Pause Christmas Party!

Good Morning, Afternoon and Good Evening, Blog Readers!

It is good to have you back.

Today marks 3 and a half months in the Joshua Wilderness Program and it is also the day we go home for Christmas break. It feels like it was just yesterday that we were all texting each other saying how much we missed each other over the Thanksgiving break and now we are on our way out again. As much as we have missed our families in the last couple of weeks, I know that we will miss my Joshua siblings all the more.

This week, our speaker was Jeremiah Fair. He challenged our way of thinking on the topic of women in pastoral leadership in the church. He took our questions in stride and handled them with grace and scriptural backing. We are ending this week with a building wide deep clean, before we head out again.

We love y’all and thank you so much for supporting us on our journey through this program.

And thanks for listening, see you in two weeks !

Merry Crimmus ! – Unique

What’s up people concerned about Joshua,

This week has been short but packed with stuff. Since we’re packing up and leaving this morning our week was basically cut in half but we still had a great speaker, Jeremiah, who helped us through a very controversial topic. We still learned a lot in our classes and we still had a super fun Christmas party last night.

The Christmas party was our annual pause family Christmas party where all of our pause families come up to the Joshua building and we had a gingerbread building competition and sing Christmas carols and have an ugly sweater contest.

The gingerbread competition was intense and there were some crazy creations. The winning “house” was the Hibbs Family’s CandyLand recreation and the family was prized with a family movie night (unheard of). All in all it was a great week and a great and memorable Christmas party. We’re sad to leave each other but excited to go back home to our families. I hope everyone has an awesome Christmas and break.

Merry Christmas Joshua,

Christian Johnson

Joshua Log:

Stardate December 19, 2019, the last day in the building before Christmas break. Last evening presented itself as an amazing night of games, food, and family fun for the Joshua Pause Family Christmas Party. This morning is marked by intense cleaning of the building. We are all preparing to leave today. For some this may seem like an exciting prospect but to others this is a somber occasion. We are all well aware of how difficult time at home may be in respect to the covenant and due to the separation from the community we have built here.

Through it all I want to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Chad Northrop signing off

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