November 25, 2009

Kids on a mission in Crystal Beach, Texas

Our kids got the whole week off this week for the Thanksgiving Holidays. Not sure who approved this, just kidding...we have had a great week so far:
Anna and Wiley and a few other classmates from their school spent the day handing out food to families in need. It was awesome to see kids, whose families were waiting in the food line, jump in to help give back to their community while getting served themselves. I am not sure if they realized it, but the impact of seeing kids willing to serve is huge, especially these days when so many children seem to "expect" everything. Anna passed out oranges and grapefruit while Wiley was knee deep in milk boxes, I had the pleasure of serving up bananas, we were a complete mess once we were done. A little boy in the first grade, Gabriel, was sitting up on one of the tables surrounded by giant green cabbages and just smiling and passing them out, it was priceless (and of course, I forgot to take my camera!).
I must also report on our support for our mission to get back to Roatan. Not what we expected, we have had a ton of great emails with well-wishes (so awesome) and a handful of pledges to commit to monthly support, but zero has actually been, we are questioning if we are supposed to be leaving on this journey right now. I think Trey is having a much harder time than me, it is what it is and if what we want to occur does not happen, then HE must have other plans for us right now. We get another financial update in two weeks and I will report again at that time, right now we are going to focus on enjoying our family for Thanksgiving and being thankful for perfect health and an awesome God that has HUGE plans for us.
Take care and God bless,

November 20, 2009

Monday, Monday

It has been two weeks since the launch of our support campaign to return to Roatan. Now, comes the hard part, waiting to see if everyone is on board and ready to join us on this effort. Our financial statements are sent to us on the 2nd and 4th Monday every month, so this Monday will be our very first report. The excitement of knowing that we have so many people that are rooting for us and sending us awesome messages of support is very encouraging. Now, we just have to see how many people believe enough in what we are doing to actually support us financially. Not everyone is called to support in this way, it is a God thing, not a Connie and Trey thing. Neither of us will be drawing a paycheck while in Roatan, our sole purpose is to go out into the community and let others see God through our actions. That is the easy part for us, not everyone is made to do this type of work and God totally puts each of us in areas of service that HE intended us for. Whether it is being a stay-at-home mom or dad, a real estate executive, or a minister, God gave each of us talents and it is up to us if/how we use them. We would love it for people to come to Roatan and serve on a short term mission trip with us. Let us know if you are interested and we will help arrange travel, lodging, etc. Everyone that participates in a mission trip is forever changed, we are living proof of this.
Thank you so much for following us on this journey, join us if you are led to do so!
Take car and God bless,
Connie and Trey

November 09, 2009

Vick Family Launches Campaign to Raise Support...

Well, we did it! We finally launched our formal campaign to raise support for our long-term family mission to Roatan, Honduras. If you haven't already, check out our website

Our plans are to be there by March at the latest and to fulfill a 6-month to a year commitment with rChurch. We are so excited to begin our journey and would be delighted to have everyone continue this journey with us through following our blog, checking out our website updates and most importantly praying for us.
We also ask that you consider going to Roatan on a short term mission trip. A week in an impoverished country can do wonders for your outlook on life. You would be surprised at how the small things that you do can make such a difference in the lives of others. Everyone has talents and gifts that they can use. Whether it be playing with the kids at VBS, playing soccer, building a house, repairing a house, or just just hugging on kids that may not ever get hugs at home, your gifts will shine so brightly! Another way that we need help is through financial support. We ask that you prayerfully consider to give toward our monthly bills and ministry needs. This will be an ongoing campaign and we will keep everyone posted on our progress in all areas.

We look forward to hearing from you and we will update the blog and website weekly, if not daily.

Take Care and God Bless,

Trey and Connie Vick