Tuesday, June 23, 2009

We've Been FLIPPED!

5 of the most amazing days have just came to an end...I have been to more church camps, conferences, Disciple Now weekends, Youth Rallies, and Chili Suppers than most church goers in my life...but, this one was different. No, it REALLY was different! Student Life camp this year was a heart piercing event like no other. We were F-L-I-P-P-E-D! The theme, "Flip", was true to its meaning - lives were flipped upside down by Jesus. I watched our students transform from just being "good kids" to good kids seeking the heart of God, and worshipping Him with their lives. It was intense, emotional, draining, exciting, joyful, heart wrenching, soul searching - and my heart was overflowing through the whole experience!

We are incredibly blessed to have a youth group that is awesome, and God united us in a mighty way the past several days - we truly became a family! I miss "our kids" already! I am so thankful that I have the opportunity to serve Mt. Vernon by Bradley's side and be apart of this youth ministry!

"Lord - live through us so that others may see Your glory in us"...FLIP! Thank you, Lord!


  1. When I asked God for a Youth Minister, I prayed for a man who was:
    1) Stable in his job.
    2) Responsible in his marriage.
    3) Spiritual in his Worship.
    4) He must Love Children.
    5) Be a workaholic ....

    Thank you God!

  2. Did I forget.
    6) Wife that works so hard she makes him look good.

  3. I am so proud of the direction Brad and Hayley are taking our Youth. I can already see Youth that were so bashful I can't recall hearing them speak. I'm looking forward to when they will look forward to a time for Testimony. When Parents read this they should be so grateful for who God has sent us.

  4. Thanks so much Terry! We are absolutely where God has called us to be in this season of our lives, and are amazed that God uses us for His service!

    Love you!

  5. my daughter Allison had the most amazing time in Gatlinburg, she has talked endless about the trip, the music, the entire youth group and of course Brad and Haley. I would like to take the time say thank you and say we are so blessed to have both of you at our church!!!! love Angie Colvin

  6. Allison Paige =)June 25, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    Mrs. Haley that trip was the best trip I have EVER been on! Even better than my dolphin experience!! lol =) It truly FLIPPED my life around and I'm so so thankful for you & Brad =) Yal are now my second family! I love yal & our youth so much & I honestly believe God worked miracles this past week. Thank you so much for your many many prayers. I know it's because of the two of you my grannie & pawpaw are still live & well =) Thanks so much for everything!
    I love you =)