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This is our first Newsletter since the closing of The Lewis House.  Below is a link to the PDF version with live links for donations and contacts.





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But Jesus called for them saying,“Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.”

Luke 18:16-17

I just had to share this Facebook post from my lovely and talented wife Allana.  My summer of Kid’s Club ended today because I am going to the Assemblies of God National Youth Convention and Fine Arts Competition in Louisville KY next week.  It has been a blessing to have been permitted to share the Love of God with these kids!

PRAISE THE LORD! In the past 8 wks of the Kids Club lunch program that has been running Monday through Friday at The Lewis House – we have served 93 different children!!! 75 of those children have come more than one time, many of them 10 times or more. We are so excited about the 40 children that we see weekly (usually multiple times through the week). It has been so wonderful forming relationships not just with these 40 children, but their parents as well. A big big thank you to our volunteers who come out weekly to pour into the lives of these children. If you are interested in being a regular volunteer at The Lewis House – please let me know ♥

We look forward with great anticipation to our next season of ministry here in the Five Points Community of Toledo.  As Allana said if you would like to volunteer on a regular basis, just for events or live out of the area but would like to bring a visiting mission team we would love to talk with you!

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Too Early?

It may be too early in the morning for me to Blog but I am going to do it anyways.  Of course that begs for the question to be asked, “Why are you up so early?”  I fear that I do not have an adequate answer.  I woke up with a bit of the sniffles.  I don’t know if I have managed to acquire another cold of if my allergies are kicking in again.  I guess we will see what happens over the next few days.  So I have been spending my morning FBing and working on my blog as well as having some quiet time with God.  l guess really it is no longer so early.  All things considered the morning has been productive so far.  It is actually a little chilly which is nice after the spell of hot weather that we have had.

We are beginning to iron out the plans for the second half of the summer and are looking to the fall also.  Allana is going to Pittsburgh in October for a Worship Leading conference.  She is very excited and a little apprehensive.  I have been invited to take a trip to Haiti later in October and I am feeling led to do it.  However it will really be stepping out in faith financially. 

The whole school thing has bogged down a little bit but I am still working on it.  It is nice that I can work on it over the internet.  There was a misunderstanding about the paperwork that I needed so I am in the process of getting everything to CBC that they need.  I am just trusting that God has it under control and that he will work it out the way that he wants and the way that is best!

Well of course having had my morning coffee and now that it is after 8 and the girls should be up soon, I am beginning to feel drowsy.  Well today is pretty much an unplanned day.  We went to church last night and most of the Lewis House will be away.  I should be able to nap, catch up on some Bible studay and just generally relax.

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I am so excited for what God has brought to myself and my family this summer.  Last week I had the privilege of sharing BLAST with a great group of leaders and junior highers at BCC.  This week Allana and the kids are having a blast at Sonquest Rainforest VBS.  The blessings have already started to rain down and the summer is barely started.

Monday we head to Toledo and The Lewis House ( .  We are ready for God to do great things and are excited to spend this time with our family in Christ there.  God has been amazing as he has opened the way for us to serve Him.  At the end of July we head out for our great western sweep.  It will be an exciting time of seeing friends and family but even more Allana and I believe it will be a time of ministry.  We are looking forward to sharing our faith and taking hold of ministry opportunities that God puts in our path.  I am sure after our month at The Lewis House we will be Spiritually pumped and overflowing with joy to share both with those who don’t know Him as Lord and Savior and with our brothers and sisters in Christ!  We are ready for all the “outrageous” things God has for us! ( maybe with the help of the Holy Spirit I will be ready for all the OUTRAGEOUS things God has for us!)


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