10.25.2019

Family camp


We would love to share some of the highlights of 2019 Homeschool Family Camp, which is always a much anticipated event of the year for our family. A family camp, we enjoy encouraging sessions, edifying conversations, lots of time for relaxing as a family, delicious food prepared by camp staff, uplifting worship times, unlimited opportunities for physical exercise, and much more!
 
This year our theme for family camp was, "Where 
There Is No Vision the People Perish".
Throughout the morning and evening sessions, the famlies were encouraged on how to have a vision for their family, why we should have a vision, and how to pass it on to future generations. 

Like grandfather like grandson!
How many can you fit at one table?
All the baby love!

The epic game, "Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge", is a camp favorite.
Helping grandpa!
Family camp is a wonderful place to come away with your family and be refreshed! 

So many friends!!!
The "Arm Wrestling Competition" is a very real, very competitive, very loud, very animated, and very thrilling hour (or two).  
Who knew that memorizing Scripture together could be so much fun???
The Word of God has always been the foundation of Homeschool Family Camp.  Here a large group of young people spent time together doing a Bible study. 
A new feature for this year was the "Bible Challenge".
Music is a very special part of this camp!
More friends.  

We would love to see you there next year!!!!! 

"Where there is no vision, the people perish..."
Proverbs 29:18

10.09.2019

Grandpa's Homecoming

"It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him."
 Lamentations 3:22-25
This verse is so true, but after the loss of a loved one, you realize it even more. Truly, He is always faithful.
 Last week our father and grandfather, Elmer Stoltzfus, went to be with the Lord. He received his cancer diagnosis in May, but not until after his ninetieth birthday did his health make a drastic change. He had even gone to church the previous Sunday!  On Monday of last week, right after we got home from our one month fall tour, our mother flew to be with him. We are so thankful she was able to go spend the last few hours of his life with him.
Hudson with grandpa and Grandma. Grandpa read the Word of God every day up until a few days before his death.
He loved to garden!
This is our family with Grandpa and Grandma about nine years ago.

We are so thankful that Grandpa left us a godly legacy! 

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.  ~Psalm 116;15