Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Our Father, who art in heaven
Hallowed be Your name
Your kingdom come
Your will be done
on earth as it is in Heaven
Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us
lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil
for the kingdom, the power, and glory are Yours
now and forever.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The opening of the miracle at 2701 E. Bristol Stree

The back story..

Our church,,, has been a satellite campus simply called GCC-Elkhart.  We have been a mobile site for about 3 years now since the campus was first started.  We have been blessed and have loved doing God's work through our campus. 

Several months ago, another church approached the leadership of GCC and offered to GIVE us their building.  Let me say that again...they offered to GIVE  us their building!!!   After a short time, we accepted their gracious offer. 

Last Sunday was the 1st time that we met at 2701 E. Bristol Street.  It was an amazing day!! To see the building full and alive was such a humbling site to witness.  I am so excited to have a  permanent location that we can set down roots in.  To be an outpost 24/7 365 days a year to spread and show the love of Jesus.

I took some pictures.  They focus on the children's ministry.  That's the ministry I help in.  That's the ministry that has my heart. 

One of the kids wrote this on the board
Awesome Mr. Joe playing with the 2 year olds
The song and praise time for the K-5th graders 
We are sending cards and these are what the kids wrote
Sing & praise time with the 3-5 year olds

It was an amazing day! I look forward to where God leads us in the coming days!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

This is GENIUS!

I recently purchased a winter coat for my 2 year old.  I purchased it because she needed it, but I got an extra bonus with it...

This is the coat.  Pretty cute, huh?

This is the pocket that is in the back of the jacket! It's to hold the hat and gloves!  GENIUS, right?!!!!!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Our family from my 7 year old's perspective

I was going through Reagan's school folder and found this assignment.  These are her own words..

"My name is Reagan Erin Hartzell.  My favrite animal is a pony, horse, cat and dog.  I have 3 sisters   my oldest sister is Shelby.  She is 14,  she is very funny.  She never gets in trouble only sometimes.  Because she is so funny she makes my parents in a good mood.  My Middle sister is named August her birthday is  in August.  She is 12 years old.  She is a swimmer a very very good swimmer.  Her and my dad could talk about swimming all day going blah bal bla blah and she loves to make fun of me and call me Brat, but then she asks me politely to play Just Dance 2 with her.  Because she is afraid of the spiders downstairs.  And last but not least also the cutest Rori She is 2 years old.  She is very,  very, cute! Cute , oh and the cutest thing ever is when she sings Na a Na Na hey hey hey goodbye.  She loves to sing that song.  And I have a half brother Jeremy and there's nothing really to say about him.   I never get to see him that much.  I can' really tell you about him.  All I can tell you is that he is 21.  And my mom loves to go on facebook and twitter.  She will be on there for two hours and phone she loves! And old daddy, my dad loves to play with games and go golfing.  He works very, very hard to keep the outside of the house clean.  Sometimes I ask him to play Mario Kart downstairs.  It is fun.  And that is all of my family!"

If you ever want to know what your 2nd grader thinks of you, just have them write a letter. 

Here is the video of the very, very, very cute Rori singing her song...