V2H NEWS May 2011
Everyone’s Going Somewhere
BLOOMING MINISTRY This month has brought many new
As I develop this new skill and ability, I
and exciting things. One of the most
hope to share pictures and artwork that will
exciting for me personally is my foray into
not only inspire but convey God’s
photography and artwork. I have truly
workmanship around the world.
enjoyed taking pictures and painting which
I will be developing an online gallery
basically came because I was trying to find
where people may view various types of
some new ways to generate income and
find another way to minister after I am unable to do signing. My 42nd birthday is right around the
God has also been blooming many other ministries we are working with. I’ll share about the recent Africa trip, WAVE
corner and not that I am looking to stop
teams, Graduates and websites. There are
performing anytime soon, I am all the more
lots of wonderful things happening within
aware that I will not be able to do it forever.
the V2H family and lots of changes
The photography and painting has been a
coming. We are very excited about all God
fun and interesting way to segway the
is doing and I am looking forward to the
ministry. To a certain extent, both forms
future! Thanks for your continued prayers
have to do with “signs”, pictures,
expressions and more. The Lord has allowed me to be able to go to many places over the last 10 years
and I hope to travel to many, many more.
Stop to smell the flowers! I passed this rose on the way to pick the kids up from school one day. To think I almost didn’t stop to really notice!
FACES & PLACES
We were invited to perform at Brooks Days in Brooks GA early in May. We had three performances and enjoyed the dayâ€™s
activities which ranged from hairspray paint to watermelon eating!
Graduates This year we had at least three graduate from High School who have been involved with V2H in the past. Markie Love (pictured on far left) graduated with very high honors from Community Christian School. She put in more community service hours than anyone else in the history of their school second only to Max Coria, another graduate who once served with V2H.
Skye Harrison, Josh Reim, and Cherish Stephens (Salutatorian) also graduated from CCS and worked with V2H previously.
My good friend Randall traveled with
Moses and one other to Nigerian during May, staying a couple of weeks to
Zachery Kimery graduated from Grayson High School this year. Zac grew
continue work on the Bible College. They were
up with V2H for several years, performing with his two sisters on our
Bethany Team in Snellvile, GA. Zac
visit with the
was also very accomplished in swimming within the community and
students we have
The Youth Culture
supporting and deliver
pictures and letters for me.
Random Pictures A) Markie Love at her 2011 CCS Graduation. B) Buddy Smith skating at Elevate. C) Some of our newest WAVE members from Stockbridge.
In May we were also part of launching a very exciting and new website that posts all
Alcovy Concert During May we were invited back to Alcovy to share a concert with our dear friends there. It was a wonderful evening highlighting our WAVE Teams from the GA area.
things youth. A very good friend of V2H launched a website for people who are looking for articles or blogs on youth. If you need a place to frequently find important youth information check out http://theyouthculturereport.com/
George Camp 2011
History of George Camps The summer of 2002 is when “George Camps” began. The camp grew out of the outrageous sessions George used to have with students at Palmetto Bay Academy (now known as Christ Fellowship Academy) during Spiritual Emphasis Weeks. After the second year of speaking at PBA (CF), George hosted the first George Camp and the rest is history in the making.
Universe: All-Stars This yearʼs theme for George Camp is UNIVERSE ALL-STARS. Our goal for camp is to help children know how they can be lights for Jesus. As we dive into this yearʼs camp, we will explore the truth about being Godʼs Light and allowing His Light to shine through us! From the way we talk to each other to the way we serve one another, we can all be stars for Jesus! Join us for a week you wonʼt forget and Be A Star in the Universe! Then you will be innocent and without any wrong. You will be God's children without fault. But you are living with crooked and mean people all around you, among whom you shine like stars in the dark world. Philippians 2:15 15
George Camps are all about crazy, messy, wild and fun times but also about singing, praising and learning about Jesus. During George Camps, children from 3rd grade through 6th grade learn Bible verses, have meaningful lessons, and develop life-long memories that change and shape their lives forever! Check out this link for more George Camp images and video: http:// www.youtube.com/watch? v=xFE2GpN_6F0
UNIVERSE: ALL-STARS IMPORTANT INFORMATION SURVIVOR ALL-STARS MONDAY Students will play games geared around the TV show Survivor. We will provide lunch on this day. We will be “stranded” on the continent of Africa. So bring anything that has an “African” flare for points. SHARK TANK ALL-STARS TUESDAY Students will play many water activities and also be challenged to invent a new product. Bring lunch and a change of clothes. Bring anything with sharks for points. THE BIGGEST GAINER ALLSTARS WEDNESDAY Students will not only be decked out in glow-in-the dark garb but see who can actually bring in the
most weight in canned/nonperishable food items for us to donate to the local food pantry. Bring lunch and glow-in-the-dark stuff. Anything glowing or of a race theme for points.
WAYSIDE BAPTIST 7701 SW 98 Street Miami, FL 33156 Cost: $125.00/person for one week or $230/ person for both weeks.*
WIPED OUT ALL-STARS THURSDAY
July 11-15 and July 18-22
Students will play a lot of very messy, gross games that will not only be memorable but wipe them out! Bring lunch and a change of clothes. Anything Beachy or Hawaiian for points.
Hours: 9am-3pm Early or after care available at additional charge.**
THE AMAZING RACE ALL-
Going into 3rd Grade Through 6th Grade
Our week will end with a great race that will challenge their team work skills and focus their attention on God’s plan for the world. Lunch will be provided on
To Register Wayside is handling all registration here:
www.waysidemiami.com/camp Please mention that you are calling or registering for George Camp.
If you have questions please feel free to contact George at 704-472-5339 or firstname.lastname@example.org *2nd or more children less $15 per week. ** Check Wayside fees when registering.
SUMC VBS June 6-10 Honduras June 9-13 El Salvador June 14-28
Tennessee July 3-7
POssible trip back to EL Salvador to follow up on Elevate.
George Camp Miami FL July 10-24
ROCK CITY is set for DECEMBER 9-11