fall + winter updates!

I can’t believe it’s already been almost SIX MONTHS since I did an real update here. The year is already flying! God has been so faithful in this season and we have a lot to be grateful for.

In the past few months we have…

…been a part of running Club Hope, Mentor Hope, Event Hope, Sponsor Hope, and Family Church at Hope for Kids! Ministry keeps us pretty busy, but it’s such a privilege to be working alongside each other through everything. My favorite program right now is our Event Hope program, which brings kids from all over the city into our building for a pancake breakfast and time learning about the Bible with our volunteers. We’ve gotten awesome feedback from the kids who get to come hang out and the volunteers that are investing in their little lives. Mostly, it’s just wonderful to know that no area of the city is being left behind as our ministry to the Indian Orchard area around our building continues to grow!

…continued to spend a few days a week working in our side jobs. Cam is faithfully working in his window washing contracting job through the freezing temperatures, and I’m watching three-year-old twins. I just recently became a member with Young Living, an essential oils company, and I’ve been learning more about using oils in our home and being a distributer. That’s been super fun so far and I can’t wait to see how God will use that in our little family.

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…spent lots of time with family. Cameron’s brothers come sleep over at our house at least once a week. It’s so nice to be so close to both of our families, celebrate all the birthdays, and have strong relationships with our parents even though we’re married and moved out. I pray that I never take for granted the blessing of amazing, Godly parents!

…had our first married Thanksgiving! We spent the morning with my family and Cam was an absolute trooper through the Manchester Road Race. It was five sub-zero, windy miles but we made it! My friend Anna was in town and Emily came with us too. It was definitely memorable. Then we headed to the Curriers’ house for dinner and football. Such a good first Thanksgiving together.

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…had our team from Impact Clubs over for ICT nights. I LOVE having friends filling our home, and it’s great to continue spending time with and building into the teens that worked with us this past summer. I’ve learned that people who work alongside you in things you are passionate about can become the deepest friends, even if you’re an old married lady and they’re still in high school. I have this random memory of all working together to make pizzas in our kitchen with music playing in the living room and it’s actually one of my happiest memories of 2018.

…traveled back to the White Mountains for our one-year anniversary on December 2! The cabin we stayed in was just as cute and cozy as ever and the area is so beautiful. It was such a nice way to close out our first year of marriage and I’m already dying to go back.

…helped out with the first Hope for Kids Christmas musical! We had about 15 kids work so hard to put on a Christmas show for their parents.

…spent Christmas Eve with my family and Christmas Day with Cam’s parents. This Christmas season was so nice–last year was an absolute whirlwind with an early December wedding and this year we were really able to slow down and start our own traditions. Christmas morning, we opened presents in PJs, made cinnamon roll waffles, and watched Charlie Brown Christmas together. I’m so excited to keep making little traditions that someday our kids will look forward to with us.

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…celebrated my birthday. Still tripping over saying I’m twenty-one. Cameron made my birthday so special and my mom made me an amazing dinner the day after!

…had another getaway in February. We love taking a couple days once in awhile and heading off somewhere close-by and completely random and just hanging out, ordering pizza and watching tons of movies together, and we had a friend bless us with one of these little getaways!

…competed in my first race! I ran in a 5k fundraiser for the Springfield Rescue Mission this month. It was a super fun experience even though it was freezing and it hopefully prepared me a little more for the half marathon I want to run later this spring!

…continued to learn that when God has a plan, He will see it through to the end. Through so many different circumstances and things we have seen Him do in the past few months, God has shown Himself so faithful.

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2018 Blessings

Thanksgiving is tomorrow! Instead of doing another post of the highlights from the past two months, I thought I would sit down and write out ways the Lord has blessed us in the past year. I did this one Thanksgiving a few years back and I still look back on that list and remember how faithful God has been through every season—and it’s so fun to remember all the little things that filled up a year! So here is a list of fifty-two blessings since last Thanksgiving. 🙂

1. My husband. Cameron is the greatest gift I’ve ever been given. ❤️

2. Our wedding. On December 2 I married my best friend and it was the best day ever! I still am blown away when I think of how every little detail was so perfect and how all the people we love came around us with so much support. 👰🤵

3. the White Mountains. We honeymooned in the Franconia Notch area—I never realized New England could be that beautiful! We’re planning on going back for our anniversary this year and hope to go back every year. ⛰

4. Our first apartment. We spent December-March in the bottom floor of a very old, very cozy old house in Monson with a very grumpy landlord. I’m so thankful for all the memories we have there, good and crazy. 😂

5. Monson Italian Pizza. Best pizza ever. The end. 🍕

6. Hope for Kids Family Church. We’ve been meeting in Springfield for almost a year now! ⛪

7. My eighteen-year-old brother Michael decided to become a welder and is now almost done with his certificate program! 👏

8. Sully the Subaru. My car’s engine blew this spring, but we found out there was a recall out on it for oil consumption and God worked out the details to have a Subaru dealership replace the $10,000 engine for FREE. 🚙

9. The Hope for Kids Den. We were given our own building in March and it continues to bring more opportunities to connect with kids on a weekly basis! 🎉

10. Emily. Something I always pray for whatever future kids God brings along is that they will have one lifelong faithful friend who will encourage them to follow the Lord, make them laugh till their sides hurt and go on adventures with them. Emmy is that friend for me and I am so thankful that we have been friends for fourteen years now! 💃🏼💃🏼

11. Coffee. I’m just really thankful for coffee with almond milk when I wake up in the morning. ☕️

12. Our home. We moved to Stafford Springs in late March and our little house has been such a cozy haven. It’s been such a joy to host guests and cook in our kitchen and have our very own space! Having a house all to ourselves in our first year of marriage was a blessing we never saw coming. 🏡

13. Our giant couch. It took a couple saws, at least two hours and a lot of perseverance to make it work but our eight-foot couch fit through our tiny living room doorway. 💪

14. The built-in shelf in our living room. It brings me so much joy because I get to redecorate it whenever I want to. 📚

15. Being only thirty-five minutes from my family. 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦

16. My in-laws. I love working alongside them in ministry, watching their FIFA tournaments and praying that someday I’ll be as cool as Micah. 😎

17. Our friendship with Ali and Jeb. It’s so fun always having another young married couple to hang out with—Cam gets to work with Jeb a lot and Ali is one of my best friends. 🤗

18. Four visits from Anna. My dear friend moved to Ohio a year and a half ago but every time I see her we just pick right up where we left off. 👩‍⚕️

19. God’s protection. Cam works part-time as a contractor doing window washing, power washing and gutter cleaning and God has kept him safe on many trips up and down very tall ladders that make me nervous. 😱

20. Leading Impact Clubs Training. It was our first time taking on a project as big as organizing our summer ministry but God helped us and it was an incredible year! ☀️

21. My ICT girls. The group of girls that went through Impact Clubs Training this year was amazing and it’s such a blessing to see them continuing to bring God glory. 👯‍♀️

22. My nannying job. My little twins are growing up and their family has been so good to me. 👩‍👧‍👦

23. Stafford Coffee Company. We live six minutes from a heaven of lattes and WiFi and I love my little coffee shop. ☕️

24. Photography. I shot a couple weddings and booked several other sessions this year! 📷

25. Sunrise road trip. Anna and Emily drove up past Boston with me at 3am on day so we could fit in our tradition of going to the same beach together every year! 🌅

26. Aiden and Liam. My littlest brothers are growing up so much and I love hanging out with them as much as I can and baking with Aiden. 🍪

27. Staffordville Lake. We spent SO much time at the lake across the street from our house this summer! 🏖

28. Running. We live in such a beautiful area and I’ve been able to get semi-consistent with running a few times each week! I know I won’t always have tons of time to run and I’m thankful for having a season where I can spend lots of time outside. 🏃🏼‍♀️

29. My family’s new home. They moved in June and I was sad to see the old house go but so happy that they found a new house they love. 🏠

30. My summer job. I had the summer off from my normal nannying job and God provided another babysitting job just for the summer for the sweetest family. 👩‍👧‍👦

31. Alton Bay. I got to go on Cameron’s family’s vacation and it was so restful and fun. ☀️

32. Mount Major. We went on the best hike in NH! ⛰

33. Trips to NH this August. We got to help out with VBS at Cam’s grandparents’ church and his aunt’s teen conference! 🚘

34. Lilly. My sweet puppy is getting really elderly but she still beats everyone to the door when I go over my parents house. 🐶

35. Coffee dates with my mom. She is the wisest and cutest person ever.

36. Settling into married life more and more. I’m so blessed to be figuring out life with the best guy ever. ❤️

37. Movie nights. Cam and I have been getting into watching movies and looking forward to cooking yummy food and then curling up with a movie at the end of the day is so cozy. 🍿

38. Soccer. Cam has been getting back into playing soccer and it’s so fun to watch him doing something he’s so good at. ⚽️

39. My computer. I dumped a water bottle on it by accident but it’s still functioning (and allowing me to do all my media design work for Hope for Kids) despite my stupidity! 💻

40. My mechanic. Cameron has been saving us thousands of dollars by doing work on our cars and he is so good at it! 🛠

41. My dad won an award at Aetna. He’s way too smart and I’m very proud of my daddy. ☺️

42. The many elderly couples I’ve seen while on dates with babe. I am so blessed by cute old couples and I want to be them when I grow up. 👵

43. Double seat strollers at Aldi. Grocery shopping while babysitting twins is the best thing ever. 🛒

44. Brianna and Erik living closer. Cam’s sister and her husband moved up from Virginia this year! Their little Elijah is the cutest kiddo ever 👪

45. Quabbin Reservoir. We started a little Labor Day picnic tradition there and it was so fun! 🌊

46. Paleo banana muffins. I’ve made them so many times this year I could make with my eyes closed. 🍌

47. Guidance through Cam’s jobs. This fall Cam briefly worked three part-time jobs while also working in Hope for Kids—it was a crazy time but God helped us sort it out and Cam is now only working two days a week outside of ministry! 🙏

48. The end of papers. Until last month Cam was throwing papers in the middle of every Saturday night as part of our income and he was finally able to leave that job! It’s so nice to be able to sleep every Saturday night and we’ll never take weekends for granted again. 😍

49. My brother Michael was okay through a scary complication with his type one diabetes last month. 💙

50. Toot Toot. We traded in my Subaru for an adorable little Mazda with wicked good gas mileage for all our drives to Springfield and the highest-pitched horn I’ve ever heard so we named it Toot Toot. 😂

51. Almost one full year of marriage for Cameron and I! I can’t believe it’s already been that long…we have so many memories to look back on and we’ve grown together so much. I can’t wait to look back on all our stories after fifty years with him. ❤️

52. The Lord sustaining and blessing us through this whole year. It still feels like we’re transitioning and learning exactly what God’s plan for this season is, but God has been so faithful and He will always will be.

Happy Thanksgiving!

another cliffnotes update :)

This spring and summer has been absolutely packed for Cameron and I! We’ve settled into our home in Connecticut, and in between many busy days of ministry and work, our first married summer was full of little trips, lots of nights at the lake and many sweet friends and family members spending time at our little house. God has blessed us in so many ways!

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Cam’s sister Brianna had a baby in May. We love little Elijah so much! He smiles so big every time he sees his uncle and it is the sweetest thing.

There are so many things to update you all on about the ministry–I’ll link as many things as I can so if you wonder what I’m talking about when I mention a program, you can check out the Hope for Kids website for more info! 🙂

In May and June, Cameron and I were a part of Impact Club Training with Hope for Kids. This is a week-long training camp for the teens and young adults who would lead clubs all over the city in the month of July! We helped with writing curriculum, planning what everyone would eat, outlining classes and many other little details and God blessed this year in amazing ways. Our team bonded so much and we were so thankful to be working with them–God brought some of the most dedicated hard-working and funny people to our team this year.

Impact Clubs took place in July and August and Cam and Jeb led the team. We reached four different locations this year, two of which were very close to the Hope for Kids Den! We were blown away by how kids responded to the message of the Gospel. Many kids chose to give their lives to Jesus and are now connected to our ministry! They’ll have a chance to be further reached with HOPE and discipled throughout the school year through Family Church, after-school clubs and events.

Speaking of Family Church, in June our weekly church service was moved to the Den! We now have between 30-50 people attending each week, and I’m still having a lot of fun cooking lunch for everyone every week. Cam and I teach Sunday School every three weeks and we’re so thankful for the chance to serve the families from the community that attend church each week alongside our family and friends. We had a baptism service in August–this whole family was saved as a result of God working through Family Church!

We’ve entered a new season at Hope for Kids–we’re trading in our monthly city-wide events for quarterly events, and introducing after-school programs on Tuesdays and Thursdays! Today is the first day of these new events. We’ll have a Bible club (the new Club Hope) each Tuesday and a skill-building club (Mentor Hope) on Thursdays. Cam is teaching First Aid and I’m teaching cooking and nutrition! I’ll be sure to share some pictures once our classes get underway. 🙂

With all the changes in our ministry, there’s been a lot going on behind-the-scenes. I’ve honestly been really enjoying getting through all the tech and design work involved in the changes! Even though sometimes we need to be reminded when everything is crazy busy, it is truly such a blessing for Cam and I to be using our talents for the Lord and working towards a life of full-time ministry. We have an endless supply of ideas for HFK that we can’t wait to put into action. There’s nothing more fulfilling than working hard, investing in kids and knowing that this is God’s call on our life.

Aside from ministry, we’re continuing to work part-time. Cameron is working hard as a power washing/window washing contractor and we’re still delivering papers every Saturday night at 2am! I’m sure papers will be a memory that we look back on in 20 years remembering how much energy we somehow had. 😂 I’m nannying twin toddlers this year for the third year in a row. Their family is such a blessing to me! God also provided another babysitting job for me over the summer.

We got to go on vacation to Alton Bay in August! It was such a wonderful week of rest and family time. 🙂

It seems like Cameron is always working on a car–he is so good at figuring out what is wrong and using Youtube until he figures out how to fix it! His current dream is to own a standard transmission pick-up truck that he can restore himself. 🙂

I’ve branched out into occasionally doing wedding and portrait photography which has been really fun! Also still doing wedding videos every once in awhile.

To wrap this up–please be praying for wisdom for Cameron and I as we continue figuring out how to balance working in a growing ministry and working our other jobs. Pray for God to lead people to our support team if that is His will! And please be praying over the ministry and leadership of Hope for Kids. We’re praying for unity, effectiveness and constant obedience to God, and that many children will be drawn to the Lord!

Thank you for reading through this very long update! I’ll be posting more updates here and on my Instagram this fall. 🙂

Life Update

A lot has gone on since the last time we posted on this blog, so here’s the cliff notes version of what we’ve been up to!

In February, Cameron’s sister Alissa got married to his best friend, Jeremiah! Their wedding day was so beautiful and we are SO happy for them. It’s so much fun getting to do life and ministry alongside another married couple–Jeb and Ali are our family AND our best friends.

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In early March, Hope for Kids was given a gift that absolutely blew us away. Although we have been dreaming that God would make it possible for us to open a building a few years down the road, He has opened the door for Hope for Kids to have our very own building this year! The Lion’s Den, a ministry based out of Indian Orchard in Springfield, contacted Pastor Matt and asked for a meeting. This seemed completely out of the blue, but God had a plan! The Lion’s Den has had a presence in the Springfield area for almost twenty years, accomplishing a mission similar to ours as they reached children with the Gospel and built relationships with the kids who were a part of their programs. Now, many of their kids have “aged out” of the Lion’s Den’s target age group and a lot of their volunteers have moved on. They were ready to pass on their mission, building, supporters, and community connections to a ministry that could pick up where they left off: and they called Hope for Kids. We now own the building and two vans that came with it! We can’t stop thanking God for this incredible blessing.

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We’re in the midst of doing renovations on the building a little bit at a time. One huge accomplishment was moving the giant pool table to the new game room in the basement by taking it apart completely (down to pulling the felt off the massively heavy pieces of slate) and rebuilding it downstairs!

Also in March, we found out our lease at our apartment was not being renewed. Our former landlord is a troubled man who needs Jesus very much and he no longer wanted to have tenants living with him. We had been having issues with him almost since we moved in after we got married and we knew it was God’s timing to have us find a new place. We spent several weeks looking at new apartments and as the time we needed to move out got closer we started to get a little nervous–but God brought us a place in just the right time!

At the beginning of this month (April), we moved into an adorable, newly-renovated house near this beautiful lake in Stafford Springs, CT! We are so thankful for the way the Lord worked everything out. The process of getting approved to rent this house was an absolute miracle. Out of 200+ people who viewed the rental online in the first two days and many who toured the property, we were the first to officially apply and were signing the lease before we knew it. It’s been so nice being able to have guests over and make the place our own since we are renting the whole house, and the location has been perfect for us–it’s in such a quaint little spot and it’s still not too far from our work in Springfield.

Here’s my favorite Club Hope video from this year so far!

Currently, ministry life is BUZZING. Club Hope continues to draw kids from all over the city each month and Cameron is doing a great job as the campus pastor at these events. Hope for Kids Family Church continues to be well-attended and it is growing every week! We are staying super busy finalizing the curriculum and applications for our summer Impact Hope ministry which starts in just two months. We are also beginning brand-new programs at the Outreach Center starting this week! For six weeks, we’ll be running one training and discipleship course for our young leaders in training and another discipleship program for a group of our kids ages 6-12. We are so excited to see our new building filled with kids who are ready to learn about God and grow in their relationships with Him.

If you’ve made it this far, thanks so much for catching up with us! We are so thankful for your prayers and friendship. 💜

Adopted

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, ‘Abba, Father.’ For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.” – Romans 8:14-16

This month my quiet times have been centered in the book of Romans. Paul provides so much clarity as he explains life-changing grace in a context that the brand-new believers he was writing to would have been able to understand. No matter how many times I read through it, being reminded again that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus is SO freeing, and this is a message my heart cries out to share with children who need hope so desperately.

I love the picture that is painted in Romans 8:14-16. When we believe in Jesus, we are adopted. A few families I know have been or are currently working through the adoption process, and I’ve been so blown away by the beauty of adoption in human families and the way it points to how the Lord sees us.

I’ve obviously never adopted a child, but from what I’ve witnessed, the process before a child joins a family is not easy! It can be an extremely expensive process that includes travel around the world, a fight with government agencies, and even struggles with the child’s birth parents. When the child finally joins the family, it can be a serious adjustment as he lets go of everything he used to know as normal. But over time, the new family member begins to understand that he belongs, no matter what. His new parents chose him, and went to great lengths to bring him into their family. They value him beyond measure and love him unconditionally as they would one of their own biological children. The child has a brand-new life. He’s not living like a servant, always in fear of failing and being let go from his position. No matter what he does, even if he terribly hurts the hearts of his new parents, he is not meant to live in shame. His parents’ love does not change over time and they are always ready to forgive him. The child has been welcomed into the family for good.

How amazing is this picture of our salvation? There are so many kids that we work with that have had parents or family members abuse them, leave them (voluntarily or through death), or ignore them. So many precious kids have never felt this kind of unconditional, choosing, adoptive love. And this is what I want to share with every child who has ever felt neglected, ashamed or unloved:

You belong.

No matter what your earthly parents have shown you, you are valuable beyond price. The King of the universe made you, knows you entirely, and loves you like you would not believe. He has a plan for you and a place in this world that you’ve never even dreamed of.

He gave up everything and chose to let His only Son Jesus die so you could come into His family. There is no price too high for Him to pay–He loves you that much.

He knows that you’re not perfect and He doesn’t expect you to be: He made a way that you can be perfect in His eyes. Even if you have never once been cared for the way a child should be, with Jesus, you are cherished, protected, and treasured.

It might not always be easy living this life with Jesus. A lot of the time it might seem easier to just get swept up in whatever the rest of your world is doing. As you grow up, God will be leading you away from so many things that the people you’ve looked up to call normal and fun and good and it will be hard to say no to those people. But listen to Him. Run to God’s Word when nothing makes sense. Talk to His people–your new family–because they care about your soul and your future and are always doing their best to love you like your Heavenly Father loves you.

You don’t have to be afraid.

There is absolutely nothing that could take you away from God’s love. Even if you run away from Him for awhile, He will always be there ready to welcome you home. No matter how much you mess up, He promises to always, always forgive you. His love is unbreakable and unlike any human love on earth.

It’ll be worth it. God has a plan for you and why you are in His family. When you start to understand the way God loves you, even though your visible circumstances may not change much, the way that you see everything will change. You can run to Him when you are tired and afraid and feeling like you don’t have much hope, and He will always be there.

God will never fail you or tear you down, and He will never, ever leave.

— Megan

Hope for Kids Family Church

The weekend after we got married, Hope for Kids launched our very first Sunday church service. Cameron’s parents had been praying for years that everything would come together so that we could worship with Hope for Kids children AND their parents every week. And God answered! One of our board members, an awesome lady named Raquel, got us connected to a YMCA Outreach Center in downtown Springfield (very close to several Hope for Kids families!) and now we are able to be present each and every week with these families.

Check out this video on Hope for Kids Family Church:

 

Since this church started, it has been absolutely amazing to see the Lord working in the lives of these families. There’s a whole new level of getting to know the kids when you get to see them not just once a month at Club Hope, but every single Sunday afternoon. Such a burden has been on our hearts to pray for these sweet kids and their parents: a burden that is only there because they truly have become our church family!

One dad has already given his life to the Lord because of this new work that God is doing in the city. We’ve gotten really close to one mom who is a believer who is going through a hard time, and we’ve been able to encourage her and love on her kids through everything. The kids trust us and look forward to hanging out with us…and we can’t wait to hang out with them either! These families are learning about the truth of God’s Word and the power of prayer in very real ways.

It is such a blessing to see the results of the Gospel going out. We often have to just lean into the fact that He is in control and trust that the seeds we plant will take root and grow into lives being turned over to Him. But sometimes we can very clearly and tangibly see what God is doing, when His truth is poured out in ready and willing hearts. Through it all, we know we can trust Him to do His perfect work through this little church and take it to exactly where He has it planned to be–He has brought us this far!

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Our Mission for 2018

Even before we got engaged in August, we both knew that our goal for our marriage was to work together in full-time ministry. In 2013, Cameron’s father founded Hope for Kids, a ministry that brings hope and help to children in need in Springfield, Massachusetts. You can learn all about our programs and work in the city at hopeforkids.net! Cameron started working for Hope for Kids in early 2016 after God called him away from a major career opportunity and into ministry. Megan fell in love with the mission of Hope for Kids during our Summer 2016 Impact Clubs and officially joined the team as our Media Coordinator in January of 2017.

Although our mission is local, it is a daunting to think of infiltrating this whole area with the gospel when the enemy has such a hold on the city. Springfield is in the top nine percent of dangerous cities in America. The bulk of our work in the city is accomplished in the highest-risk area of the city, the North End. Homelessness, violence, drug use and abuse are part of everyday life for many of the children we work with. These kids desperately need hope–hope that can only be found in Jesus. So many of these children grow up surrounded by darkness, but God has the power to flood the city with the light of His love! Our ultimate goal is to bring the gospel to these kids, telling them about the God who loves them and has a unique, perfect plan for every one of them. As partners with this ministry we want to be consistently present in the lives of these children, seeing them take hold of eternal hope found only in Jesus and sharing this hope in their own families and communities.

God has opened new doors for Hope for Kids. Our monthly Club Hope program has grown: attendance has nearly doubled since this time last year and close to one hundred children hear the gospel during Cameron’s Bible lesson each month. Our Impact Hope program, which takes place in the city during several weeks in the summer, is being completely reformatted to be even more engaging and impactful for today’s city kids through curriculum that our team is currently writing. This summer we pray to reach new locations throughout the city and build relationships with even more families. In addition to our existing programs, God has answered our prayers and made it possible for Hope for Kids to hold a weekly family church service at a Springfield YMCA! Both children and parents come to have a meal, worship together, and hear from God’s Word, and we have already seen one father accept salvation. God is moving in this community, and we are so thankful to be a part of it.

God has made it completely clear to both of us that our calling and purpose is in this ministry. However, at this point in time, we are working part-time in other jobs as well. We are pursuing being financially free to devote as much of our time as possible to the work God is calling us to as Hope for Kids continues to grow. Now more than ever, “the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few” (Matt. 9:37). In order to be completely supported for full-time ministry, we are looking for thirty new monthly supporters in 2018. Will you help us reach these children and prayerfully consider partnering with us financially or as a prayer warrior? Please visit hopeforkids.net/supportcamandmeg.

OUR WEDDING

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a full month since our wedding day! December 2 was the best day of our lives. Even before Cameron and I were engaged, we started praying that our marriage and our wedding would be a way to bring glory to God. And boy were our prayers answered! Every detail of this day was so beautiful and incredibly blessed and we are so thankful.

We had some wonderful people capturing our wedding: Sarah from MAY and Co. did a stunning job photographing the day, and my friend Caleb drove four hours to film our wedding video!



[so many sweet details]

[these girls made this day so fun]

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[first look with my dad]

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[three generations of wedding rings!]

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[Cameron and I wrote letters to each other before our wedding and hid around a corner to read them to each other and pray just before the ceremony]

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[two of our sweet Hope for Kids girls were our flower girls, along with Cameron’s little sister Leah]

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[our wedding ceremony was full of family! Cameron’s dad officiated the ceremony, his uncle and sister sang, and his grandfather and my grandmother did readings for us]

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[unity sand]

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[our moms’ plan to set us up worked out pretty well]

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[we have the best friends. ever.]

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[ SO HAPPY]

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[our reception was super simple but very full of friends and family, cocoa and pie, christmas music and so many hugs.]

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[my whole family was in a picture together for the first time in YEARS]

[Anna flew from Ohio to be my bridesmaid, make our wedding cake, decorate the church with me, and so much more…friendships like this are a crazy gift]

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