Lake Valley Stories

Lake Valley Stories

Haiti Update

Haiti Update More than ever, Haiti’s people need your prayers. As Covid19 has made its way into this small country, people are afraid of what lies ahead. Many Haitians lack access to clean water and live in tightly packed quarters where self-isolation is physically impossible. More than half the population already lives hand-to-mouth, and staying at home or social…

A Word From Your Lake Valley Staff

What we are doing and how we are feeling… I’m working on several initiatives with nonprofits and businessmen who are scattered around the U.S. So, I was already doing a lot of “Zooming” and working with dispersed teams – now I’m doing even more of it! Last week, I taught a course, “Spiritual Disciplines of a Missionary,” for the Center for Pioneer Church…

Easter 2020: He Is Risen!

He Is Risen! “He is Risen!”. . .. . .“He is Risen Indeed!” This call and response has a long history dating back over 1000 years and over several continents. It has been a proclamation of hope through the good times and the bad. It has been shouted in times of peace and times of war, in health and in sickness, and in wealth and in poverty. Its truth is not dependent on…

The Lord Is My Shepherd

The Lord is My Shepherd, I shall not want.He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.He restores my soul.He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.Even though I walk throughthe valley of the shadow of death,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before mein the…

Elder Update

As we check in with the family, we are seeing all kinds of reactions. Some of us are rightly concerned about the physical welfare of ourselves and our families. Some of us are actually enjoying a little quiet time. Some of us are feeling overwhelmed by it all, while others are excited by the opportunities of service that are in front of us. These are all normal human…

I Love Lila Kate Memorial Fund

As many of you know, Misty and I lost our 3rd and youngest child on January 9th, 2015. Our Lila Kate was born March 31st 2010, with down syndrome, pulmonary hypertension, and a heart defect which required open heart surgery when she was just a few months old. Lila’s first two and a half years were spent never getting out of the house much. She required oxygen 24 hours a…

Revive Weekend 2020 Recap

During the weekend of February 14th-16th, the Revive retreat for Hot Springs area students was hosted here at Lake Valley. Nearly 100 students gathered for worship, teaching, small group discussions, and service projects. Worship was led by the Kasey Earl Band and large group teaching was led by Sean Mills. Ten Lake Valley families opened their homes to house and feed…

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…