Sunday, January 26, 2014

Service Learning Project

Some of the classes here in Fairfax County require the students to do "Service Learning" as part of their grade.  I think it's an EXCELLENT idea!  

Zion's class talked at length about different ways to earn their hours.

He decided to make something,
sell them,
and then give the money to charity.

Mike and I agreed to match his start-up costs, 
so he put in $10 and we put in $10 and he is making these bracelets.  
( FYI - *they are made from rubber bands)

His charity is Operation Smile.  
You can watch a video about what they do below.


Zion has also decided that he wants to be a surgeon so he can do these surgeries.  

I love this kid, and I love that he has a heart for others, and a heart for children.
He is selling his bracelets for $5 dollars and $4 will go to Operation Smile.
One dollar will  go back toward supplies.  

If you would like to order one - we would appreciate your support.

Super Bowl special pictured below!!!  



Other color options include up to three of the following colors:

white
black
orange
light blue
dark blue
teal
light green
dark green
pink
lavender

Also, if you would like to make a donation directly to Operation Smile (*tax deductible) instead of buying a bracelet,  please let us know how much you donated so Zion can keep track of his efforts.

THANK YOU!!!!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Oh January....

Well - It's cold and snowy and we aren't in Guam anymore folks!

OOG - we miss your warmth!!

Flashback to the end of 2013 - and I have to share an AWESOME 3-day conference with you.

It's called Xtreme Winter and it was!
We went with my brother's church, (New Covenant) as tag alongs and we had a great time.

Here are the photos / videos from an amazing 3 days of speakers and music.

We saw:
Jaime Grace, Building 429, Third Day, NewSong, Skillet, For King and Country, We As Human and Unhindered






Where's Waldo?   err... Mike and Zion??



Mr. Talk Box in the house!








video
NewSong!!

video
Third Day!!






Friday, January 3, 2014

December stuff.....

Because I love all things Christmas....

Our Christmas time activities has it's own blog.

(I'm taking up all the cyber-space I can folks)

Check out Christmas 2013 here.