We are in Lake City

We didn’t leave Cedar Rapids until about 9:30 PM last night, so didn’t arrive here at Timber Wolf until about 7:30 AM this morning. We stopped at a gas station around 2 AM and the boys woke up while we were stopped. They did not go back to sleep until we got here. Needless to say, they took LONG naps this afternoon.

Tonight in the dining hall (luckily it was after everyone had finished eating) Nevan thought that the red lever was rather appealing and yes… he pulled it. And the fire alarm went off. That thing was LOUD. Scared him like nothin else, I guarantee he’ll never do that again.

I love bringing Brice to these meetings. He always finds someone to buddy up with. This time it’s an Area Director from Chicago. He even sat with his new friend during dinner and earlier before we got started they threw a football around outside for a bit. I love how family friendly and oriented Young Life is. And I love when other adults poor into my kids.

Our division’s VP shared some scripture with us today. He read from Judges 7:1-4 and talked about how numbers are not always effective, but that the quality of our team is more important in this ministry. I really needed to hear that and plan to spend some time reading through Judges 6 and 7 and pondering it some more. I think that instead of feeling defeated and like a failure, I need to be thankful for the team we have in Cedar Rapids and realize that God can do great things through us no matter how few we are.

Before we left yesterday we actually had three new leaders over. From now until our jump start in January I really want to focus on training the leaders we have and covering our ministry in prayer. We are planning to meet weekly from now until then as a leadership team. Please keep Cedar Rapids Young Life in your prayers.

Published by Tiffanie Lloyd

I am a detail-oriented and energetic multi-tasker traveling at the side of my best friend, and momma to eight amazing kids. God has gifted me with creativity; I'm an entrepreneur, writer, and photographer with a passion for women's health, particularity in childbirth. I own a Cafe and Community Center in Kathmandu, Nepal where I teach Parenting and Childbirth Education. I'm also a Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, and Holistic Nutritionist. Thanks for stoping by! Be sure to check out my archives, and sign up for notifications about new posts!

3 thoughts on “We are in Lake City

  1. It’s neat that you are investing in a group like Young Life. I remember there being a Young Life group in my High School. I did not know the Lord at that time, but I do remember feeling drawn to it, wanting to find out what that was all about. I wish now I would have responded.


  2. Hi Tiffanie!I’m glad to know that you arrived safe and sound!! Pulled the fire alarm?? Oh, wow!! They are loud!!Anyway, I went to your Young Life link because I really didn’t know much about this, and you know me–always looking to learn new things.I wish I had known about this when my children were growing up. What a great help this would have been for them. On the plus side, I now know where to refer troubled teens that I meet just about every day!Thanks for serving God in this way!!Beth


  3. Glad to hear you made it there safely. Funny that Nevan pulled the fire alarm. One of the kids did that in the hospital today….yeah, very loud. Hope you have a fun time!


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