Christmas Party Recap… FUN!
When we planned the Christmas Party WNL into the schedule I was looking forward to it. Let me ask you a question, how many Christmas Parties do you attend…how many do you celebrate? I was talking to one guy and their family had 7! Yeah…7!
I think that is too many but we have work parties and extended family celebrations and our own family Christmas celebrations and so it just made sense for Faith Students to have one as well. We wanted it to be focused around a Family Christmas for deliberate reasons.
We see Faith Students as a big family with weird uncles, caring aunts and annoying nephews who all show God’s grace and tremendous love for all of us. We wanted the party to be filled with our personalities and His giving hope, so hopefully we did that. This is why we planned the night to have so many different things and tons of community.
Just in case your student didn’t tell you what we did here it is; we filled up Hot Cocoa Mason Jars and then went caroling around the East building and handed them out to houses we sang at, it was a ton of fun. We also sang Christmas songs together and had Grandma Josie come to read us a couple of Christmas stories while we ate candy canes. We ended the night with an ugly sweater competition - senior Bobbie Thoma being the grand prize winner with the ugliest of ugly sweaters (she was very honored)!
Lastly, we had a small gift exchange for all the students and everybody walked away with a gift, but only about 25% of them liked the gift that they received. My favorite was Isaac Stromlund trying to give away his lasagne meal to ANYONE!
All of the Alongsiders love your students and enjoy them very much. We look forward to seeing what God will do in their lives and enjoy the moments we have to pour into them His great Spirit of hope and love.
Have a Merry Christmas!
Thank you for letting me minister to your students and alongside them in reaching their friends, our community and the world for His glory.
OFF THEN WE’RE BACK
We will be off for two weeks; Dec 20th and Dec 27th. Then back on Jan 3rd with a pizza party at Steve’s Pizza from 6:33-8:30pm
We have started our preparations for our mission trip to Haiti to work alongside Dan and Holly Ravenhorst (missionaries of our church). We will be there in July of this summer, please look up their ministry and find out more about what they are doing. heartlineministries.org
Every WNL we take an offering for Moumita our FAITHstudents sponsor child in Kolkata, India. Check out what the Global Fingerprints does as a whole.