Denny and I have a long history with STL. When we were youth pastors we constantly had STL events raising lots of money for missions. Lots of sub sales, lots of walkathons, offerings of all kinds. Then as district youth leaders, Southern New England's STL total went up each year. As missionaries we have been recipients of those automobiles and are so grateful. When teams come to the field we tell the students that they are riding in a STL vehicle. It is always a cool thing when they can see it with their own eyes, realizing their offerings and hard work is not in vain. We remind them without their work we would have to hail a taxi to do the work we do.
When Denny isn't preaching we attend Grace Assembly. Tonight the youth had their annual chili cook-off and dessert auction, raising money for STL. It was a blast. Crockpots came through the doors with competitors ready for battle! We voted, judges voted, then the desserts were auctioned. What a fun night!
We were so thrilled to be a part of the evening. We love being on the field but when we are in the states we love being in a setting where kids learn the gift of giving through a ministry that is far reaching. Tonight $1300 was raised, what a great night!