Goodbye to the Austin Team

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Vision

Today was the last Sunday at HMCC of Ann Arbor for the Austin team. Most of the UT church plant members took off for Texas right after Sunday Celebration. After they shared about one thing that they were looking forward to in Austin, we prayed for them.

It was a bit sad saying bye to these guys. I realized how intertwined they were with people here in Ann Arbor. All of them were leaders in our church and they all played vital roles. They will be missed.

But as we have said many times before in our church – “our loss is someone else’s gain.” We know that the campus of University of Texas will be blessed as these guys go and share their lives and the Gospel. It will be exciting to all the great things that God will do through their lives.

“I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me” (Jn 12:24-26).

Elliot’s 8th B-Day Party

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Various

Even though Elliot’s birthday was on May 7th, we were able to celebrate together with the boys from his school as well as some of the boys from church this past Saturday. Elliot chose to have his party at a laser tag place.

It was great seeing all the kids having fun. Karissa and I were able to walk around the laser tag room and take some pictures.

One highlight for one of the kids was that he won the jackpot for one of the games. He ended up winning 999 tickets! You should have seen his face as the tickets kept on coming out – it was awesome to see.

As our children are getting older, it is encouraging to see the friendships that they are developing. It is Christina and my prayer that they will continue to have great friends where they will learn to be a blessing to one another.
 
 
 
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The birthday boy smiling after blowing out the candles
 
 
 
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The kids getting ready to charge into the field for war