Thursday, February 23, 2006

Update from Mission Possible!

We are having a great time learning about the apostle Paul at Mission Possible headquarters. There are only a few weeks left of spy training and things are getting interesting! This week our puppet agents were captured by the evil F.O.A.M. agents! We hope they can escape and bring back the secret message!
We also learned about Paul and Silas being thrown into the Philippian Jail and how God used them to reach fellow prisoners and the jailer himself for Christ! God can help us in any situation and make it glorify Him!

All double agents please raise your hands!

Agent B doing his "Elvis" impersonation! Thank you, thank you very much!

Shoop and Mary are captured by the enemy agents of F.O.A.M.!

Try cup stacking chained together (like Paul and Silas)! Of course jail would have been a lot more fun with a Stacking Tourney!

The Spy Guys!

Friday, February 10, 2006

Cindy and I skip town!

Last weekend my wife felt that I needed a break (She was right!). So we took an early Valentines Trip to a cabin owned by our friends Wade and Mary. We had a great time doing nothing all weekend! Did you read that correctly - NOTHING!! It was just what I needed. It reminded us a lot of our honeymoon at Black Butte Resort outside of Sisters, Oregon. That of course was 22 years ago! We were married in December and spent most of our time in the snow.
My apologies for the picture quality. Our good digital camera broke so we are using one donated by Cindy's folks. It is a good camera but better for portraits than scenery! The cabin is on Placid Lake outside of Seely Lake Montana.

What a great cabin! It is so beautiful inside - but we didn't take pictures inside! OOPS. It is two stories with two baths, 3 bedrooms a family room, dining room, kitchen and living room! With a gorgeous view! Posted by Picasa

A cold winter day in Montana! Posted by Picasa

We did almost get stuck here! The van only has rear wheel drive! However being stuck would not be that bad of a problem! Posted by Picasa

Icicles of death! Posted by Picasa

Can you find the bald eagle in this picture? Posted by Picasa

Here is Placid Lake. Frozen but still beautiful. This picture was taken out the living room window. Posted by Picasa

My wise and wonderful wife! "Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is worth more than precious rubies" - Proverbs 31:10 Posted by Picasa

I know these photos are not the greatest but if you look in the middle you will see one of the four eagles that were just hanging out on the side of the road! They were really large! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Week Two of Mission Possible

This week we met the enemy! The evil agents of FOAM tried to capture our new agent Shoop and learn our secrets! Fortunately Shoop escaped but was unable to retrieve the secret message! Paul also ran into trouble when an evil false prophet tried to destroy his ministry! God struck that prophet blind and Paul was able to continue to share about Jesus! Our agents are preparing themselves to share the message of Jesus too!

Agent C tells us a cool story from the life of Paul, God's sacred agent! Posted by Picasa

Shoop gets his instructions from the director! Posted by Picasa

Agent J gets down to business! Posted by Picasa

Agents use their Manuals to get the answers to life's questions! Posted by Picasa

Listening to the wrong voices is like wandering around unable to see the truth! Posted by Picasa

Watch out bad guys! Posted by Picasa

The evil director and his double agent, "Mary Christmas!" Posted by Picasa

Mission Possible Begins!

We've started yet another Kid's Church Segment! Mission Possible is our series on the life of Paul, God's Sacred Agent Man! We're using cool spy gear to decode our secret messages and get the word out about Jesus, God's Son. We are also following the adventures of Puppets in Black as they fight against the evil forces of FOAM (felonious operatives against missions!). We are having a great time! Come and join us!

Our spy guys are ready to spread the secret message! Posted by Picasa

Look at our cool decoders! (Thank you little Orphan Annie!) Posted by Picasa

Puppets In Black headquarters! Posted by Picasa

Uniforms will have to be tailored! Posted by Picasa

Ready for Mission Possible at Spy Guy headquarters! Posted by Picasa

Surrounded by agents! Posted by Picasa

Consulting the spy guy manual! Posted by Picasa