Friday, April 19, 2013


Your thoughts stem from the heart.
 Then, thoughts become attitudes. 
Attitudes become actions. 
Actions shape who you become.

VALOR 2013. What a weekend! With most of us involved in some way, the annual conference was packed with stretching moments, laughter, action, and meaningful teaching moments. Once again, we saw the Lord's faithfulness as all the little details came together for the Lord's glory.

Stephen and Hannah taught the Bible verse from stage.

"A good man out of the good treasure of his heart 
brings forth good things..."

Alan and Rachel drove up for the weekend.

And we were able to get Rachel on stage for a couple songs. Oh yeah!

Elizabeth made a tent for her teaching sessions.

Susanna taught on a team.

Nathanael had a blast with his teammates! 

Matthias' team

Ruth sharing a small-group teaching session

Elizabeth's team

Stephen's team

Charissa, enjoying the preschool playtime


And fun with balloons!

Susanna's team

It was a special treat to have our grandparents join us for the weekend. Arnie's retelling of the challenges and sacrifices made during WW2 brought back many memories for them. We were thrilled to hear the stories from their childhood. We love you, Grandpa & Grandma!

[Side-note: Take time to listen and ask questions to our dear, older generation. We can learn so much from their wisdom and experiences!]

Craft time

Hannah's team

Ruth's team

To God be the glory, great things He has done!

I only wish we had a picture of Kori, 
who tirelessly captured  the entire event
with skill and a ready smile!


Joshua Bloom said...

NCHEA was so much fun to be a part of!

Charity U said...

It was another amazing year! So fun to see these pictures. And I was so close to making it on this blog...on Matthias's team, but missed the picture due to grad rec. :(

His Way Services said...

I like the WWII theme. Hope it encouraged many to stand strong for Christ and righteousness.

Thanks for all the pictures.

Rebecca K.

Amanda said...

What a great camp! I wish we could've been there! Looks like you had a good time!

Addie said...

Oh so much fun! Thank you to everyone who helped and had a part in it! To God be the glory... great things HE hath done!