Friday, August 29, 2008

"Ready to Share with Others"- Eastmont Acteens

This week we went to Eastmont Baptist and made Footprints bags with their Acteens group. We had a great time with this wonderful group of young women! I looked at each of those girls and thought to myself, wow, what amazing potential these girls have to impact the world around them! Each girl was so full of joy and excitement. You could see the Lord in each of their lives. My prayer is that each one of them will seek HIM in all that they do so "that they may experience true life" We made 40 bags so 40 families will hear of the love of Christ through the work of these sweet girls! Thank you so much for serving in this ministry! We look forward to hearing about the incredible things the Lord is going to do through your Acteens group! The verse below reminded me of this awesome Acteens group!

"They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life."
1 Timothy 6:17-19

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday Brooke!

Today is our first Footprints' baby Brooke's 1st birthday! Happy Birthday Brooke! Brooke was born at 2lbs and 3oz. She stayed in the NICU in Montgomery for 9 weeks. She is now a healthy baby girl! It has been amazing to see the miracles the Lord has done in precious Brooke! The Waters family has been great supporters of Footprints! Thank you to the Waters family for allowing Footprints to be a part of Brooke's life! We love watching Brooke grow! Happy 1st Birthday Brooke! We Love You!

"Let them praise the Lord for his great love and for the wonderful things he has done for them." Psalm 107:8

How Cute!

Brooke in the NICU

The 1st time I met Brooke!

Brooke in her Footprints shirt

Look how much she's grown!

Our sweet Brooke at the golf tournament!

The Waters family at the golf tournament

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Our Volunteers-"Too Wonderful for Words!"

We had an amazing group of volunteers that helped with our 1st Footprints in the Fairways golf tournament! We also had a very special committee that met weekly to get the tournament organized! Organizing a golf tournament can be a big task. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and dedication to the Footprints Ministry!

"Thank God for this gift, too wonderful for words!"
2 Corinthians 9:15

Golf Tournament Committee:

Amy Adams, Jessica Azar, Robyn Bernier, Laura Barrow, Adam Bishop, Hunter Brendle, Jeremy Dickey, Alicia Foxworth, Brandon Foxworth, TJ Garrigan, Ashley Laye, Kadra Parkman and Glenn Wilson

Golf Tournament Volunteers:

Amy Adams, Jessica Azar, Robyn Bernier, Laura Barrow, Pam Bierlair, Adam Bishop, Jon and Beth Bowman, Courtney Branch, Gail Brendle, Hunter Brendle, Nikki Brouilette, Beth Caldwell, Gail Caldwell, Lindsey Carroll, Pam Carroll, Gina Clifford, Matt and Nicole Collier, Sharon Cook, Christy Cronier, Jeremy and Lindsey Dickey, Rhonda Dickinson, Alicia Foxworth, Brandon Foxworth, Mandy Franks, TJ Garrigan, Stacy Greene, Kelli Griffin, Jane Hataway(photographer), Renae Hill, Rachele Landers (photographer), Gabe Langford, Ashley Laye, Nick Letlow, Suzanne Mathison, Ellen McBee, Sherry Melton, Cameron Morgan, Kadra Parkman, Jeff and Stephanie Roarke, Leigh Smith, Lynn Williams, Leigh Willis, Glenn Wilson, and Whitney Wilson

Renae, Leigh and Stacy doing decorations


Lindsey and Whitney

Laura and Suzanne

Jeff and Stephanie

Christy and Sharon

Gabe and Nick cooking

The Lunch Crew

Our photographers Jane and Rachele

Jeremy and Glenn

Christy, Sharon, Robyn, Gina, Cameron, Pam and Beth

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Our Sponsors-"Too Wonderful for Words!"

Below is a list of wonderful sponsors we had for our 1st Footprints in the Fairways golf tournament! This golf tournament would not have been possible without each of these sponsors! Thank you so much for supporting Footprints! We are truly grateful for each of you!

"Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words!"
2 Corinthians 9:15

Brendle Sprinkler Company, Inc.

Tammy Brown Re/Max of Montgomery

In Honor of Riley Tuley-Jim and Jeanne Tuley

In Honor of Luke Martin and Harper & Lilly Mielke-Mike and April Reed

Colonial Bank Mortgage Division

Ashley and Clay Aaron

In Memory of Coleman Laye-Steve Hill

In Memory of our Big Brother Coleman Laye-Ron, Ashley, Anniston, Griffin and Owen Laye

In Memory of Coleman Laye-Renae Hill

Enterprise Technologies LLC

In Honor of Brooke Waters-Lovelady Construction

In Honor of Raley Parkman-Brendon and Kadra Parkman

Montgomery Pediatrics

Sasser, Sefton, Connally, Tipton & Davis, PC

In Memory of Matthew Burnham-OB/GYN Associates of Montgomery

Adams Drugs

Jay and Scarlette Tuley

Beck and Riley Tuley

United Lighting Company

United Food & Fuel/Citgo-Ben McNeil

Southern Turf & Equipment-Southern Quick Lube

Patty-Cakes International

H. Kenneth White & Associates, Inc.

Whittington & Kourti, PC Obsterics & Gynecology

Southern Comfort Mechanical Services

Howard and Lera Hill

Alfa Financial

Wachovia Mortgage-Glenn Wilson

Monday, August 11, 2008

"Too Wonderful for Words!" 2 Cor. 9:15

We had our 1st Footprints in the Fairways golf tournament this weekend. It was absolutely amazing! Just as this title says, it was too wonderful for words! There is no way I could ever put into words how incredible this event was. It was indescribable! When we started to plan this event we were hoping to have enough golfers for one team per hole. Well God out did our expectations. Also we set a goal of making $5000 on this tournament. And of course he exceeded those expectations as well allowing us to raise over $10,000! I was reading through my Bible trying to find a story that represented this golf tournament and this ministry. Below is the story I came across. Paul is writing in 2 Corinthians 9 about a ministry of giving for the believers in Jerusalem.

"Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. As the Scriptures say, “They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever.”
"For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you."

"Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God. So two good things will result from this ministry of giving—the needs of the believers in Jerusalem will be met, and they will joyfully express their thanks to God.
As a result of your ministry, they will give glory to God. For your generosity to them and to all believers will prove that you are obedient to the Good News of Christ. And they will pray for you with deep affection because of the overflowing grace God has given to you. Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words!" 1 Corinthians 9:6-15

As I read this, I thought this is what the Footprints ministry is all about. Each of you planted(gave) generously to the tournament and now we have a generous crop. You also each gave so cheerfully of your time, money and talent. I know the Lord will provide each of you everything that you need. He will not only provide all that we need, he will provide in abundance so that we have plenty to share with others. What a Gracious God we serve! It also goes on to say that when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God. Wow, that's exactly what we long for in this ministry is for these families to give thanks to God. We don't do this ministry for any recognition ourselves. We just want all thanks and glory to be given to God. And my favorite part of this chapter-"Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words!"

This golf tournament was truly a gift for God that is too wonderful for words. I could never sufficiently thank everyone for this amazing gift! We could not have had a more perfect day! The weather was gorgeous and I believe that God's glory shined through this whole day!

Over the next several posts I am going to attempt to thank all of our sponsors, donors, golfers and volunteers. So please stay tuned. Also to see more pictures the tournament please click here. Again thank you to everyone who made this event so successful! And thanks to our Gracious God!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Hey Leslie, What's Happening?

We had a wonderful time with Leslie Bailey on AM1170 Tuesday morning! Leslie has been an amazing supporter of Footprints! She also owns Silverspoon Catering and they have agreed to donate a meal to every Footprints family when their baby comes home. And it is a GOOD dinner with all the fixings! Leslie also donated gift certificates as door prizes for our golf tournament and a silent auction item in which someone will win an appearance on her radio show! This is a great auction item for anyone who loves radio or anyone with children who want to be on the radio. Thank you so much Leslie for all of your support and prayers!!!

Another HUGE thank you to Kadra Parkman for coming on the show and sharing their NICU story! The strength and faith Kadra shared was absolutely incredible! Seeing her there and listening to her, was so special! I can see the Lord working through her. He is getting ready to do something really BIG in the Parkman family! They have been supporters of Footprints since the very beginning. It's neat to see how a ministry they were so dedicated to is now reaching out to them. Our God is awesome! Please continue to pray for the Parkman family. To follow sweet Raley's story please click here.

And thank you to my husband, Glenn! He has been doing an incredible job of planning our 1st Footprints in the Fairways golf tournament! I would have never been able to plan this without him! We now have 135 golfers and many, many sponsors! I'm so grateful for the Lord blessing me with a husband who is so supportive of this ministry!

And lastly, thank you to Hunter Brendle who was our one phone call! Hunter always knows how to make us laugh!

"I will give repeated thanks to the Lord, praising him to everyone."
Psalm 109:30

Glenn and Kadra

Kadra and Leslie

They are professionals!

Thank you Glenn and Kadra!