Lake Valley Stories (Page 2)

Lake Valley Stories (Page 2)

Men of the Ouachitas (MOO)

Men of the Ouachitas, also known as MOO, is a vital ministry to the men of Lake Valley. Over the past few years, we have shared the retreat process with several churches who are now hosting and leading their own retreats. Men of the Ouachitas remains the name of our Lake Valley retreat ministry. Our effort to reach men in other churches has transformed into For King and…

J.A.M. (Jesus and Me)

Kids need love…Kids need friends… Kids need adults to invest in them…Kids need pizza… Kids need play…Kids need Jesus! J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) was designed by parents for kids in K-5th grades. During each J.A.M. session, leaders strive to meet each of the needs listed above for every child present. We worship, pray, and eat. We learn, play…

Women of the Ouachitas (WOO)

Women of the Ouachitas (WOO) Over the last several years, we have seen the impact and transformation in the lives of literally hundreds of men who have attended a Men of the Ouachitas (MOO) retreat. After many months of prayer, planning, and preparation, Women of the Ouachitas (WOO) was launched with a pilot group of four women in March of 2018. Under the direction and…

Women’s Bible Study

Wednesday Morning Bible Study for Women God’s word is powerful. His word tells us that we are valued and loved all of the time. His word tells us that we have a purpose for being here and that He empowers us to do His will. His word encourages us to work together to share His message and His love, to build up one another, to support one another and to fellowship…

Serving & Building Relationships

Sometime in the fall of 2018, Mike Fischer approached me with a proposal. He said, “I’ve got five to seven big trees on my property that need to be split for firewood. I’d like to donate all of it to Tucker Lodge. Let’s get a group together to knock it out on a Saturday.” My thought was, “How can we can make this day about more than splitting wood?” With the help of…

Team Hall

Have you ever been picked first for a team? Whether it was for a pick-up basketball game or a class project, isn’t it just the best feeling to be chosen? You are publicly affirmed. You are wanted. You are seen as someone with a useful skill. As children, it is so important for us to have the experience of being chosen, valued, loved, accepted and affirmed. This serves as…

Letter from Morgan

Lake Valley, For the last few years, I have shared with you a written reflection of both the most recent year and the year to come. It seems as if I just completed my thoughts for the year 2017, and now 2019 has already knocked on the door. As with most years, 2018 had many encouraging moments and also its share of hardships. During the year, we walked with Dru and Jo…

Discovery

Discovery is a four-week experience for those interested in learning more about Lake Valley, or those who are considering becoming members of our family of families. During the four weeks, each person learns Lake Valley’s story, our beliefs and distinctives, and then shares their own story. In 2018, thirty-five people participated in Discovery and twenty-six of those…

My Best For You

Middle Schoolers. Preteens. Tweenagers. These words are used to describe kids who are stuck in the stage between being considered a child and actually being a teenager. No matter what you use to refer to them, they are still kids facing many changes, physically, mentally, and socially. Society constantly bombards them with demands, ideas, and values that are contrary to…

Advent Week Four: PEACE – Sametta Lindsay

ADVENT WEEK 4: PEACE – Sametta Lindsay Tell us about your family? Good morning Lake Valley. My name is Sametta Lindsay and I live in Benton. I am the proud mother of three grown children, John and Nick, both civil engineers, and Tina, a registered nurse. I am also “Nana” to seven…