Lake Valley Stories

Lake Valley Stories

Hope: Advent Week 3

Lighting the Advent Candle Our Advent readers today are Allen, Kristy, Holley, Drew and Lillie Coker. Tell us about your family. Our family really likes to have fun together. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. We are common people who want others to be comfortable around us. We enjoy visiting with others and swapping stories about life and laughing a whole lot. We are…

LOVE: Advent Week 2

Lighting the Advent Candle Our Advent readers today are Johnson and Rebecca Benefield. Tell us about your family? Johnson and I have shared our faith and love for each other for thirty-three years. We have three children, seven grands, and one great. Johnson’s work in sales opens the door for him to share Jesus every day. He tells me, “I may not have a sale…

HOPE: Advent Week 1

Lighting the Advent Candle Our advent readers today are Andrew and Kylie Walton. Can you tell us a little about your family? Andrew and I are college sweethearts, who met at Harding University. We have been married for four and a half years and recently welcomed our first child, Elijah. Andrew is an EMT with LifeNet and is currently in Paramedic school, and I am a…

Beautiful and Believable

Beautiful and Believable… Made to Flourish is a network formed to help pastors understand how to connect faith, work, and economics in a way that will help people live for Christ in every area of their lives. As people begin to connect their work to God’s plan for the world, they begin to flourish and to advance the common good in their own neighborhoods,…

Transform 2017

Transform 2017 This weekend, Lake Valley is hosting both First Baptist and Lake Valley students for Transform, an annual weekend retreat for middle and high school students with an emphasis on discipleship. Students have experienced fellowship and teaching in both large and small group settings throughout the event and have stayed overnight with host families throughout…

Pray More Team

Pray More Team “Please pray for our cousin to be healed from her cancer.” “Please pray for my classmate because he broke his collarbone.” “Please pray for Jesus to be in my heart this week.” “Praise God. I was sick, but feeling better now.” “Pray for my mom as she starts her new job.” These are prayer requests from our LVCC kids. Out of the mouths of babes come great…

The Call to Foster Care

Now is probably not the best time to ask me to write about the joys and wonders of fostering. I just spent the last fifteen minutes or so trying to get a two year old to understand that screaming and crying are not optimum communication styles. She is not convinced. In fact, she is quite demonstrably adamant that she has it right and I have it wrong. So, fostering can be…

Worship Leader, Cliff Preston

Cliff Preston, singer, songwriter, and worship leader, has been traveling across the country for the last fifteen years singing songs about a Savior that changed his life. Growing up a preacher’s son, the gospel was present in Cliff’s life from an early age. Following in his father’s footsteps as a minister, Cliff does his bet to allow God to use him to…

Ascent 2017-2018

In the blink of an eye, we have turned the page and started a new school year! It’s always very exciting to see new faces of 6th graders entering the student ministry. And, we always look forward to reconnecting with students who have been out during summer break. Life Caddies for the boys this year are: Josh Hermosillo (6th grade) Taylor Manatt (7th-8th grades)…

Meet Anna, our Lake Valley Missions Intern

Meet Anna, our Lake Valley Missions Intern My name is Anna and I moved to Hot Springs about a month ago in order to be a missions intern at Lake Valley. Originally, I am from DeKalb, Illinois, and have lived in the Midwest for most of my life. So, the South is a little different from what I am used to, but I am really enjoying it here! Last year, while I was still in…