Vanderpool, Kathy Newsletter (Winter 2017)

Dear Family and Friends,

Praying you will have a joyous New Year!!

We are already getting lots of registrations for this summer, so the preparations for the summer are in full swing here at the office. Team members’ support letters and prayer cards are being printed and moving out as quickly as they are assigned to a team. Our Finance Dept. is geared up for keeping up with the finances for the team members. Leaders are being placed on teams so they can start raising their support. We are praying for more leaders to sign up. Staff are working on keeping the website up to date, as well as doing other daily office work that must be done to keep the ministry running. Then there are also the grounds to keep up and cars and busses to maintain.  It is a busy place.

The Mustard Seed program for this summer is “Kings and Queens” and it is time to get things ready for the program.  The Wordless book craft needs to be organized, name and table tags made, memory verses printed, and other crafts prepared. We will be ready for them to arrive.

We continue to keep up with the overseas staff communications. Soon it will be time for the Overseas Boot Camp reports to be recorded. Then we will begin ordering their literature and equipment  to get ready to start packing in May. We have just finished getting out the annual orphan sponsorship report to the donors. Almost ready is Canada’s sponsorship report so they can send out their annual reports as well. It is time to work on the country finance wires that need to go out the end of February. Working on overseas base country board minutes and registrations is another project on my To Do List. We are getting ready to send two containers to Zambia so there is paperwork to get ready to submit to the shipping company.

We have three Tabernacles to maintain. The Tabernacle that is here at the base had some damage from Hurricane Matthew. Dad and Jim were working on getting it fixed up. Dad just has the courtyard gate to repair and then we could look at getting it set up again. However, Mom is dyeing the linen and the angels need to be drawn on the linen, then embroidered, and then sewed back together. Then they will be ready to hang. There are volunteers here now helping with this project. We hope to have all the linen ready to go for the other two Tabernacles to go back up in April. One will go up in Evansville, Indiana and the other one in Shady Shores, Texas.

Mom will celebrate her 85th birthday on January 21, and Dad will be turning 90 on the 11th of February.  I remember when they were a lot younger. Where did the time go? I don’t think I am getting older. We are planning a family celebration March 4th. Hope they will be surprised.

I am so thankful that I have the privilege to serve here at Teen Missions. Thank you for your prayers and support that make it possible for me to be here.

Because of Him,

Kathy

I Timothy 1:12

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