Here is this week’s #AL3IN3 with Senior Intern, Julia Codispoti, #ETNEXPO2020 Intern, Morgan Coffey, me [Doug] and as always the Access-Life‘s First Lady, Leanne Goddard manning the audio visual items. :) It is at a milestone location, has an #intergenerationalministry joke, rock solid verse and special BIRTHDAY update. So check it out and have a God blessed week!
First ever #AL3IN3 to come to you straight from the VOLUNTEER STATE of TENNESSEE! In fact, we are at my parents house on the farm where I grew up. :) We are working on specifics for the #ETNEXPO2020 on 8/15 but have some great scenery, a joke that’ll make you think, a scripture on how much God loves us and even the Access-Life BUZZ! So check it out, be encouraged, hang in there and have a GOD BLESSED WEEK :)
Happy Monday family and friends of all ages and abilities! It’s time for the Access-Life #3IN3 and boy do we have an episode full of laughs, inspiration and news for you this week. :) That’s right, with Ms Julia Codispoti in Tennessee and #ALROYALAMBASSADOR, Big Dave in Deland, Florida, it is just Leanne Linville Goddard, #ALMASCOTTLULU and me [Doug] left here in Umatilla, FL. However, we are a small but ambitious group of overachievers so get ready as the 3 of us give you 3 perky jokes, 3 Bible verses, and 3 ministry updates in just 3 minutes…..well, actually 5 minutes. :) It is still some fun, encouraging and informational stuff and we hope brightens your day. So check it out and share it with someone who may need a extra boost this week!
Happy Monday, Access-Life family and friends! It’s time for our weekly #AL3IN3 and this week joining our guest hostess, Julia Codispoti is long time ministry #ALROYALAMBASSADOR, David Browne! They’ve got joke props, some great verses and a holiday ministry update so check it out and may God bless you all in a special way this week.
Ok boys and girls of all ages and abilities, it’s time for our June 15 #AL3IN3. :) As a bonus for this week’s video, we have a SPECIAL guest co-host: Access-Life Senior Intern, Julia Codispoti! SO ROLL’M.
In case you missed the FB/IG posts, our first #ALONLINEBINGONIGHT is in the books and was a blast! Lots of good fellowship, fun and prizes. :)
Thanks to everyone who played and a special call out to our hostess, Julia Codispoti who did a great job organizing and calling.
Our next Access-Life BINGO GAMES will be on 6/19 AT 7pm EST so email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want join in the festivities. I think we’ll be adding some new gift card prizes this time, too. :)
Happy Monday and HELLO June! Here is our first ever “3 in 1 Ministry Minute” [#AL3IN1MINISTRYMINUTE]. :)
It actually turned out a bit longer than one minute. [Getting everything included in a minute is hard. LOL] However, we’ll work on shorting it up next time and hope it still makes you smile and maybe even laugh, inspired you to move forward in your week ahead and learn a little bit of what’s going on at Access-Life. :)
Access-Life is made up of volunteers with many different gifts and talents. Some may never go on a trip to Belize, but things that they create are a big part of the work that is done there.
Every year in Belize, we distribute hygiene kits to families in need. These bags have soap, shampoo, conditioner, and toothbrush/toothpaste that are collected by Central Baptist Church in Clovis, NM. Pat Moody and Anne Linville head up that effort among the church and community. Included in these kits are wash cloths, usually hand made with care. Several people spend time each year crocheting wash cloths and this brings them so much joy to give in this way. One volunteer is Ruth Stewart, from Dandridge, TN Her daughter, Wanda was a part of this year’s Access-Life team in Belize. Wanda shared that her mother loves to crochet and views making the wash cloths as her gift and contribution. She has a humble attitude about it, not really wanting to be in the spotlight, but just wanting to serve in her own way. Wanda said that her mother uses donated yarn, but also will buy the yarn that she uses. Access-Life and Hearts of Christ volunteer, Deb Struble, is another crocheter who shares her gifts and talents. Deb is also a great advocate of Access-Life, collecting numerous medical supplies and equipment from people in her community that gets shipped to Belize each year.
Another example of special items that are donated are the pillowcase dresses and boys’ shorts that are handmade by women at First Methodist Church in Jefferson City, TN. Linda Schumann heads up this effort and the dresses and shorts were given to children in Belize at our outreach event at Camp Se Konsa, as well as at the Expo in Roaring Creek.
The wash cloths, dresses and shorts are a good reminder to all of us that God uses all of the gifts and talents of the Body of Christ to fulfill His work in the world.
The East Tennessee Outpost held their 5th annual Christmas Jingle and Mingle on Saturday, December 7, 2019 and from what I have heard and seen it was a blast! They had festive food, holiday crafts, Christmas carols and more. Most importantly they heard about Jesus, the reason for the season!
THANK YOU to Jefferson City Christian Church for hosting this great outreach to individuals and families with disabilities again and Beth Arsenault for pulling things together with the help of Barbie Dyer and many others. A special shout out goes to our good friends, the Sunshine Ambassadors who were there, too. :)
THE SEASON IS HERE!
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!
On Saturday, May 11, Shady Grove Methodist Church hosted its eighth Access-Life East Tennessee Outpost “Spring Fling”. The theme for this year’s event was “Celebrating Birthdays” complete with balloons, birthday cake, and ice cream to honor the 80th birthday of key volunteer, Barbara Suttles.
The annual “Spring Fling” is a recreational opportunity for individuals with special challenges and their family members to experience fun activities in a safe and loving environment.
After playing a variety of games (bowling, Connect4, BINGO, and custom-made games), the participants enjoyed crafts including decorating mini-tote bags, making a take-home flower pot arrangement, and making a caterpillar on a leaf. Easel painting was a big hit, too. The Sunshine Ambassadors entertained with their dance routines and everyone enjoyed group singing.
All in all there were twenty-three participants, twenty-four family members, and twenty-eight volunteers making this another God blessed success!