Dee's News November-December 2012
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|Serving Our Country In The Military|
Serving Our Country in the Military
Let’s keep these soldiers in our prayers!
Ryan James Borntreger, Afghanistan
Jason Keegan, Saudi Arabia
*To add a name to the list, please contact Dee*
|First MAP Sponsored GED Class!|
From Joe Keim:
Here is a photo of our first GED class (Sept 10, 2012). Those who joined were Elise Shrock, Miriam Keim, John Shetler, John Yoder, Marvin Schlabach, Dan Schrock, Benji Shetler and Jonas Raber.
The teachers, Al Eaton, Doug Plice and Aaron Wolfe, are donating their time to teach.
Miriam and Elsie are taking their GED so they can home school their children, while some of the boys are taking their GED so they can go to college and further their education.
|Mosie Shetler's Mission Trip to Honduras|
Mosie Shetler, along with friends, and his pastor, Dan Schmucker of the Salisbury Believers Fellowship in Spencer, NC, traveled to Honduras in late summer for a mission trip. The main goal was to begin a book ministry in Honduras. The trip was taken in September 2012.
|Rachel Raber: Annabelle's Hope and Hearts Run Ohio|
Rachel Raber participated in the 5 K Annabelle’s Hope and Hearts Run Ohio on Saturday, October 6. Her husband, Eli and her “adopted” family, Arlen and Dee Yoder and Joseph Brown, were along to offer moral support and to cheer her on in the race.
According to the website, the first Hope & Hearts Run/Walk was held in Minnesota in 2006. April and Dan Wurst and Candy and Steve McVicar founded Hope & Hearts Run and began hosting the event in honor of their daughters, Kaila and Grace, who were both stillborn due to cord issues at 38 and 33 weeks gestation respectively. Hope and Hearts is about hope for the future through education and research and supporting the hearts of families who have lost to move forward.
Balloons were released to honor the memory of Rachel and Eli’s stillborn child, Jayden Lee. It was a lovely and meaningful event.
|Baptism of Andy and Levina Hershberger|
Andy and Levina Hershberger were baptized this past summer by their pastor, Eddie Miller. The Hershbergers attend River of Life Fellowship in Shreve, Ohio. What a wonderful day for Andy and Levina!
|Activity Nights: Games, Fun, Fellowship!|
|Paintball at Splatter Park, Mt. Gilead, Ohio!|
|Wisconsin X-Amish Reunion 2012|
The 14th Annual Wisconsin X-Amish Reunion was held on Saturday, July 28, 2012, from 10:30am until 5:00pm. The event took place at the Weyauwega City Park, in Weyauwega, WI.
Guests to the reunion had a chance to swim and play baseball. A playground for the little ones was nearby. The Roman Borntreger family provided the potato salad, while others brought a dish to pass, salads, fruit salads, chips, pickles and desserts.
Everyone enjoyed the day!
|Teaching Kids To Be Thankful: Crafts From Apples 4 The Teacher|
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to teach your kids about being thankful. Here are some ideas to teach your children how to appreciate the blessings in their lives.
Giving Thanks Placemats:
The goal of this craft is to create a collage filled with drawings and pictures of all the things your children are thankful for. Cut photos from magazines, or print some photos from your computer. Older children can write captions under the photos or draw their own. Be sure to put the child’s name and the year on it. If you make this collage from two standard letter size pieces of construction paper taped side-by-side, you can take the completed collage to a copy shop when you’re done and have it laminated. It then becomes a placemat that you can use every Thanksgiving for years to come.
Thankful Paper Chain:
Another way to remind your children of their blessings is to create a paper chain. This is similar to a regular paper chain – where you cut strips of paper and connect them together as loops, but there’s one difference. You write on the strips of paper before you connect them. Write the things you are thankful for with your children. For instance, “Grandma plays games with me” or “My teacher is nice.” The fun part of this activity is to make the chain as long as possible – showing all your blessings. If you’d like to keep this up during Christmas, just use green and white paper.
This is another take on the idea above and works really well if you have several kids in the family. Get each child to trace their hand on yellow, red, or brown construction paper. Cut out the hand shapes and write (or have the child write) what they are thankful for on the hand shape. Cut a tree trunk shape out of brown construction paper. Glue it on a large piece of poster board. Let the kids add their hand shapes as leaves above the tree trunk, turning it into a beautiful fall colored tree.
This idea is similar to the others, except it’s more of a keepsake. Purchase a photo album or scrapbook kit and make a “blessings” theme. Add photos of loved ones, including stories about why they are special to you. Also, include pages of your favorite foods, favorite stories, favorite movies and all the other things that make you happy. Any time your kids feel down, you can open your blessing book to see all the reasons you have to be happy – and thankful for the blessings in your life.
Easy Thanksgiving Cookies:
|Memories of Summer 2012!|