Posts from June 2019

Posts from June 2019

From the Heart of a Servant

Thoughts from the following women who served at WOO3… “I was a substitute servant, the first time. After that, I never wanted to miss again! I wanted to serve in order to allow women the opportunity to experience WOO, but the bonus was that I also got to experience a lot of the weekend. And it was wonderful! Besides the benefit of being a participant during the…

Mission Trip to Africa

While in Malawi, Africa, my daughter, Roseanna, and I had the opportunity of a lifetime to meet with the family we have been sponsoring for thepast 16 years. During this timeframe, we have walked with them through periods of growth as well as hardship. Pictured are a grandmother and four of her grandchildren. Not pictured are a sister who died of Malaria at age 10, the…

Prospective Elder – Tyler Choate

My wife, Wesley, and I originally moved to Hot Springs in July of 2007 from Dallas, Texas. This was the first time I had lived outside the state of Texas. Wes grew up in Hot Springs attending Lake Valley. Her parents, Mark and Suzanne Russell, were one of the original families that founded Lake Valley twenty-six years ago. We also knew others who were members at Lake…

Prospective Elder – Chris Menzies

The Menzies family had not been to a church in almost a year when we stumbled through the doors of Lake Valley in 2006. We were a little jaded about churches and the people in them. This church seemed different than the other places we had been and it felt a little awkward to us. But, as the people in this church began to love on us and show us grace we could grow in, we…

Prospective Elder – Tom Ed Simmons

The Simmons family came to Lake Valley in early 2011. Our kids were just starting junior high and they needed a place where they could find community and a place where we could grow in our faith together as a family. I remember knowing we were in the right place when we attended our first Ash Wednesday service. I was so moved by the service itself, but looked over and saw…