In just two weeks, the Henderson and Las Vegas Centers will reopen their doors for the new school year. We are so excited for what this year holds for our students, their families, and their communities! Before the adventures really begin, we wanted to share special moments from our summers with YOU!
Evan, Executive Director
This summer was all about our two boys, Owen and Ethan. My wife Vanessa and I brought Owen to see the Sesame Street Live show which he absolutely loved. We spent time in our backyard cooling off with his kiddie pool when temperatures reached over 100 degrees. And with a pregnant wife at home, there have been plenty of trips to Cold Stone for a tasty treat to cool us adults down. We also had a scare with Vanessa having to spend a few weeks in the hospital because of pregnancy complications with our son Ethan. She has been on bed rest for over a month now and thanks to the generosity of family and friends we have been blessed with meals every night to help get us through this season. Again, we are reminded of the overwhelming love and care our God shows us when we are in need. So thankful for our summer and the ways we saw God at work!
Kendall, Henderson Center Director
I was able to bring three of our Club Christ students to my church’s summer camp in Big Bear, California. It was so much fun taking them to the mountains and getting away from everyday life in order to encounter God and grow in our faith together. Those three students are now attending church weekly and actively participating in youth events!
Angela, Las Vegas Center Director
This was a wonderful summer for me, with lots of changes! I officially joined the Club Christ staff (yay!) and moved into a house with three of my friends. I also traveled to San Diego and Denver, BUT I think one of the coolest parts of my summer was going to Disneyland for the first time ever earlier this month! I went with Maryann, who is basically a Disney pro, which was helpful as she navigated us through the parks. My top three favorite attractions were Toy Story Midway Mania, Jungle Cruise, and Mickey’s Magical Map show. I had a great time and I hope to go back sometime soon!
Kendra, Program Director
We kicked off our summer by celebrating our anniversary in Utah near Kanab. Then on July 6, we added another child to our home by welcoming a foster daughter we call Baby K. She is the newborn sister of our other foster child, Miss P. Our son Etsen has added a slew of signs to his repertoire and has made dinosaur his favorite word. We plan to close out the summer with a camping trip to Arizona.
Next on the Club Christ blog, we will be introducing our new UNLV interns, Kayla and Tayler!