Saturday, April 11, 2015

Zambezi Cluster Meeting

 We recently returned from our cluster meeting at Lake Malawi.  As you can tell from the pictures, it is a very beautiful place.  All the missionaries serving in Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia gathered together for a time of renewal, teaching, encouragement, training, and fellowship.  It had been two years since we had all been together so it was fun to see everyone together again.







 Some of the rooms

 The younger kids enjoyed swimming in this little water park.

 Here are some of the younger mk's.

 Each day we heard missionaries share their testimony.

 This is the Mozambique sub-cluster.

 Herb led us in worship

 Many people got their service certificates for years they have served on the field.

 Tom Goodman came from Texas and shared God's Word with us.

 Sub-cluster reports can be quite entertaining!

 Tea time

 We had a special prayer time for each team.  


 Some enjoyed riding a camel


 A volunteer team from Hillcrest Baptist Church in Texas came to do VBS with all the mk's.  They all had a great time!

Mk's service awards 

 
Talent Show
We have quite a talented group!
 The journeygirls who hosted our talent show had the leadership team come up and lip sync a song.

 It wall all so much fun!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Zach and Megan's Wedding and Reception

Loved seeing these pictures!  Here is a link to see all the pictures of Zach and Megan's wedding and reception. Brings back such great memories!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Random Pics from our trip to the states


 Here some random pictures I took while in the states that didn't really fit in to any of my other posts.
Hope you enjoy them!
 
 We had a short layover in Abu Dhabi and they had a McDonalds so we headed there ASAP!!
It didn't even matter that it was like 5:30am!





 When we got to the states there was lots of snow!  It was beautiful as we were landing in DC.


 Zach and Hannah sliding down the hill behind his apartment.






 Kevin and Hannah enjoyed Starbucks a couple of times.

 Breakfast one day at my Moms house.  She is such a good cook!!  I love eggs benedict!

 Kevin and Zach playing the Wii.

 Justin and Zach playing with Jake at their grandparents house.


 Me and Hannah waiting outside Justin's dorm.


Justin's dorm at Liberty

 Hannah's best friend, Evie, moved back to the states last year from Zambia.  She only lived 1 1/2 hours away from Lynchburg so we(her parents and us) surprised her by meeting them for dinner and then Hannah was able to go and stay at her house for a few days.  



We are so thankful they had this time together!
It's so neat when you have a friendship with someone and it doesn't matter how long you are separated you can still pick right back up together like you were never apart.

 The Smiths leaving

 This is where Zach lives.



 Zach planning the music for the reception.



On the day we traveled to the rehearsal we stopped at Virginia Diner and met up with some of Zach and Justin's friends for lunch.  Here is Justin, Troy, Zach, Caleb, and Kevin K.  These guys traveled a very long distance to come for the wedding.  We are so thankful for mk's!


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Reception Fun!


 Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers


 
 While Zach and Megan and their families got their food all the other tables each had to perform a love song before they could get their food.  This was such a cute idea and it made the time go by faster and everyone was entertained.  The above group are people from our family.  They sang, "Stop!  In the name of Love."

 Me and my sweetie

 Father and Bride dance

 
Mother and Groom dance

 Husband and wife's first dance!  

 Zach's wedding gift to Megan was a song he wrote, played the guitar, and sang to. She was totally surprised!  It was a beautiful song which he had professionally recorded.  Megan will treasure that song forever!

 


 Lots of dancing!
I loved seeing my mom and dad dance some.  They had a good mixture of older songs and some more current songs so everyone enjoyed that.

 I love this picture because to me it depicts the whole evening....FUN!

 me and my sister, Angie

 We watched the video Zach made of when he proposed to Megan.  It was so sweet and romantic!

 mk's
It was so good to see mk's we had not seen in a long time.

 Justin, KB, and Hannah

 mk's who served in Zambia, Botswana, and Kenya


 These girls had so much fun dancing!

 It was such a joy to see old friends who we had not seen in a long time.


Zach and Megan with the Sutton Family


We went to college with Ray and Angie Sutton and were involved with CCC together.  Even though we don't get to see them often they will always be life long friends!






 The MC had all the married couples get on the dance floor.  Then he called out different years of marriage and had them sit down.  The ones left on the dance floor were the ones who had been married the longest.  There were several right at 50 years and over!  



 Justin giving a speech

 Hannah giving her speech.  Sweet thing cried all the way through it but did a great job!

 Zach and Megan listening to the speeches.





 They played a game where the mc asked a question and then they had to raise either Zach or Megan's shoe to answer.

 Zach taking off the garter.

 Looks like someone had made up their mind that they were going to get it!

 Brother and sister, Wesley and Rebekah Neeley caught the flowers and garter.

 
 cutting the cake


  

 
 There was also a candy table.
Since 3-14 was national Pi day they also had a pie table!

 They were having so much fun!

 Time to leave!  They walked out under a string of bells held by the guests.


  Thank you to all who came and helped celebrate Zach and Megan's marriage.  It was a super special day for our families!