Our friends John, Christina, and Hannah took us snowshoeing and then fed us REALLY good soup. Snowshoeing is tiring but we had a blast!
At the end of January we went with The NXT up to Generation Unleashed in Portland. We went last year too, but this year was 10 times better. Our youth got rocked, the leaders got rocked, and we all left exhausted. Pastor Russel Evans (from Planetshakers in Australia) was our speaker. The last day all of Portland turned into a Popsicle and they closed down our route back home, so we took a detour through Bend, getting to see Ky Palmer as he bravely guarded 25 pizzas till we came to pick them up.
We both started small groups and they have been going for a couple months now. Ashley's is above (some are missing, sorry if your not in the picture!) Jennifer (far right) is Ashley's co-leader. Caleb is co-leading with John Daurer and a few weeks ago they got to baptize 5 of their youth in John's bathtub. Its great to see the radical change some of our "kids" have experienced these past couple months. We love investing our life into them and watching God transform them. It blows our mind every time to see how the Holy Spirit can change lives so drastically, taking them from a life filled with death into true life.
All for now!