Monday, May 31, 2010

Fishing @ Charles and Wilma Harris'

Teamwork always gets the job done!!!

Halsey Parks

Chris Roberts, Kylee Roberts and Danielle Garrett

Jonathan Runion

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Scenes from Jumpstart - 5/28/2010


Clay Bishop - teaching the Word

Danielle Garrett, Tasha Roberts and Jonathan Runion

Paying attention to the Word of God


As always, a great time was had by everyone at Jumpstart!!! We're so thankful to God for the blessings He has poured out on all of us!!!
(All photos courtesy of Stephanie Collett)

Monday, May 17, 2010

COGWC Teens at Prom 2010

Several of the teens from COGWC attended prom over the weekend. Just wanted to highlight them on the blog and say you all looked wonderful!!

Morgan Asher

Whitley Combs

Codi Roberts

Kendale Reed

Chris "Doodie" Frazier

Carla Deaton

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Testimony of Megan Hoskins

Many people tend to lose their faith in God when their prayers aren’t answered as quickly as they would like for them to be. I am here to tell you not to lose your faith in God, for he will help you in your time of need.

Being only 15 years old, God has already performed an outstanding miracle in my life, and I cannot thank him enough for that. He saved me from a life threatening experience, and I hope my story will inspire you not to make the same mistakes that I did.

In August of 2008 I developed an eating disorder, harming not only myself, but my family as well. By October, the disorder had taken over me and I was no longer capable of controlling my actions. It was so dangerous for me because I was only a few weeks away from death.

The doctors had lost all hope in me, and planned to send me off to a hospital until I fully recovered. My parents decided in the end not to send me off because we still had faith that God would heal me soon.

Just days after they had planned to send me away, my mom had an emotional break down. I had put my family through so much pain, and she could simply no longer take it. Luckily, that night they were having a ladies meeting at our church, and mom and I drove down there to be prayed for. While they were praying for us, it felt like a 50 pound weight had been lifted from my shoulders. I immediately knew that I was healed, and that God would take care of everything.

The following Friday I went to the doctor’s office to be weighed, as I had for months, and I was still continuing to lose weight. We couldn’t understand why my condition was getting worse, when we absolutely knew that God had healed me. Despite the numbers on the scale, we still never lost our faith, and hoped for a better outcome the following week.

When Friday came along again, I went to be weighed. This time, I had not gained weight, but I hadn’t lost any either. I had actually maintained my weight, which was a big step up from losing up to 8 pounds a week. This brought forth a new shed of hope to my family and me. As the weeks progressed, my weight finally began increasing, in large amounts too.

God had blessed me so much that I was gaining over 5 pounds a week. It was only weeks later that I had finally reached my ideal weight. I am now currently as healthy as I ever was, and I thank God each day for what he has done for me. Without him, I wouldn’t even be living right now.

For each person that reads this, I pray that if you do not know God, that you get to know him. He is simply the best person to have in your life.

-Megan H.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Scenes from the Bake Sale

Special thanks to Teresa Collatz and Stephanie Collett for all the pictures!!

Jumpstart 5/7/10 - A Look Back

You will have to turn off the music player at the bottom of the page before watching!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Teen Camp 2010 Saul to Paul

Saul was an angry man who persecuted Christians. Persecute means to treat in a cruel and mean manner.

Saul was on his way to Damascus to arrest any Christians that were in the synagogues. A synagogue is a building used by Jews for worship and teaching. Then an amazing thing happened. Saul was thinking about how he could hurt the Christians as he traveled. As he came near Damascus, a bright light suddenly shone down from heaven.
Saul fell to the ground, and a voice said, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?"
Saul answered, "Who are you, Lord?"

The voice then said, "I am Jesus whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to fight against me. Go now into Damascus and you will be told what you must do."
When Saul got up from the ground, he was blind. Others had to lead him by the hand into the city. For three days Saul was blind and did not eat or drink anything.
God told a man named Ananias in a dream that he should go see Saul. He found Saul and laid his hands on him, and Saul was able to see again. The preacher told him to arise and be baptized and wash away his sins.

Saul was sorry for the things he had been doing. He began doing the things that Jesus wanted him to do. After his conversion, Saul's name was changed to Paul, and he spent the rest of his life serving Jesus and teaching people about him. He became a missionary to people all over the world. A missionary is a person who is sent by a church to teach about Christ.
Paul, the apostle, suffered many persecutions. Instead of being the person who hurt other Christians, he became persecuted himself for Christ's sake.