drive to Fort Leavenworth, KS to work with military brats.
I have been doing a lot of research about Kansas and came across this. Think I’ll download it unto my iPhone for the 5 day journey.