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Weeky E-News

The Hills are Alive

CCC Oak Ridge

Hey, everyone!

"The hiiiiiiiiiiillllllllllssss are alive! With the sound of muuuuuusic!!!…."

Well, actually I haven't heard any yet but I expect to soon 'cause I'm right down the road from where Maria Kutschera almost became a nun before Cap'n Vonn Trapp stole her heart! And where I'm sitting right now is totally surrounded by snowy Alps! When I flew over them yesterday morning, I thought, "How on earth did those Vonn Trapp kids walk across these mountains?! It didn't seem like they were dressed warm enough for that!!" 

I looked it up. Turns out they took a train. They changed that part for the movie! Whew! Good to know!

I've been worried about those frozen little toes for years! 

Speaking of "a few of my favorite things"…

I'm here in Austria, encouraging a bunch of folks who work with YL Military, which is a branch of Young Life that reaches out to high school and middle school kids, living on US bases around the world who have parents in the Army, Navy, or Air Force, and who lots of times are serving our country someplace other than where their kids are living. Wow! These are special kids with loads of needs! And I'm here with the super awesome folks who are tirelessly reaching out to them, working with simple devotion to Jesus in a world of complex challenges! 

It is soooo easy to encourage them! 

Just to tell them that their work is amazing…

and that Hebrews 6:10 says that even if it seems at times that no one knows, understands, or cares about what they do, God will never forget it…

and that Paul promises that they will "reap a harvest if they don't quit"…

My job is so easy here! Sometimes I feel that often amazing folks who are giving all they have to serve our Lord, are so starved for encouragement, you could burp and they would think it was helpful! They're just so thankful that someone would come here to say, "You're not forgotten and you rock!"

Whenever I get to do cool stuff like this, I thank God soooooo much that I have a church family that cares about what God is doing in the world! And helps me go share with folks who need a boost and a pat on the back and an encouraging word! And when I talk about you with them…

and I tell them about a church family that is so sweet…

and giving…

and caring…

and loving…

and "out-reach-y"…

and helpful to each other…

and "praise-filled"…

Well, I've only been gone a few days and I miss you all so much just from sharing with folks about my life, about my friends, about my spiritual family… from sharing about you! 

This morning the hills are alive with the sound of my thankful heart! 

Raindrops on roses?

Whiskers on kittens?

Triple C is one of my favorite things!

Love y'all!

YODELL-EEEHHHH-HHHEEE-HHHOOOOOOO!!