We are home! As week 3 at TimberWolf Lake unfolded, it became evident that Luke needed to take a step back. His body is tired, so he is needing increasing amounts of rest each day. Luke let us know he had accomplished his goals and dreams, and that it was time to head home. His crew has five more days (a discipleship camp), and will finish their session on Sunday.
Luke's Work Crew experience was amazing and fulfilling. We are grateful for his housekeeping team (see photo), and for his boss Evan Penn, who embraced him so well during the month. Luke's contribution looked different from his fellow Work Crew mates, and that's the beauty of being in the body of Christ. Everyone does their part, and God is glorified. We are so proud of Luke, because he chose to spend this time serving and connecting with new friends, in order to help kids hear about Jesus.
All of Luke's Work Crew friends wore their yellow R818 shirts to honor Luke on his last day. He was very touched and thankful. Thank you also to everyone who sent packages and cards...it honestly made a huge difference for Luke. Your words and prayers emboldened Luke and our family. Luke's first request (of course) upon arriving home was for visitors! Please let me know if you'd like to stop by and see us this week. Luke would love to see you.
Our prayer remains the same. We can't stop, WON'T stop praying for God to heal our boy. WILL. NOT. STOP. PRAYING. (James 5:14-16)
James & Lu,
(for Sam, Jay, & Luke)