From now on, there will be youth service every other week, the week there is no youth, there will be bible study at either Josh's house, Chad's house, or Shyy's house. Talk to them for more info on where they are.
And the last saturday of every month, all the youth from the churches in Colorado will get together for a rally! Wooo!
I am writing this slow because I know that you can't read fast.
We don't live where we did when you left home.
Your dad read in the paper that most accidents happen within 20 miles from your home so we moved.
I won't be able to send you the address, as the last family that lived here took the house numbers when they left so that they wouldn't have to change their address.
This place is real nice. It even has a washing machine. I'm not sure if it works too well though.
Last week I put a load in, pulled the chain, and haven't seen them since.
The weather isn't too bad here., it only rained twice last week, The first time it rained for three days and the second time for four days. The coat you wanted me to send you, your Uncle Steve said it would be a little too heavy to send in the mail with the buttons on, so we cut them off and put them in the pockets. We got another bill from the funeral home.
They said if we don't make the last payment on Grandma's grave, up she comes. John locked his keys in the car yesterday. We were worried because it took him two hours to get me and Shelby out.
Your sister had a baby this morning but I haven't found out what it is yet, so I don't know if you're an aunt or an uncle. If the baby is a girl, your sister is going to name it after me, she's going to call it Mom.
Uncle Pete fell in a whiskey vat last week. Some man tried to pull him out but he fought them off and drowned. We had him cremated and he burned for three days.
Three of your friends went off a bridge in a pick-up truck. Ralph was driving. He rolled down the window and swam to safety. Your two friends were in the back. They drowned because they couldn't get the tailgate down.
There isn't much more news at this time. Nothing much has happened.
PS, I was going to send you some money but the envelope was already sealed.
Tonight was the first service of 2012. and Alot of Changes were made! and don't worry, they weren't bad... but before I go into those let me summarize what happened at youth tonight for those who missed.
Chad preached a message on Our Mind and Our Thoughts. In this sermon he talked about how our mind is the devils battle field, and we can't allow our thoughts to dictate our lives and what we do. He ended with the FACT that God can give you victory over your mind and your thoughts, and peace along with it. At the end almost everyone went down to the altar to pray for victory over their thoughts.
After the altar call, everyone went back to their seats to hear all of the announcements... 1.) Chris Ritchie and Shyy are going to be youth leaders! 2.) Starting next week, we are only going to have two youth services a month... the other two weeks there will be bible study. It will be on an every other week basis... One week we will have youth, the next week we will have bible study, youth, bible study, etc. The bible studies will be held at three different places. Chad and Marie's home, Josh and Alainna's home, and Shyy's home. Depending on whose house you live closer to, for your convenience. 3.) On the last youth service of every month, we are going to have what is called, until furthur notice when we come up with a better name... The Gathering! This is where all of the youth groups from our pioneer churches in close proximity to our church come for a big youth service. It's kind of like a youth rally once a month!
4.)Do you remeber ever seeing the Newsletters "In Your Face" from the youth groups of the past? They were filled with stories, polls, surveys questionaires and picture? Well.... We are bringing it back!!! Next month, the first issue of the OnEightYouth "In Your Face" newsletter will be available.
5.) For everyone on the drama team, practices will be moved from Monday nights to Thursday nights.
Then we headed over to Burger King for some nice fun, food, and fellowship.
ALSO! UPCOMING EVENTS:
1.)On Friday night there is a prayer meeting at the church from 6:00-7:00... Afterwards, we will all head over to the World Arena for the CC Hockey game. It's $9 at the door. But, you have to find your own ride there.
2.)On Saturday night after youth we will be playing soccer, so bring some shorts and running shoes so you don't mess up your nice clothes.