Monday, May 12, 2008

Exciting News!

First of all, here are a few of our pictures from Austin to show how much fun we had.

This is my friend Christine and I in Austin. We have been friends since 2nd grade!!! We went out to eat one night and then watched a movie. That was fun!
This is me and my friend Jason. He's the one who got married just a week or so ago. He has been a good friend of mine for a long time. Back in the day when I was pregnant with Aaden Jason was there for me when Aaron had to travel. Jason would go to my doctors appointments with me, and even made it to 2 sonograms! He has been a great friend, and I am so happy that he has found such a wonderful sweet lady to marry. They are a wonderful couple!

I accidentally put this picture up, and now I can't get it off. This is our good friend Steph who was a bridesmaid and the bride Sarah. We all went and played pool after their wedding which was really fun.

This is me and Steph cheesin' it up for the camera. We took lots of pictures.

This is our friend Nicole and my sweet husband Aaron.

We all had a BLAST!!!!!!!!!!!!! We hardly ever get to really hang out with our old friends from College Station, so it was fun hangin' out with the whole gang.

Now for the exciting news:

I have been a part of a wonderful bible study called BSF for the past 2 years. It stands for Bible Study Fellowship, and is an amazing interdenominational bible study that comes strictly from the word of God. About a week and a half ago my group leader called me and asked me if I would be interested in becoming a leader of this amazing program. She asked me to pray about it intently, and to please let her know my decision by Sunday (this was a Thursday). They asked that this stay between me, my husband, and God. They didn't want my decision to be based on the words of friends or family. I prayed and prayed and prayed and prayed (we were in Austin at this time, but it was still on my mind and my heart the entire time). So, I decided to accept and become a part of the leadership team in this program. I will be working with the children, which I am SUPER excited about. The kids get to learn the same study that their moms and grandmothers are learning at the same time. (Did that make sense?) In the 2 hours that we have these pre-schoolers we are teaching them directly from the bible the same lessons the adult bible study is learning. What a wonderful way to study the word with your children! Sooo, I just wanted to share this new chapter in my journey with the Lord. It is such an honor just to be asked to join this leadership team, and a huge commitment, so I am looking forward to seeing what the Lord has to teach me through this program that I already love.


TexasNeals said...

that is really neat jessica. i have heard such good things about that organization. you are going to do such a great job!! :)

Amy Porter said...

You will be so great at that job!! I'm excited for you!

Bryan, Andrea, Aubrey, Pete & Buckner Silverthorne said...

awesome...It sounds like a great opportunity to serve.