Family

Family

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…

Our Adoption Story – The Wrights

Ephesians 1:5, “He chose us before the foundation of the world that we should be holy and blameless before Him. In love, He predestined us for Adoption as sons and daughters through Jesus Christ according to the purpose of His will.” I’ve learned that a big misperception of our personal adoption story, and many others like us, is that Aaron and I were unable to grow a…

Our Adoption Story – The Kilgores

Our Lake Valley family has been such a big part of our adoption story. We will forever be grateful for all the prayers and support which began years ago when we first went through the process and have carried us through today. We are also thankful for our network of friends who have adopted or fostered. When talking to our kids about sharing our story, there are very…

Grandparent’s Day

Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life. PROVERBS 16:31 We live in a disposable society where anything “new” is considered better. We, far too often, chase after the novel and discard the proven. Our entertainment and media often treats the wisdom of experience and a life well lived as outdated, old fashioned, and undesirable. As a church, we…

Introducing the Johnsons

I am a Hot Springs native and met my wife Kaley at my roommate’s wedding festivities. We have been married for ten years and have two little boys, Benson and Drake. Benson is a spark of joy and Drake is full of energy.  My degree in Religion is from Liberty University and Kaley has a degree in Business Information Systems from Henderson State University. I felt…

Back to School

This summer, Lauren Gilleran has been an asset to our LV Children’s Ministry. She has written lesson plans for Learning Center, planned events, organized a storage closet, and filled in for myself or Learning Center teachers on any given Sunday. I am so grateful for her help. She is wise beyond her years and Lake Hamilton Middle School is blessed to have her on their…

CASA

For over a year now, I have been a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA. This is something God called me to do about four years ago at an event at Lake Valley Community Church. I was deeply called to be a voice, an advocate for foster children. You see, I was in foster care as an infant and was adopted into an abusive family. However, I told God this would be too…

Family Values

Happy Easter, Lake Valley! As elders, leaders and staff, we want to welcome you and let you know that we are greatly encouraged that you have chosen to celebrate this day with us. Today marks the high point of our calendar as Christians because today we celebrate a God who cares enough to pursue us and is powerful enough to conquer the one enemy that haunts us…

Taking Care of One Another

Many years ago, I prayed that God would place me in a church with a strong women’s ministry that would spiritually feed me and challenge me. I have found that here at Lake Valley. During my years at LVCC, I have been challenged to discover my God-given talents and to learn how to use them within my church and my community for the advancement of God’s Kingdom. Being…

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…