Posts by lvadmin

Posts by lvadmin

Tucker Lodge Work Day

January started off with a flurry of activity around the Work Day at Tucker Lodge. Well, maybe not flurries of snow, but we did see some sleet for a few minutes mixed into the rain. However, this did NOT stop the men of Men of the Ouachitas from gathering together in force to tackle a long challenging list of projects to benefit future retreats and the lodge. The charge…

Letter from a GriefShare Participant

When Vonda Holloway shared with me several years ago about the Lord calling her to a grief ministry, I immediately knew how perfectly suited she was for that calling. However, at that time, I had no idea what was in store for my life and how incredibly important GriefShare would become to me personally. The day Marc passed away, the Holloways could not be with me right…

GriefShare

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you have lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you have never faced before. GriefShare groups help you face these…

A Thank You to Lake Valley

There has been a great deal going on in our lives over the past year; things I never foresaw ever having to deal with in my lifetime. The loss of my marriage, the security I thought I had in that relationship, and how unprepared I was to become a single mom was devastating to say the least. The necessity to become independent and feeling so ill-prepared, has caused me to…

J.A.M. (Jesus and Me)

God does not ask us to outperform, outgive, or outdo our friends and neighbors. God asks us to be faithful with what He has given us. No matter how “little” or “small” our lives may be, if we give God what we have, He will use us to accomplish big things for Him. This was a lesson point taught at JAM last fall. Don’t we all need to hear this? This particular point has…

Discovery

During the month of February, Lake Valley will host the four week experience we call Discovery. Discovery is for those who are interested in learning more about Lake Valley and possibly becoming members of our family of families. Each week, elders and their wives will lead the group in discovering Lake Valley’s core beliefs. The framework for our experience together is…

Women’s Wednesday Bible Study

For Us…Beyond Us is an appropriate heading for this article about the Lake Valley Women’s Bible study on Wednesday mornings. Before sitting down to compose this invitation, I browsed through the pictures taken in 2019. I smiled. What I saw was a community of women… Learning more about the Bible and how to live the Christian life by serving others. Women, from…

Letter from the Elders

Letter from the Elders It seems like I write this every year but I cannot believe that another year has come and gone and it is time to write the first Community Update story of the year. As I write this and reflect on 2019, I am very aware that our experiences from last year were very different. For some in the family, 2019 was a banner year that was characterized by…

2019 New Members & Home Group Leaders

New Lake Valley Members in 2019 Dianne Anderson Joe and Stacy Armstrong Chase and Rebekah Farnell Matt and Angela Giberson Rick Gorton Debra Gourley Taylor Horton Pamela Huxtable Evelyn Landrith Jami McNeely Cheri Ormsby Chris and Pamela Rossoni Noel and Robin Uzick Home Groups & Home Group Leaders in 2019 Beard – Bob and Susan Beard Benefield/Robert –…

Advent Week 4: Peace

Tell us about your family? While we are Hot Springs natives, in 2017, we left the comfort of home and moved to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Lance is in administration with the Ministry of Education, while Kali manages our holiday home here. We have just celebrated our sixth year wedding anniversary, and are incredibly grateful for the many opportunities we have been…