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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…

Advent Week 1 – Hope

Advent Week One – Hope: The Hardin Family Can you tell us a little about your family? Our story started as teenagers at UCA and continued on into our wedding at Garvan Gardens in the spring of 2008. We have since been married eleven years, and had our son Fletcher, who is seven, and Alice, who is five years old. Brittany is a Speech-Language Pathologist at First…

Our Adoption Story – The Halls

Nate and I always wanted to “have a family.” We were married young, at 18 and 21. We finished college early and jumped into our careers. This made us ready for a family early as well. As a couple, we desired to begin that growth through foster care. We assumed a biological child was eventually going to be a part of our family, and we were open to adoption as…

Student Ministry

We are excited to announce our new name for Wednesday Youth Service: AWE FACTOR! We want the students of Lake Valley to show the AWE of Jesus in their daily lives. The definition of awe is “a strong feeling of respect or amazement brought on by something that is beautiful or sacred.” Shouldn’t we all feel that way about Jesus with everything he has done in our lives and…

Advent Week 3 – Joy: Cody & Heather Webb

Tell us about your family. We are Cody and Heather Webb. Our daughter Harper Wheatley is due in March. We have to include our fur babies, Ellie B, a Schnauzer, and Rosie, a Labrador. Cody owns and manages TCBY/Mrs. Field’s. Heather is an Associate Advisor with Bobby Brown Private Wealth Advisors.…

Medical Mission Trip to Haiti

Medical Mission Trip to Haiti Lake Valley is sending another medical team to Haiti! In just ten days, on January 17th, a team of six people will be heading to Léogâne, Haiti, to work alongside a Haitian doctor by the name of Dr. France Carmelle. The goal of the trip is not only to provide the people in Léogâne with free medical help, but also to help build the business of…

Letter from the Elders

Lake Valley Family, It is hard to believe that 2017 has come and gone. It seems like just yesterday we were sitting down as Elders and reflecting on the year 2016. As we look back on this past year, we are reminded of some of the amazing things that God has done among us and through us. Many children in our community who were previously at risk, have found a safe place to…