I spent several hours this past month taking photos of our outdoor team building course, DSOTO. People have to get close, support each other and work together to finish the course.
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Camp Shiloh! Every summer my parents host a “Grandma & Grandpa Camp” they call Camp Shiloh. My four nephews and my niece spend a week with my parents and me. We fish, swim, go to the beach, sing, play a mean (and long) monopoly game, and laugh and laugh and laugh.
What’s in a Creative Arts Presentation? Every time we hold orientation and training for our missionary candidates, interns, or apprentices, Carla and I are given about an hour to turn them into professional artists. Not really. We do however fill their heads with who we are, what services and materials are available to them, support raising information, newsletter do’s and don’ts, and then answer a caboodle of questions. One of the things I tell them is that we are here for them. We want to help them communicate professionally and effectively. While working on a tight or non-existent budget it’s hard, but there are ways to be cost effective and still maintain a quality. We talk about what goes in a newsletter: content and design. The most important thing to include in a newsletter is to talk about what God is doing (I know I certainly fall short on that sometimes). I also teach them design
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elements like white space, keeping proportions locked, not to use word art or clip art, etc. Carla talks about using clear sections in a newsletter, making it scannable, to including their name (believe it or not some people forget), and other basic information and ideas. I end the presentation with a crash course on photography. A few simple design and composition examples are included as well as some more do’s and don’ts with types of pictures and camera usage. Begging for them to share their future photos, videos and stories is also included at the end. One of the many things I love about my job is getting to help folks communicate more effectively, whether it’s to someone they’re ministering to on the field or those back home that are praying for them to be successful and encouraging them to persevere. www.facebook.com/shaunaruth www.facebook.com/teamexpansion www.facebook.com/emeraldhills @teamexpansion @shaunaruth77
And They’re Off! The Pathways summer interns have sca\ered the globe and arrived safely. Three to Japan, four to the Middle East, two to Peru, two to Spain, and one each to East Asia, Taiwan, and Mongolia. Each time the college students arrive at Emerald Hills for their week of training before they head out it always takes me back to my three Pathways summers to Japan, Colombia and Kosova. This summer will change them forever. Pray they will be open to the Spirit’s leading, that they’ll lean on Him when times get tough and they’re faced with challenges they’ve never faced before. Ask God to open doors, break down walls, and use them encourage the missionaries, love the broken, and bring people closer to the God of Wonders.
PRAY Unreached People Group
Tigre of Eritrea • Population: • Language: • Religion: • Evangelical:
1,322,000 Tigre Islam 1.2%
Go to www.joshuaproject.net to learn more about unreached people groups and how to pray for them and for more harvest workers to go share the love of Jesus with them.
Prayer Requests & Praises ✤
Ask God to bless the NACC (North American Christian Convention) and all those who will be a\ending! It’s just around the corner and it’s here in Louisville! If you’re coming, be sure to stop by The Wall and the Team Expansion booth. Thank God for a great week oﬀ in Florida with my parents, nephews and niece! The Hopewell House (our old home oﬃce building) ﬁnally sold (after 4 years)! Praise God. Pray for my teammate Carla Williams (and husband JC) as they head to Taiwan next month to help with our Taiwan Team’s Sports and English Camp. They need $500 more to cover the cost. Two students were baptized in Ukraine! Watch the video on Team Expansion’s Facebook page and celebrate with us. Pray they will remain faithful.
Message from the President Team Expansion people are passionate. In fact, we'ʹve identiﬁed 7 Great Passions that we all hold dear: 1) God -‐‑ He'ʹs our reason. 2) Prayer -‐‑ In fact, our org started in a prayer meeting in 1978. 3) People -‐‑ God loved people enough to send his Son for them. 4)Eﬀective Communication -‐‑ We'ʹre all about heart language, relationships, and truth. 5) Making Disciples -‐‑ This is the focus of the Great Commission. 6) Creative, strategic perseverance until the results are achieved -‐‑ Taking the Good News globally is hard work. But we don'ʹt quit. 7) Growth -‐‑ God seems so set on redeeming people from every tribe, caste and kindred. And he doesn'ʹt want just a few. Read Revelation. He wants thousands. These 7 passions ignite our hearts and our service. Thank you for undergirding the global work of Team Expansion. Doug Lucas
Financial Report GIVE ONLINE: www.teamexpansion.org/donate Enter my name on the “Missionary/Project Name” line. SEND A CHECK: Please make checks payable to “Team Expansion,” do not put my name on the memo line (just make sure my name is on the envelope) and send it to: Team Expansion ATTN: Shauna Peterson Account 4112 Old Routt Road Louisville, KY 40299 Beginning Balance Support IN: Monthly Gifts (Churches) Monthly Gifts (Individuals) Special Gifts Payments OUT Salary (Food, Gas, etc) Housing Life Insurance Health Insurance Dental Insurance Car Insurance Utilities (water/electric/gas) Postage Ministry (printing + Adobe CS6) Internet/Phone Team Share Tax/Social Security Total
$5,013.24 $1,532.15 $1,085.00 $225.00 -$650.00 -$679.60 -$15.31 -$156.37 -$36.65 -$378.50 -$92.52 -$17.00 -$41.79 -$133.30 -$100.00 -$300.00 ($2,601.04) $5,254.35
Ending Balance Current supporting churches: FCC of Lake Butler (FL), Discovery CC (FL), Southeast CC (KY), Union Chapel CC (IN)