It doesn't seem to take a long time for our calendar to fill up. July is no exception. It's full!
July is a great month for the Blakney family...
Both of our birthdays are in July - today just happens to be Lee's and mine is next weekend (and we are planning on celebrating with my family in Buras!).
The 4th of July is this month - we get to celebrate the freedom of our great country. This year, we'll be celebrating with Crossroads Church here in Lafayette. If you are in the area, this is a great, huge event to attend!! There will be games for the kids, free food and drinks, one of the largest fireworks displays in all of Lafayette, and live music - which Lee will be playing and singing with the band - something definitely worth seeing! :)
Check out www.mycrossroads.org for more information.
Then our anniversary is this month - on the 5th. We'll be celebrating 8 years of marriage!!
Also in July is the Young Minister's Institute (YMI). This is an event that has changed my life. Lee and I are helping lead it this year as well as teach classes. It is a very special event for us, and we are happy to be a part of it again.
We are hoping to have a fun night with our international students this July as well!! We're in the works of getting that on the calendar!
This whole month, we'll be having our TNL - Thursday Night Live - worship meetings at Cafe Chi Alpha - Thursdays at 8 pm. Lee will be leading worship there for these meetings.
Along with all of that, we are getting ready for the fall semester to begin. Orientations are taking place during the weeks leading up to the fall. There will be a new crop of freshmen students entering the campus in August. It's our goal to reach out to them, and to do that we must be prepared. It will take a lot of prayer, focus, and vision to make that happen. Lee's role is to empower his guys to be ready to take on this campus, and he's mentally preparing himself by praying and spending some time fasting and in solitude to know that He hears from God.
Please be in prayer with us as we continue to minister this month and enjoy celebrating our birthdays and anniversary as a family. God is so good to us. And we know that He is hearing your prayers on our behalf.