Category Archives: Rec. Center
This weekend is the big annual Woolly Worm Festival here in Beattyville. The town will be filled with all kinds of food and craft booths as well as tons of other things to spend your money on. In the middle of all the madness, we will have a booth for the Lee County Recreational Center. At our booth we will have pizza, sodas, ice cream, and much more. The best part is that compared to a lot of the other Festival foods ours will be not only among the best tasting, but also probably the best value. Our booth not only is a great fundraiser in general for the Lee County Recreational Center, but due to the festival we don’t get a lot of traffic through the Rec Center. So the booth helps make up for a lot of needed income that would be lost otherwise this weekend. So if you are in Beattyville, KY this weekend for the big Woolly Worm Festival stop by the Lee County Recreational Center booth, get some great food and support a great ministry!
Here at the Rec Center it’s almost time for our first all night teen lock-in of the school year. On October 31st we are expecting between 150 to 250 teens to come out from 10pm that night until 6 am the next morning for a fun filled night of bowling, games, prizes, food, and most importantly a Gospel presentation. Normally, I would post about this event the week of and ask you to be praying, but this time I am hitting you up for prayer and consideration much earlier. Our lock-ins are by far our largest teen outreaches that we have. Unfortunately, with each lock-in it is getting harder and harder to find volunteers to help chaperone all night through. Without these volunteers it’s hard to put on this outreach. We need solid adults who care for our students to help us with this large of a project. So, I am asking you to begin praying right now that God will provide plenty of quality help for this lock-in. Also, begin praying if you might be able to come donate the whole night or half of the night to help reach our local students. God is going to do something great through this outreach and we hope and pray you will be a part of it!
In the fall of 2005, I moved into my “first” house here in Beattyville, KY. During the first couple of weeks of being in that home, I went through all the things you do when you move somewhere. I set up all the various utilities like water, electric, tv, and even phone. When the phone company came out to set up my landline service, I inquired of them about when I would be able to get high speed internet at my house. The service technicians told me that I would surely have it with in the next two years. Well, 2007 came and went and I didn’t have it and even 9 years later I found myself still lusting after the high speed internet that family and friends in other places were able to get. All that changed on Tuesday as I finally entered into the high speed world!
I am now finding it hard to believe that I can actually watch videos online and don’t have to worry about using up all the bandwidth I have for the month in a couple of days. I sometimes feel like I need to pinch myself to make sure it’s not a dream or a big joke someone is playing on me. Not only that things I would do for the Rec Center website or for the mission easier to do, but I have even more possibilities of what I can do. For the past several years, I’ve wondered about taking some online classes to further my education for both help in ministry and also personal growth. Due to bad connections and over all unreliability I’ve not looked too hard into my options. Now, that’s something I hope to change and get working on in the near future.
In the next few months AT&T is going to be continuing to work in our area spreading high speed internet around our community. While I am so glad and excited to have it at my house finally it has not yet reached the Lee County Recreational Center. Please pray that it will get there soon. One of the ways that we hope to help the financial situation out at the Rec Center is offering wifi and becoming an internet cafe. With so many rock climbers and hikers in our area, as well as members of our community in general, needing internet access I have no doubt that this would be a huge draw and financial boost for us. So please please pray that this will happen soon!
In the mean time, I may be taking more of my computer work home with me, but the ease that I can do it with is still amazing me!
For the past couple of weeks here in Beattyville we have been getting lots and lots of rain. One of the effects of all the rain, other than the hayfield that is my yard, has been the rescheduling of one of our last “Summer” events at the Rec Center. Last week we were supposed to have an outdoor family movie night at the Lee County Recreational Center. It was going to be a fun night for local families to come out and enjoy a family movie, for them to see all the Rec Center has to offer, and for us to build relationships with these families. Last week however the rains came down and the movie night got postponed.
This week we are are going to try one more time to have our family movie night! This Friday night at 7 pm we are praying our field will be filled with lots of local families and that the weather will cooperate for a fun night for all. If you are in the area we would love to have you join us!
With the start of our fall bowling leagues at the Rec Center also comes the start of our After School Youth Bowling League outreach! This is a great outreach that we do where students K through 12 can come out each Monday, bowl two games of bowling, receive instruction, pizza, and a drink. We are able to take buses and pick the students up at their schools and bring them out. The parents can either pick the students up at the Rec Center or to one of three drop off points. Over the past few years we have had lots of students participate in this program. Much of the outreach portion has been through relational evangelism and had even had students accept Christ. We have also had various times where we have presented the Gospel with our students with everyone listening. This year we hope to have more times where the Gospel is shared corporately and then have solid Christian adults who are available to follow up with the students. Please join me in praying that God will begin working in the lives of the students who are going to attend this outreach even now. Pray that we will have a great turn out and that many student will choose to follow Christ! Also, pray for plenty of adult volunteers to work with us with our student. Also, consider whether or not you could volunteer a mere hour and a half a week to see lives changed for Christ!