I'm sitting here in my hotel in Lancaster, Ca listening to the livestreaming of the commencement ceremonies at WCBC. I love to hear Pastor Chappel preach (he's throwing it down right now!). We came down to see son #2 and to drive his car back while he is away this summer. He will be flying to NJ to do the Jewish Ministries, he is a group leader this summer. He as well as the other boys need your prayers, it is a difficult ministry. Also, #2 will be a senior next year, WOOHOO! He also won a $500 scholarship towards his bill for next year, what a blessing!
Last night as we were sitting in the Baccalaureate service, listening to a great message, surrounded by over a thousand young people who have chosen for one reason or another to be a part of this school, I realized how blessed we are. Now I know we have been blessed to have such a spirit filled school to send our boys too, but this time I REALLY realized how blessed we are!
We have been blessed to have a christian college that has worked along side us in instilling a love for our Savior, an unwavering faith in God and a passion to get the Gospel out to the world. Our boys have been challenged in their faith in many different ways. Through finances, dealing with people who say they are like them (but in reality are not), having secular jobs (learning how to deal with the unsaved/ungodly in a caring, compassionate, still standing up for their faith kind of way) and dealing with their own flesh. They have learned how to take their parents faith and have made it their faith. That is the greatest thing to watch your children do. Watching them grow in THEIR faith, watching them become adults who love their Savior with all that they are, this is what it's all about. This is our soul purpose as parents and to be able to send them to a college where it can and is encouraged to continue blesses us greatly.
We are getting ready to pick up Brett and take him shopping to get him some of the things he needs and to just spoil him some. No matter how old they get, they will always be my boys! and my girls! :)