Well, here is the first #ALIN3 of 2021! Just me and #ALMASCOT, Lulu hanging out in the mobile Access-Life, Inc. HQ A.K.A. #THEVAN. SO GLAD TO HAVE IT BACK. #THANKYOUJESUS. :)
In any case, we are pondering the fact that 2021 is just a number and what will really make the new year BRIGHTER is YOU and ME. Check-it out although I take no responsibility for the joke. I was unsupervised in front of the camera alone. LOL Thank you Jodi Hersey Wunsch. :)
Well, #CHRISTMAS is coming quickly and even the new year of 2021 is just around the corner. In fact, our Access-Life, 2021 schedule is in place and we’ve included a 2021 ministry prayer card and calendar of key activities in our year end mailing.
However, so even more people can be in the loop with what we have planned for 2021 and join us in prayer for God to bless those who participate and volunteer in our events, we’ve included both the prayer and schedule cards below.
So please be praying for God to be merciful, gracious and benevolent to us all the remainder of this year and in all of 2021 by shining the light of His love, upholding the justice of His truth, granting peace beyond understanding and filling us with His unspeakable joy!
Well, Access-Life family and friends, we have some very BIG NEWS to share with you today. That’s right, after three years of praying for God to guide us to his provision of help for growing Expo, event and activity tasks of the ministry as well as His direction on how to take things to the next level in reaching more individuals and families with the love and gospel of Jesus, He has made it clear that hiring Julia Codispoti as our full-time Events and Activities Coordinator, then Supervisor and ultimately Manage is His answer!
Now, for those of you who have met, worked with or even heard us talk about Julia know she is a true winner who loves Jesus and working with folks affected by disability and is a very skilled and talented young lady with a “get it done” attitude and heart of gold. She is actually a very rare find. In all my experience hiring in the corporate world, I would rate her a top tier or A+ candidate. Furthermore, she is the first person with whom Leanne and I have worked closely who has actually met or surpassed almost every one of our expectations. We have already been blessed by working with Julia 9 months over the past two years as both our first ministry intern and then our first ministry senior intern and know that others have been blessed by her service, too. By the way, she first volunteered as a buddy while in high school at the East Tennessee Expo way back in 2015!
We know this is God’s best for Access-Life, Leanne, me, our volunteers and those whom we serve as she will lighten our load so we can seek God in future growth opportunities and bring a fresh perspective and new ideas to the future of the ministry. SO PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING JULIA TO THE ACCESS-LIFE TEAM! Julia, we are so excited to have you on the team
Well, God did it. That’s right, He made a way for us to hold all 3 of our domestic Expos as well as our international Expo in THE CRAZY YEAR OF 2020! In fact, the final outreach on this year’s Access-Life GRAND SLAM was the #NTXEXPO2020 this past Saturday. :)
Despite all the medical protocols and limited capacity guidelines, it was an amazing day! The new location at Meadowmere Park on Lake Grapevine was a great upgrade and fit for our needs and the move to September brought much lower temperatures that our past June dates!
We had a 24 foot pontoon the expanded to 13 feet wide courtesy of Dusty Dendy and the Slalom Shop, an Access-Life wrapped bass boat that goes over 55 miles an hour thanks to Rob Jasper, praise and worship music therapy per Heart of Hope, roping cattle lessons with Prairie Parnell and even a food truck by Egg Stand.
However, what made this Expo special was the way that God worked in the hearts and minds of his people to make it happen so individuals and families living with disabilities in the area could have a day just for them to enjoy and be blessed by Jesus is a variety of ways. In fact, checkout this short video for just one of the amazing God moments that occurred on Saturday: https://videos.files.wordpress.com/lywgqYlJ/video-clip-2020-9.12-ntx-ale_dvd.mp4
The #NTXEXPO2020 looked different this year but God’s gracious presence still put a smile on many faces and filled many hearts with His joy as always. :) We hope the collage here will bring a smile to your face and illustrate that we do each Expo #4THE1. That is 4 the 1 we serve who is Jesus and 4 the 1 who comes in need of His refreshing and renewing touch.
AND if you would like to see MORE PICTURES from this year’s outreach in North Texas you can go to www.access-life.org/ntxexpo and view additional images in our online gallery. :) ENJOY AND GOD BLESS!
Just when you thought the #AL3IN3 would not happen this week with Leanne Linville Goddard and me covered up and recuperating from the #NTXEXPO2020 last Saturday, we made the call to our GO TO GAL. :)
That’s right our Access-Life Senior Intern, Julia Codispoti is still on call despite being back in school and preparing for her senior year volleyball season at Milligan University AND she even got her whole team involved!
These ladies really stepped it up to host this special video with their first match of the year TOMORROW! So checkout what that have for us this week and GO LADY BUFFS. :)
What would Labor Day Monday be without an #AL3IN3? LABOR DAY! However, we hope that this Access-Life weekly video makes your Labor Day more encouraging, fun and insightful. By the way, YES this is a hotel room and YES we are in TEXAS where it is 98 degrees right now outside!
Man, the lighting rig Leanne had to set-up to make things work was pretty creative!