Thursday, January 16, 2014

Bibleing: Completed!

Yes that's right! Congrats to Austin for accomplishing his goal that he set at this time last year! 
At the beginning of 2013 Austin decided that he wanted to read the whole New Testament in one year. What an awesome goal! He started out struggling because of his dyslexia, but throughout this year his reading improved more and more. We are so very proud of him for accomplishing this goal and for the effort he has put in to bettering his reading skills.
And my, has he improved! The Lord really did help him this past year and Austin can read with the best of 'em now!

^Sis. Mom would like you all to know that Austin actually completed the New Testament before the given date, but because of technical difficulties another date is shown...^

I think if you were to ask Austin what his favorite book was to read, he'd tell you the book of Revelation. 
He was quite intrigued with it.

As many of you know, not only was reading the New Testament a personal goal of Austin's, but it was also how we began to raise and save money to build a third floor to be dedicated to our church school. As I have said before, Beth and I dream of a school-dedicated space. Somewhere where we don't have tear down everything on Wednesdays for Bible study and turn around that night to put it back up... And then tear down again on Friday for that night's service and Sunday service... And turn around and put it all back up Sunday night to be ready for school on Monday morning!
Our dream is finally going to become reality, and for that we'd like to send out a huge thank you to all of our supporters and everyone who sacrificed and contributed to this project. 

May God bless you all.



Jennifer Connell said...

Congratulations, Austin! Great job! :)

Kathy McElhaney said...

Awesome, Austin!

Sister Connell said...

Wow! Congratulations to Austin. That's wonderful! My goal this year is to read the New Testament in Spanish. I have a bilingual Bible, so if I get stuck, I can just look over to the English side, but I am hoping I will be doing that less as the year progresses. God bless you and your family as you continue to labor for Him. You all are in our prayers.

Allana Schreckhise said...

That is so awesome!!! Way to go, Austin! I am proud to see a young man making it his goal to read through more of the Bible.

Ya'll make sure to keep us informed as to how the third floor is going!

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