Becky Knopf’s Update

Immanuel Mission                                                                                        March 15, 2013

We have a brand new addition to our playground – a speed boat, stripped down to nothing dangerous.  It looks funny, sitting out there in the desert, amongst ‘normal’ playground equipment, but it is a real ‘hit’ with everybody.  No one can resist sitting in it.  What a hoot!  [It didn’t run and no one would give any money for it, so this is the obvious solution]  🙂 🙂 🙂

Brad Keating and his daughter are here for a couple of days (again) and this time he brought a “Birdie Ball” golf set up.  My students will get to golf with it during P.E.  It amazes me that although we are a tiny place, way out here, at the edge of nowhere, we still have a “rock climbing wall”, 2 sets of pickle ball equipment, a playground boat, and today, we were given  “Birdie Ball” golf equipment – AND golf lessons from a real golfer! [Just last week, a hand bell choir and a choir (all the kids dressed in formal wear) played for us – from Salt Lake City!]

We’ve got black hooded sweatshirts on sale for $20 each that say Immanuel Mission (white) Falcons (turquoise).  If you are interested in getting one, move fast.  A church (or maybe a family) in Pennsylvania donated them to us to raise money for the athletic fund, and they look real nice.  Everyone on staff was given one this past CHRISTmas, along with every student from 7th grade to 12th grade!  SWEEEEEEEEEEEET.

My class is too small to run a restaurant this year, much to the community’s disappoint-ment, so we are having an Ice Cream Social instead.  We’ll be selling every ice cream item we can think of, from floats and milkshakes to Sundaes and Banana Splits.  It is scheduled for Friday, April 5th, 6pm – 8pm, if you want to come.  Whether you come, or not, please pray for us.

We are in the final quarter of the school year.  Thank you for praying for my 7 students and me.  Sometimes they seem VERY intent on following the Lord Jesus, and other times, they look bored stiff during Bible class and chapels.  No one can ‘walk in another’s shoes’ and doubtless they are going through things I never faced as a child.  Life is tough, but God is faithful, wise, and good.  Our memory verse this week is I Corinthians 15:58   Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you.  Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, for you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.  This is my prayer for you.

I do praise the Lord, and thank you for your prayers, support, and interest in the work out here.  Thank you for each Box Top for Education. I miss you.

God bless you, Becky Knopf

P.S.  If you are curious, we always need wide-ruled paper, black dry erase markers, and masking tape.