Sponsors Needed for FCA Leadership Camp.

This is a repost from our ministry website http://www.andyanderin.net.  We are trying to get the word out to as many people as possible about the need for Leadership Camp sponsors and so we thought we would share this again.  Please pray and consider sponsoring a camper!!!

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UnDefeated-Logos_3_legacyIt’s that time of year again where Erin and I (Andy) are busy getting our FCA Leadership team together for next school year and also preparing them to go to this summer’s National FCA Leadership Camp a Campbellsville University. This year our camp theme is UnDefeated and come from the book of 1 Corinthians 15:57, which talks about how as believers we have complete victory in Christ. At camp student’s will be taught how to serve Christ and live undefeated lives for Him. We pray that God will use this week to train them to be bold in their faith and possibly consider future full time ministry.

We are excited this year for both camp and our new leadership team as we will be pretty much starting over from las year’s team. The class of students we have worked with on our leadership team the past few years is graduating next week. So the team we are putting together for next year will be 8th grade leaders at LCMS next year and some will be Freshman coming into our LCHS Huddle. Two students that are going went with us last year to camp and we have seen great growth in their lives at last year’s leadership camp and then through helping in their huddles this year. We are excited to see them step up into even more of a leadership role this year.

One of the biggest things with FCA Leadership Camp that we face every year is the needed funds to take our students to camp. It costs $225 per student to attend and then we have fuel and travel expenses on top of that. Currently we need to raise enough money for six students to attend camp, and another $310 for my family to go too. While the students are in their leadership training sessions, Erin and I attend classes and training sessions as well. They also have a mini-day camp for Maeven and Judah to attend so that we can participate.

Our students have been busy sending out letters to supporters to raise money for them to attend camp and so far most are doing well. We have a couple though that really need more help than what their letters are providing for them. Would you please consider helping support our students and our family as we go to FCA Leadership Camp this summer. At the moment we are are about $1,400 short of the total we need to raise for camp and travel fees. Please pray for our students and if you would like to support our Lee County FCA Leadership team to go to camp this summer please send your support to:

Lee County FCA – 160 Ratliff Ridge RD – Beattyville, KY 41311

This camp is life changing for our students and their relationship with Christ. Won’t you be part of this life change?

getting people in on a sunny day…

Today i am here working at the Lee County Recreational Center and waiting for people to come in and bowl and take advantage of all the fun activities our facility has to offer.  So far to be honest, it’s been pretty lonely.  The sun is out and shining brightly which means lots of people are out and about doing all kinds of fun activities outdoors.

So how do we draw people inside?  This is something that is on my mind today as I am pondering life’s many mysteries.  As we head into summer I know there are going to be many more beautiful summer days and we can’t afford to have an empty Rec Center.  Some of the things we have planned to deal with this issue are outdoor movie night’s, summer bowling leagues, Vacation Bible School, and various meal deals.  So, I guess the purpose of this post is what ideas do you have that we could do to compete with the beautiful weather?  Other than pray for rain that is!

much to be thankful for…

IMG_3573This morning I have much to be thankful for!  Last week I asked everyone to be praying for our Lee County Rec Center Golf Tournament Fundraiser.  Specifically that you would pray for great weather and a great turn out for this event.  I am so happy to report that our prayers were answered and we had a beautiful event with a great turn out.  Eight teams of golfers joined us and had beautiful weather all day long.  We are so thankful for the generosity of our golfers and all our sponsors that made this event such a success!

On Monday a more personal prayer request was answered.  In early April, my son Judah began having problems walking.  The longer he walked it seemed like he would sometimes limp and then his feet/ankles would give out and he would fall.  We decided to take him to his pediatrician to find out what was wrong and after some x-rays the doctor referred us to a specialist at Shriner’s Hospital in Lexington.  The x-rays showed what our pediatrician thought were curved bones in his feet and that was his concern.  On Monday, we finally had our appointment at Shriner’s and got some very good and very relieving news.  The doctor said there is an odd shape to Judah’s big toe and the toe next to it, but it’s nothing to worry about at all.  As far as the falling it cold have been a growth spurt or a twisted ankle at the time.  As of right now there is nothing to be worried about at all.  As the doctor spoke a weight was definitely lifted off of Erin and I.  We are so thankful to hear that our sweet little boy is going to be ok and thankful that we serve a great God who is always in control!

enjoying the summer weather and praying it continues…

Clip Art Illustration of a Cartoon Golf Ball on a Golf CourseThe past couple of days have been absolutely beautiful here in Southeastern Kentucky.  We have had great temperatures and sunshine and really couldn’t ask for anything better.  With the nice weather my kiddos have been enjoying being able to play outside for hours on end and my wife has been enjoying the fact that they are getting that energy out and sleeping better!  I personally have enjoyed it as the grass has finally dried out and mowing has become much easier now that wet grass isn’t clogging up the mower.

It looks as though the rest of this week is going to continue to be really nice and that’s why I am actually writing this blog post.  Please pray with me that sunshine and warm temperatures continue the rest of this week as we approach our Lee County Rec. Center Golf Tournament on Saturday.  We need great weather and a great turn out to help raise funds for the Rec Center.  A rain date is in place, but we have found out in the past that we get a better turn out when we are able to stick to the originally scheduled date.  So, please pray with me these next few days for our fundraiser!

swimming with my girl…

IMG_4147Last night I took my daughter Maeven to her swim lessons at the YMCA in Richmond, KY.  I had been with her for her very first lesson, but since that time have been unable to make it back, so I really didn’t know what to expect.  So, I was thrilled to see my little girl is a fish!  Maeven is doing great with her lessons and and was the first to volunteer for each swimming exercise and was the only one to swim to the bottom of the steps to get the ring!

The best part of going to Maeven’s lesson was that after the lesson was over they let the parents get in the pool and swim with the kids.  Maeven and i practiced all the things that she learned in her lesson and then we decided it was time to sink or swim.  I stood in the middle of the pool and Maeven swam to me all on her own from the side of the pool.  My little fish did great!  She swam right to me and after a quick breather swam back to the side all on her own.  After that she just kept swimming back and forth to me.  For a 4 year old who is just learning she is doing great.  I am definitely a proud papa of a cute little fish!