More than half way and we have accomplished so much. We finished canvassing by passing out the remaining invitations for Easter, around 2,500 in total. We were able to speak to several people about Living Hope and their ministry.
No major wasp attacks while cruising down the interstate today for that I am very grateful. We finished up some of yard work that we started at Calvary Baptist, but ran out of time to finish yesterday.
Now the good stuff, we met with Pastor Andy twice today. going over parts 2 & 3 growing our faith. The Morning session covered II Peter 1:5 the qualities to grow and change with MAXIMUM EFFORT (It is more dramatic when we use all caps). The magnificent 7 that we must add and grow in our lives Virtue, Knowledge, Self Control, Steadfastness, Godliness, Brotherly Love and Charity.
Part 3 our evening service covered II Peter 1:8-11 the 3 promises God gives believers to ensure that we are giving maximum effort: He will actively grow you, firmly assure you and extravagantly welcome you.
The II Peter study has been a great lesson and has encouraged us on many levels, primarily the challenge that we must put forth maximum effort or we will not change or grow in our walk with God.
The last 2 hours of the night were spent driving downtown Reno on the "Strip" looking at the lights and then going to 6 different locations looking for ice cream. Disappointedly we have now arrived with no ice cream. Somethings are just not meant to be.
Other than finishing a few "Big" projects we had a day of just hanging out playing pool and watching basketball, Sorry to all those fans of that collage in West Lafayette. We are looking forward to a great day at Lake Tahoe, the kids are asking that all the adults join them in taking a polar plunge in the lake, we will keep you posted as I am sure that there will be photos of me being put in a ambulance because of hypothermia.
We are enjoying our time here with the teens. They have a way of making you feel young and old all in the same day. They are being pushed out of their comfort zones and its exciting to watch them grow.
Matt and Stephanie
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