Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Sunday

What a wonderful day of praising God's name. I sang in the choir this morning. It went ok but I will say that the rest of the day I had my kankles (they are no longer ankles) up in the air. The kids were very cute all dressed up and the church was smelling of all the flowers. But lets not forget the reason for Easter. It is not because of family or candy or great meals. That God sent his son to die on a cross for all of are sins and that we can say he has risen from the dead. So yes Jesus has Risen! It is amazing to know that because of him all things are possible. I hope your Easter was a restful and peaceful as mine.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Start with the News from the family

So where to start.....
I hope that everyone will enjoy the following our family on our Adventures. First, Jared and me have been married almost 6 years and it went by so fast. We are each others better half.

Kenten is going to be 6 in September and lost 2 teeth. I homeschool him and he is great at math and loves singing. He has so much love and care for animals and plants it is his gift.

Alison is going to be 4 in July and she is a girly girly, she always has her purse and lip gloss on hand. She loves to hop every where and dance. Yes even in public! She is going to a free 6 week preschool and is loving all the kids. I enjoy the excitement that she has when she comes home. I have never heard someone talk so much as Alison.

Nicholas is just 2 and gets in to everything. He can not talk much but knows what he waits. Oh and he loves to take off his diaper. I guess that is in the right step to potty training him. But  he is all boy and you can not keep him away from water.

Will now I am pregnant and due any day and hope to go soon. We know we are having a girl so it is very exciting. We are very blessed with all are needs being there for us. It is amazing how everything is working out for us.

Up coming events in the Werkema house:

  • I am singing for Easter at church!!! Exciting but scary
  • Jared's Birthday is on Thursday April 28.
  • Zach my brother is getting married and Kenten is in it as a ring bearer. That is in September.
  • We are presenting a video to Church about Victory and our Mission statement also putting information on pledging in mail boxes at church. (would love for you to pray for us)

Update with the family

Dear Family and Friends,
We are looking to go into the missionary field as part of Victory Ministries of Alaska. We would be located at Victory Bible camp. Victory is in Sutton, Alaska, about 3 hours northeast of Anchorage. Jared would work in the auto shop and help with any maintenance needs. We feel a strong calling to serve the Lord here with our children. To be disciples of Christ, serving those at camp and in the community.
Victory Ministry is a non profit organization that relies solely on finical gifts. Therefore no staff member gets paid by Victory Ministry. This is a full time Missionary position we have chosen. This was decided through much prayer and scripture seeking. We will be sad to leave family and friends but there is a great need for help at Victory.
Existing with the sole purpose of bringing glory to God, the goal of Victory Bible Camps is to enable each camper to draw one step closer to Jesus while attending a week of camp. Victory offers a well rounded experience for young kids all the way up to adults. There is activities such as hiking, boating, horseback riding, glacier climbing, canoeing all the way to face painting, crafts, archery, riflery, activities on the water front toys and equipment and swimming. There is also daily praise and worship with chapel speakers and fascinating bible studies for a perfect blend of unforgettable camp memories and spiritual growth. The camp operates all year round, so we will be very busy all year. We will be at Victory for a indefinite amount of time.
Victory Bible Camp relies on the willingness of volunteers to donate their time, and the financial support by donors. Please contact us with any questions. 

No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead he puts it on its stand, so that those who came in may see the light. Luke 11:33

This is up in Alaska last year.

So I apologize  if you did not get your letter yet. It maybe because I do not have your address. So I hope you can still enjoy the information and ability to follow what we are up to with the use of the blog.