Archive for April 2012
BY ASHLEY RHUDE
Despite the fact that I inhaled everything from cake to fried chicken over the weekend, I still found myself sitting in a booth at Cheesecake Factory after work last night with a girl that I’m just getting to know. Thankfully, the good Lord blessed me with self-discipline in the workout department and I ran both yesterday and today. (It should be known that I ran a couple extra miles purely out of guilt from my weekend of food gluttony.) I also only pounded down half of the cheesecake slice. It could have been worse, right?!
As I sat back from the table into the cushy seat with a full belly, I found myself fascinated by the similarities I began to have with this mere acquaintance. This was the first time that we’d ever sat alone to discuss life, love and the pursuit of happiness. We chatted about our upbringings, our jobs, our families, our hobbies and, of course, our incredible husbands. Though we largely had experienced two different walks of life and had very different ideals, when she shared about the longings of her heart, I instantly could feel her joys and sorrows as she described them.
It was then that it occurred to me that we are all on this highway of life together taking a road trip. There are those occasional intersections or rest stops along the way where we meet up and compare notes. You know the typical scenarios: “Well, about 40 miles back we had horrible construction and sat still for at least 2 hours” or “If you are looking for a good place to grab dinner, wait until you get to Exit 16. Great service! ” Our routes and modes of transportation may be different. But, along the way, we’ll find we have shared experiences when we meet at intersections and catch up.
It’s truly quite beautiful to know that we always have another person that’s probably happy, or sad, or hurting, laughing or crying at the same time that we are. It’s comforting to know that when our heart is broken, we can go out to coffee with a friend and share our pain. God designed us to relate to one another and support each other on our journeys.
Donald Miller, a favorite author of mine, wrote, “Every life is a story. Whether it is a story worth telling and talking about, though, is up to you. People set out with grand dreams of changing the world, falling in love, doing something amazing…What about you?”
I don’t recommend that you go out and indulge yourself in mass food consumption like I mistakenly did over the weekend. However, I fully endorse you getting out there to meet people and make time for those you already know. Make a new friend over coffee. Hear an old friend’s story over dinner. Go on a walk and talk with your siblings. Call up your parents and fill them in on your plans for the week. You never know what another person might be going through and how much it could relate to the path on which you travel.
Friends, pay close attention to those people that you find yourself stopping at the rest areas of life with because chances are good that your lives intersected for a reason.
The Tuesday Spiritual Column is entirely the opinion of this week’s writer and does not necessarily reflect the view of Northview Church as a whole.
BY JENNIFER CAVALCANTI
Who has the hottest outfit? How much neon is too much? Should I buy the TOMS or the Top-Siders to complete the look? Fashion is an area for teen girls where following the crowd is easy, especially when provocative choices are even pushed by retailers today, and several ongoing trends are not exactly modest.
Since the Mother-Daughter Mall Mayhem event hit Northview Church’s Carmel campus in March, chances are good that 101 young ladies and their mothers now look at shopping and fashion differently. These seventh- to 12th-grade girls and their mothers converged on North Beach to have a fashionable afternoon of mother-daughter bonding and retail therapy – just in time for spring break shopping.
Sometimes meaningful conversations between parents and their teens are difficult, so when the fun began with a game and photo booth, those in attendance were able to let loose and get a little silly. Mothers and daughters enjoyed lunch together, complete with questions on their placemats to ask one another to open lines of communication. Each table had a team name, and after lunch, those six to eight people joined forces at the mall on a scavenger hunt of epic fashionable proportions.
While at the mall, there were several tasks to quickly complete. Amid plenty of laughter, daughters chose outfits for their mothers and mothers chose outfits for their daughters. They found cute (but appropriate) swimwear and hunted hastily for locations in the mall shown to them by photos. The team that accomplished the most of the scavenger hunt was the winner, and that was Dream Team No. 1.
This first-time event was a smashing success, as was the fabulous speaker and special guest for the event, Brenda Sharman. Sharman is the founding national director for the international faith-based organization called Pure Fashion. She has modeled for 20 years and competed successfully in numerous pageants, including winning the title of Miss Georgia USA. She is passionate about promoting change in our culture with the “Modesty Movement.”
Sharman spoke about dressing fashionably without sacrificing modesty and stressed that it is possible to be pretty without being provocative. Sharman asked the girls a question that resonated with many in attendance. “Do you want to be considered a toy or a treasure?” A toy is disposable; something or someone to throw away when the next best thing comes along, and a treasure is of high value, to be treated with respect.
“As a mother, I enjoyed spending time with my daughter Emily, seeing the smiles on her face and building relationships with other daughters and mothers,” said Liz Jewell, the high school associate for Northview Students. “We had fun being silly together. As a staff person, it was nice to see it all come together. Mothers and daughters were able to leave with a better understanding of one another.”
Amanda Degler, Northview Students junior high associate, said she was also pleased with the event.
“Mall Mayhem was a great opportunity for mothers and daughters to spend quality time together to talk about how modesty affects how people perceive them,” she said. “We are looking forward to another mother-daughter event next year.”
The hope is that following Mall Mayhem, the girls who attended will remember some great nuggets of information to share with their friends next time they go shopping, and maybe they’ll have an extra dose of self -confidence as well.
For more information about Pure Fashion or Brenda Sharman, visit http://www.purefashion.com.
BY SHERRON FRANKLIN
EMF broadcasting Christian network radio station K-LOVE and sixstepsrecords partnered with David Crowder Band in February to help fight hunger and poverty by creating awareness and supporting local food drive efforts with Souper Bowl of Caring.
Following a live network broadcast nationwide with the partnership of local host churches, Crowder performed an evening acoustic concert where admission was a nonperishable food item. More than 10,000 people were involved in the four-day stretch of sold out shows in multiple cities across the country where over 53,000 pounds of food was given to support the cause.
Brookside Community Church was one of the churches in Indianapolis blessed through the partnership to obtain donations for its pantry from the concert – they received eight pallets of canned goods. Brookside pantry organizer and Northview Church member Tom Borek thought it befitting to share with other local churches to ensure the abundance of food reached the masses.
Borek made arrangements for the food to be delivered to Safeway United Van Lines and found volunteers to help bring food into the pantry areas. Considering his huge desire to share, there were many questions to ask Tom:
1.) How did you find volunteers?
A.) Brookside Community Church (BCC) is the recipient of donations from Midwest Food Bank once a month. Midwest handled the donations from the event and brought the donations to their warehouse and volunteers separated them. Donations were then brought to Safeway United Van Lines where they stayed a week in storage until we could coordinate volunteers to help at the BCC pantry.
Northview teens travel to BCC on Thursdays to help with an afterschool program; during this time they brought enough volunteers to help with food donations. Board member and Northview member Ed Hart owns a company that graciously allowed for transportation and storage for the BCC ministry. Without this transportation, we could not pick up food bank donations.
2. What other pantries will be receiving food that you are sharing?
A.) Edna Martin Christian Center and St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church. St. Luke just started a pantry, so this is a wonderful blessing to begin this ministry.
3. What inspired you to work with Brookside Community Church’s pantry?
A.) I was just filling a need. God calls us to serve the oppressed, the poor and those in prison. I made myself available to serve where there was a void and He changed my heart. That was three years ago and He is still molding me.
4. Who are the people receiving the food?
A.) The people of the Brookside community. We serve among 60 to 75 families each week. Distribution is on Sunday mornings after service. The requirements are to sign up for the pantry with your ID and stay for worship service. We give enough food for a family for one day. We supply them with a breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, drink and chips. We also supply personal hygiene products when we have them in stock. We have an abundance of feminine products, but we have a greater need for deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo, bath soap and toilet paper.
Brookside’s food pantry has also partnered with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and their youth/young adult programs to ensure that young ladies in the program receive a snack. The girls of the program are 13- to 19-year-olds who attend the following high schools: Arlington, Tech, Broad Ripple, and Indiana National Guard Youth Challenge Academy.
BY NANCY EDWARDS
After being treated for cancer as a child, Mark Cannon decided he would rather put the memory of the disease behind him. Yet today he is a passionate advocate for cancer fundraising and research.
The Fishers resident, who attends Northview Church’s Carmel campus, credits his tireless enthusiasm for volunteering to returning to church and opening himself up to God to discover his spiritual gifts.
Cannon grew up attending Catholic school in Evansville. He had been baptized and confirmed, however he said he never felt connected to God. He stopped attending church after completing law school and did not return to another church until he was invited by a Christian coworker.
In the beginning, he attended Northview once or twice a month until he decided to attend Alpha.
“The turning point for me in my spiritual journey was Alpha,” Cannon said. “I really began to understand what Christianity was about, and it lit a fire under me. I read the Bible and learned what faith was all about.”
His journey continued as he joined a Life Group and attended classes with Northview University. Cannon was rapidly learning all he could, but it wasn’t until he began to go through some hard personal times that he developed a deep relationship with Christ.
“During that time, I leaned on God and things started to grow in my life,” Cannon said. “I realized how closed off I was with people and God. I unlocked the spiritual side I hadn’t had before and I began to experience real relationships with other people. I read ‘The Purpose Driven Life’ and learned why I was here and what my purpose was. God led me to the American Cancer Society; it was the first volunteer experience I had that I felt connected to.”
As a volunteer with the nonprofit health organization, Cannon met with Congress to lobby for additional research for cancer in its early stages. He used personal stories of those affected by cancer to persuade the legislature. In addition, he has worked toward trying to get Indiana and its workplaces to go smoke-free.
Last year, Cannon formed a team for Relay For Life, a fundraising opportunity for the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life is a 24-hour event held one day each year; teams are formed of individuals who may walk or run for typically one or two hours per shift. The goal is to have at least one different walker or runner per team participating for the duration of the event. The event is 24 hours long because, according to Cannon, “cancer never sleeps.”
This year’s Relay For Life will be held June 30 at Holland Park in Fishers. Those who are interested in participating may contact Mark Cannon via phone at 317.514.6649 or e-mail email@example.com.
Cannon encourages those unaware of what spiritual gifts they possess to take the S.H.A.P.E. class through Northview and look outside the box for ways to use them.
“There are opportunities in and out of church,” he said. “Everyone has a passion, whether it’s working with charities, sports or secular organizations.”
The next S.H.A.P.E. class is a part of Northview University and starts on Thursday, April 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Northview’s Carmel campus. Please register at northviewchurch.us/nu. For more information, please contact Stan Killebrew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BY LATONYA JORDAN
Northview Church’s Night of Worship/Northview CD release party at Carmel’s campus on March 25 introduced the worship team’s first CD, titled “Northview Worship: You Never Let Go.” The event was phenomenal; the large crowd was energetic and enthusiastic about the music, words of encouragement, and the performance.
After thanking God for making the evening of worship and CD possible, the choir started with selections from the CD. According to Worship Pastor Matt Bays, the CD has something for everyone.
“The CD has upbeat songs to get you rocking in your seat and stomping your feet,” he said. There are songs to make you reflect on the awesome wonder of God.”
A bonus track was written by Matt titled “Reimagine” for the re.IMAGINE campaign for Northview Church.
The first song on the CD track is called “Manifesto” and gets you waving your hands in the air. The next song, “Rooftops,” lifts you to the rooftops with emotion, especially as the chorus sings the following lyrics: “Shout out your name…I am yours.”
The CD was a collaborative effort on behalf of Northview members, volunteers and staff, with over 60 vocalists and instrumentalists involved. The album is available for purchase at Capstone Café and Bookstore.
For questions or more information, please contact Matt Bays at email@example.com.
BY BRIAN SHOTTON
There is no mystery to good leadership. The qualities are defined: integrity, dedication, responsibility, magnanimity, being open to new ideas but assertive to purpose, having an understanding of one’s own self-worth and the worth of others, a zeal for life and what life offers, and humility. What is amazing, but no real surprise, is how many of these qualities are inherited by those living a Christ-centered life.
What happens when a group of Northview Church’s Adelfotes leaders from Carmel’s campus recognize that they have had the pleasure and opportunity to see these clear qualities of leadership take seed in a very special group of young men? Being true leaders themselves, they took it upon themselves to make sure the young men under their charge understood the gravity of what Christ wanted for them. They planned a God-breathed retreat to prepare and equip them to achieve their calling in a world hungry for leadership but quick to tear down and debase those who are called to be leaders.
Having been with these young men since they were in 8th grade and having witnessed their growth and maturity, leaders John Casey, Charlie Thomas, Bryan Baker and Brian Graham decided they wanted to honor their group that had taken to calling themselves “the Brotherhood” with a special weekend of ceremonies designed to galvanize their shared experiences over the last five years.
It was ambitious. It was unprecedented. It was bathed in prayer and preparation. And when it finally happened on an early spring weekend in March, it was miraculously perfect and beyond anything they could have hoped for. It was God ordained.
The group left Indianapolis on a Friday afternoon for Bradford Woods near Bloomington, Ind. The young men thought the retreat would be a free-for-all: a carefree final celebration of an Adelfotes group that had grown up together and were preparing to part ways. They couldn’t have been more wrong. Over the next three days, these men were going to be isolated and brought together tighter than ever before. They were going to be challenged by their group leaders, by their parents, and by each other. They were going to be cast into the fire and re-forged, ready for battle.
The retreat started with personal testimonies from John, Charlie, Bryan, and Brian. Not run-of-the-mill, how-I-got-saved testimonies, but down in the dirt and squalor: these-are-mistakes-I-have-made-please-don’t-repeat-them, gut-level honest testimonies. Realizing this weekend was perhaps not what they thought it was to be, the young men of the Brotherhood got serious. They voluntarily formed an accountability circle where they vigorously addressed each other’s issues. Perhaps recognizing that this would be one of the last times they would be together in one place to address long-standing problems, they “busted each other’s chops”, as Charlie put it.
Later in the early evening, the first of four planned ceremonies occurred: foot washing. John read a single scripture, and then each leader humbled themselves before their students and with respect and humility washed their students’ feet. Silently and with reverence, the young men accepted their leaders’ act.
Through the rest of the night and into a solitude hike the next morning, the young men of the Brotherhood said nothing. Instead they woke up and they walked. They walked in silence, periodically challenged with questions and whispers, until finally they spoke about the size of their God in relation to their problems dwarfed in the shadow of a giant rock face.
The retreat continued with a formal dinner prepared by Brian Graham. The parents of the young men were secreted inside the cabin to surprise their sons. The parents had been tasked with speaking for five minutes on those qualities they admire in their sons as well as creating a challenge for them to overcome. These words were shared in the blessing ceremony. Strong men broke down and with free flowing tears spoke words for the first time that they always wanted to say, but for some reason hadn’t.
Afterward, the Brotherhood was brought out and through the woods to a giant fire pit with a makeshift altar where they experienced what is called the dying moment ceremony. Each member was confronted to write down the sin getting in the way of them accomplishing their parents’ challenge. These sins were placed in a can, selected and read aloud. Once prayed over, these pieces of paper were burned, symbolizing the sin being cleansed.
On Sunday morning the last ceremony was held: an armoring ceremony. Bryan Baker had found these medallions that depicted and named the Armor of God. The leaders selected a piece of armor they felt each of their charges would need the most. These pieces were personalized and selected with experiences tied together from over five years of learning about the strengths and weaknesses of each of their students.
Each member was brought before the group and assigned a piece of armor. The relevant scripture was read, and while kneeling before the group, they were prayed over. The leaders stood up front praying on the Armor, while the Brotherhood laid hands on the member from behind, protecting his back.
The retreat was over. The men of this Adelfotes group left prepared for what was to come, having learned to be leaders from four men who were living examples of Christ-centered leadership.
For more information on Adelfotes, please contact Student Ministry Pastor Kurt Brodbeck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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BY JANICE DECARLO
Nearly five years ago, Shanna Banks joined Northview Church’s Carmel campus staff as Early Childhood/Volunteer Director.
Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Shanna graduated from Cedarville College with a major in Early Childhood Education and minors in Bible and Christian Ministry.
“I was looking for a big church for early childhood ministry and the opportunity arose when a pastor, Joe McGinnis, from my home church, Far Hills in Centerville, Ohio, accepted the Children’s Ministry Pastor position here,” she said. “He offered me the vacancy that was available for pre-school and volunteer director.
“I had student-taught while in college and with the position at Northview, I had the opportunity to oversee others teaching and I could do what I like most, writing curriculum and implementing systems working with volunteers.”
Some of those systems included creating a volunteer schedule, having clear instructions on what volunteers do and how they interact with the students, depending upon their age. In addition, she created instructions on what to do if a child doesn’t feel well, how to clean up as a result of a child getting sick, and all the while, following a learning program within each classroom.
“I am single and have no children, but I have cleaned up more bodily fluids than most parents do in a lifetime,” Shanna laughed.
When Shanna started, there were 200 kids attending Early Childhood ministry during weekend services. Today, Northview serves more than 400 children, including the nursery.
“The most challenging and biggest part of the job is recruiting and engaging volunteers,” Shanna said. “We have 400 volunteers in Early Childhood alone. Northview is a good working environment for me. It is fast-paced and challenges me, and it is never boring.”
During the re.IMAGINE renovation projects, Shanna has been painting the elementary area with volunteers. She is an expert in motivating people to help.
Adventure Week has always been a big project for the entire Children’s Ministry team.
Shanna oversees small groups and volunteer recruitment. It takes 300 volunteers just to put on the four-day experience. All of the SOWO (Serve One. Worship One.) volunteer opportunities are orchestrated by Shanna as well.
Today, Shanna’s title as Studio 6.7 Early Childhood/Volunteer Director has been renamed Northview Kids Early Childhood and Volunteer Director; she also oversees the nursery in addition to the growing numbers of children and volunteers in both areas.
“I am looking forward to what God has for me here at Northview,” she said. “These are exciting times.”
If you would like to volunteer with the Children’s Ministry, please contact Shanna at email@example.com.
BY ASHLEY RHUDE
Three weeks ago, I attended the funeral of a 66-year-old man – a husband, a mentor to many and the father of my best friend. He passed unexpectedly when an emergency surgery took a bad turn and my friend wasn’t able to get home in time to say goodbye. I’ll never forget the phone call I got from her on that day. My husband and I immediately grabbed hands and lifted her up in prayer. It was quite a surprise.
The days that followed went quickly and next thing I knew, six of my closest girlfriends and I were on our way to Ohio for the funeral. I was the driver and as the girls chatted and played some games on our four-hour car trip, I found myself zoning in and out of their conversations.
My mind drifted many places as I tried to imagine the heartache my dear friend had just been through. I must admit that I began to feel guilty for all the people I have in my life and how easy it is to take them for granted. Living several hours from both my family and my husband’s family, it can be very difficult to schedule a whole weekend for a visit. A new month starts and we realize weekends are already full so a visit gets put off until the next month. As we pulled up to the church, I began to think in my head, “Well, what if there isn’t a next time?” My friend didn’t get that opportunity with her dad.
After an entire package of tissues and quite the array of emotions, the funeral ended and the casket was carried away. Her father touched the lives of so many people in his 66 years here. Community people, congregation members, childhood friends, siblings and his own children all shared such beautiful stories of the way his faith was displayed in every area of his life. He led so many people to the Lord and loved others just as Christ commands. Though there was pain surrounding this family’s loss, there was also such rejoicing as they all know they will see him in Heaven again someday. That’s something to celebrate!
My friend continues to miss her Daddy. She’s sad that he’ll never be there to walk her down the aisle and meet her kids. She misses being able to call him after she acquires a big account at work. She longs for a great big Daddy hug again. But, even in the midst of all her pain and grieving, she’s thankful for the legacy her father left behind. His faith is her inheritance – a rich one at that. What a beautiful gift!
Nicole Nordeman sings a song titled, “Legacy.” The song is a great reminder that it dosen’t matter how many people we impress or how much we accomplish in our life. She sings, “I want to leave a legacy, how will they remember me? Did I choose to love? Did I point to you enough to make a mark on things?”
My friend’s loss reminds me just how short life is and I don’t want to waste a precious moment. Make time to get acquainted with your Father in Heaven today. Make your family and friends a priority and give your love freely. Worry not about the temporary things of this world. Our time here is brief and a gift so we must be intentional each day, friends. What kind of legacy will you leave?
The Tuesday Spiritual Column is entirely the opinion of this week’s writer and does not necessarily reflect the view of Northview Church as a whole.
BY NELLIE HARDEN
Your life is settled. You have a routine for your daily schedules, your church duties and your children’s lives. Preschool days, lunch with friends and meals with family. Why would you abandon everything to go to an unfamiliar place with unknown customs and so far from everything you have built your comfort around?
Because you are called to.
The Pongratz family is doing this right now. This couple, Scott and Erin, have been married for 11 years and have two beautiful little boys. Their story begins long ago, before they ever met.
Erin felt called by God to do mission work when she was around 16 years old, however, she wasn’t sure how this would manifest itself in her life. She majored in Missions while attending Central Bible College in Springfield, Mo. in order to further explore this realm of outreach. She also met her husband Scott in college, who had done missions work in high school in South Africa. After marriage and children Erin felt she was living the life God intended for her until one day a few years ago, she felt God tugging at her heart and saying “GO”. After hearing this message she approached Scott, told him what she heard and he cried. He too had heard the Lord speak very clearly in his quiet time to take that leap of faith and say yes to the call.
Scott and Erin knew God was calling them to South Africa but they had no idea what they were being called to do. Scott’s father, the Indiana World Mission’s secretary, put them in contact with the area director in South Africa; the Pongratz family served with the director during Scott’s high school years. After the director learned that Scott and Erin could bring technology and accounting experience to their area he knew just where to place them, as he had recently met with the National Leadership of the AG church in South Africa and learned there was a need for a missionary team that could help with the use technology in their churches and assist them with finances in order to be good stewards with what God had entrusted them.
God placed the calling within the exact timeframe Scott and Erin were needed. Their journey took about 20 months with an extreme amount of traveling to gain support from churches and individuals. Eventually funds were raised and then the family packed and said goodbye to their friends and family.
The family of four headed to South Africa in mid March, leaving the familiar for the unfamiliar and holding tight to their faith knowing this was a mission for God. The Pongratz’s will be in the country for three years before they come back to Indiana on furlough to visit churches and individuals who will be supporting and praying for them. Erin said their sons are adjusting well, feeling at home and will soon start school; an entire adventure awaits them. In the meantime the family hopes to do a little sightseeing and settle into their new home.
The Pongratz’s have a deep-rooted love for their Northview Church family in Carmel and for all of those who are supporting them on this side of the world while they are helping those over on theirs. Whether you are actually doing mission work or supporting it in any way, you are letting the Spirit guide you to becoming part of the great force that God yearns for earth. We are spreading the good news, the truth and the light.
You can visit the Pongratz’s website at www.reachingsouthafrica.org for details on their mission work and progress.
BY SHERRON FRANKLIN
A Christian retreat can be defined in the most simplest of terms as a definite time (from a few hours in length to a month) spent away from one’s normal life for the purpose of reconnecting, usually in prayer, with God.
A marriage retreat to the Committed for Life Marriage Ministry is dedicated to helping husbands and wives develop a marital oneness that glorifies the Lord by reflecting on the relationship between Jesus and the church. Committed for Life is a community of married couples who join together for the purpose of mutual edification through Bible instruction, encouragement and accountability. Every marriage goes through ups and downs. Every marriage experiences crisis and turmoil. Research continues to show that couples wait an average of six years after a problem has become a huge crisis before seeking professional help.
Senior Pastor Frank Stone of Brookside Community Church is taking married couples on a retreat from June 1 through June 3 at Pokagon State Park in Angola, Ind. Pastor Stone stated there are three good reasons for a marriage retreat:
1. “Every marriage needs retooling,” he said. “After a while it’s about keeping the marriage growing and getting stronger. We should equate it to that of a car; after you drive a car for a while it needs a tune up or oil change, and after a while we need reminders of what a good marriage looks like according the Bible.
2. “A marriage retreat is a place to evaluate your marriage; you are taken away from everyday stresses, so you get a chance to look closely at your marriage.
3. “A retreat is a place to renew your vows, which are key elements to happiness. This retreat is important to the church because we as Christians are followers of Christ and believe that a vibrant and alive Christian marriage is vital to the world and God’s Kingdom.”
Associate Pastor Howard Bellamy of Brookside and his wife, Kim, attended the marriage retreat for five years.
“The Committed for Life Marriage Retreat was the highlight of the year for my wife, Kim and me,” he said. “We were blessed to serve as the worship musicians for four years and enjoyed every bit of it. The speakers, food, fellowship, and peaceful atmosphere were over the top. Most importantly, when we returned home, we were strengthened and encouraged to continue to live out the biblical example of a Christ-centered marriage. My beloved Kim is at home with the Lord now but those memories will last a lifetime.”
For more information about the retreat, please visit: http://www.committedforlife.org/retreatandconference.php.