Recently Jordan and Olivia McDevitt and their sweet family left for Africa on a short term mission. Just before departure we had the privilege of having them over for lunch to send them off with lots of love, prayer, and Amigo made rainbow jump ropes. Jordan serves faithfully as the leader of our board of directors at the Dwelling Place and they are a big part of our lives. What a blessing it was to see this picture of Olivia, Iba (Kaziah), Grace, Titus, and new friends enjoying the rainbow ropes half way around the globe.
One of the amazing volunteers at the Dwelling Place is Mary Chott. For the past 9 years she has come to the Jump Rope Shop and has helped with making starts, tying off, and keeping everyone laughing. What started as a small gift of time as grown to 3 to 4 hours a day, 5 days a week! We completely missed her birthday on a weekend in April but she picked today, June 5th, as a day we could properly celebrate. Today we partied with a luncheon in her honor, with special guest and her sister, Laurie O'Brien. We couldn't be more thankful for her daily gift of time and love. She is a blessing!
This last weekend Eric and Chris represented The Dwelling Place at the State Special Olympics in Fort Lewis. Chris took home 3 golds in cycling and Eric took home a gold, a 6th and an 8th place ribbon in swimming! Way to go guys. This is their great athlete/super hero/ "heavy medal" pose in their new team gear. A great time was had by all. For more pictures and news check us out on our Facebook page, "The Dwelling Place"