"Seek God. Serve Others. Go into the World."
From our house to yours, we hope that you all have a very Merry Christmas! We look forward to what God has in store for the RYG in 2017 as we set our minds and focus on seeking after God deeper and more intimately. Please spend time in prayer that our focus and hearts can turn even more to God in the next year!
Much Love, Andrew and Joy Thompson
GENERAL RYG NEWS
THANK YOU to everyone who went Christmas caroling on Sunday. You may never understand the impact you made on the lives of those we visited. Many have continued to thank me for bringing our group to their house to spend some time with them. Caroling may seem like a fun thing on the surface, but the deeper impact we make on the lives of those we visit... that's what it's all about. That's what sharing the Christmas spirit looks like!
Let me also extend a big THANK YOU to Team 1 for feeding everyone on Sunday night for our Breakfast with Santa. It is no small task to cook pancakes for 80+ adults and kids. THANK YOU to Joy for having a project for the kids to work on to remember this particular event. It was a great night and Santa brought a lot of smiles to the faces of our children. I am thankful that I got to be a part of this wonderful evening!
TEACHER WORKDAY PROJECT: The RYG will be collecting the following items to deliver to teachers at Lauderdale County on January 3rd. *Packs of colored and plain paper, boxes of tissue, dry-erase markers, Red/colored ink pens, chapstick, and peppermint chocolate* If you would rather donate money, we can order markers, chapstick, pens, tissue and paper in bulk. We will also take snack trays to the teacher workrooms (enough for 3 work rooms). We will need classroom items by SUNDAY for the kids service project that they will work on during class time. On January 3rd, all kids will meet at 10am to deliver classroom items/snack trays and write encouraging verses/quotes on the sidewalks to welcome our students back to school on January 4th. Let me know if you have any questions.
EXPOSURE YOUTH CAMP INFO: We will meet on Tuesday, December 27 at 1:00pm to load up and leave by 1:30pm.
RESCUE MISSION: We will be serving lunch to the homeless community at the Downtown Rescue Mission on Saturday, December 31. We will leave at 9:15am for this opportunity to serve! Please sign up online if you plan to help. We encourage families to serve together!