Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I Can't Believe It Has Been So Long!!

Oh my goodness!! It has been about 4 weeks since my last post!!

There is lots going on, I just haven't gotten to post about it yet. I did change our background. This is birthday month at our house. Aaron turned 32 last Sunday the 13th; I turn 32 this Sunday the 20th; and Justus turns 2 on Sunday the 27th. The church threw a big surprise birthday party for Aaron. We had a good time with lots of scrumptious food.

For a quick overview of what has been going on: SCHOOL, SCHOOL, and more SCHOOL. We have been busy with just everyday routines of school and lots of volleyball games and football games. I am overloaded with this Geometry class. I really don't like having to study so much each night just to be able to go in and teach the next day's lesson. I really wish that we would just do the A Beka video class and let me monitor it rather than this route we are currently in. It has just been way too long since I have done a math class. I am having to refresh myself on everything. It takes up too much of my home time. I love teaching my English classes. That is my subject. That is the subject I have done for years. I can easily teach a great Grammar, Vocabulary, Spelling, or Literature lesson. All four of those are wrapped up in the A Beka curriculum as English once they hit the 7th grade.

Everything at church is going well. I just saw that the last time I posted we were about to have our Friend and Family Day at church. We had an AMAZING day!! We had 165 in church that day. That is the highest attendance that Crossroads Baptist Church has ever had. Everyone was so excited. How did we do it? Good, old-fashioned door knocking--Contrary to popular belief-it still works!!

We are currently going through a transitional time. Due to some issues in his home that I am not going to talk about, our youth pastor had to be let go, so Aaron and I are now also taking care of the teens. This has added a lot more to our plate. Aaron is now driving the van routes. We are teaching the teen Sunday School class. Also, we have moved the Wed. night teen club to Thursday nights, so that we can teach that. It is also a time of recovery for our youth group and our church. With the Lord's help, we are pulling through. Our church is a little more than an hour away from PCC. Aaron went this week and interviewed an intern. More than likely, we will have a PCC intern start this Sunday!! He will then be helping us with the van routes and the youth. We are looking forward to the help.

7 comments:

liz said...

Good to hear from you again and Happy Birthday !

Pilar said...

So sorry to hear about the youth pastor and hope it won´t hurt the church and teens to much. I am sure it has been hard on you guys and everyone.

We were in a couple of churches around PCC that had students as interns and all the pastor talk very well about it. I am sure it would work out great. And it is so good that they could start so soon too.

Good to hear from you.

The Sommer Family said...

Glad you're back, Rachel! Happy Birthday to everybody! Praying the the Lord gives you the strength you need :)

Anna Ruwersma said...

We are praying for you. It sounds like things are a little busy at the moment. Thanks for keeping us updated....

Becky said...

So good to hear how everyone is doing. Been praying and so glad things are going well, despite the youth pastor. As in all things the Lord has a plan.

Becky said...

Oh, I forgot, Happy Birthday to Aaron and Justus!!! And a birthday ((hug)) to you Rachel from me.

Shane and Kristy Davis said...

Praying for you!
Happy Birthday to you all:)