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  • How would you answer the

    above question? From my per-

    spective there are only two pos-

    sible answers:

    YES! or NO!

    We know the answer because

    our bodies will tell us by how we

    feel and maybe even look. The

    Bible talks about the importance

    of taking care of our bodies.

    Paul reminds us that our bodies

    are temples of the Holy Spirit. In his first letter to Timothy he

    states: Physical training is of some value! (1 Timothy 4:7)

    By now, we all should know the

    basics of keeping ourselves

    physically healthy. But, what

    about your spiritual health: are

    you in shape spiritually? What

    are the basics when it comes to

    being in good spiritual shape?

    This is critical because Paul goes

    on to say: Train yourself to be godly because godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. (1 Timothy 4:8)

    Right now I can think of at least

    75 people who know the basics

    for staying spiritually healthy.

    These are the children, youth,

    and adults who participated in

    our OlympiOn Vacation Bible School during the last week of July. Here are the basics for

    good spiritual health:

    STEP 1 - Listen to God &

    Gods Word!

    STEP 2 - Trust God Take

    God at His Word!

    STEP 3 - Obey God Do

    what God says!

    STEP 4 - Confess to God

    When you fail, admit it

    and receive Gods for-


    STEP 5 - Follow Gods Way

    Courageously live the

    life God has called you

    to live for Him!

    It is a simple training regimen.

    Like all good training regimens, it

    promises great benefits.

    And, like any good exercise pro-

    gram, the time to start is now.

    Not sure? Then, take Step One

    right now and listen to God: Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discour-aged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9) You know what to do from there. So, go ahead and

    follow the steps. You have al-

    ready taken the first.

    Helping People Become Fully

    Alive in Jesus!

    Pastor S

    (See OlympiOn VBS pictures on pages 6 and 7 of this issue.)

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  • Do Workcampers tend to exag-

    gerate? I have asked myself

    that question many times. As

    we traveled back from our re-

    cent mission adventure in West

    Virginia, I actually got to sit in

    the van for a bit and read my

    care cards (thank God for extra

    drivers). It seems to always be

    the case that at least one of

    these notes of affirmation from

    a camper says they had the

    best week of my life. Such

    responses makes the enormous

    amount of work, organizing,

    recruiting, fundraising, planning,

    and praying that have gone into

    our camps over the years worth-


    If you look at the photos on this

    page and the next, I hope you

    see what all we packed into a

    week immersed together in our

    life in Jesus. We hope you will

    join us in 2017 for The Road,

    our next Workcamp adventure.

    Because no, they are not exag-

    gerating. :)

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    W O R K C A M P M I S I S O N 1 6 : T H E B E S T W E E K O F M Y L I F E ( C E D A R G R O V E , W V )

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  • Come on out and join us for our

    first annual Holy Cross campout.

    Everyone is welcome.

    It will be held at Chester Woods

    park on September 16th - 18th.

    There are still spots open to

    camp. If you are not a camper,

    don't worry, you are also wel-

    come to come for any or all of

    the activities. The goal is to get

    to know other Holy Cross fami-

    lies in a relaxed, fun setting.

    Here is the schedule:

    Friday nightbring your roasting

    stick, lawn chairs, a s'more item,

    and a story to share around the


    Saturday AnytimeCome out

    anytime for hiking, games, and

    fun. Bring a game to share.

    Saturday 6:00 pm- Potluck.

    Bring a dish to pass and your

    own drink. Plates, napkins, sil-

    verware provided.

    Sunday 9:30 am- Outdoor wor-

    shipBring your lawn chairs.

    This event is being planned by

    Ernie & Kathy Freudenburg, Jay

    & Diane Gatzlaff, and Ken &

    Lorrie Langford.

    Contact anyone of them with

    questions or suggestions.

    See you there!!!

    On Thursday evening, July 14,

    2016, POBLO / International

    Friendship Center hosted

    a Farewell & Goodbye Ban-

    quet at Holy Cross for POBLOs

    Director, Kristine Murray, her

    husband, Dave, and daughters,

    Juliana and Ella. POBLO Volun-

    teers, a few POBLO ESL stu-

    dents, and Holy Cross friends

    gathered to break bread and

    pray for God to bless the Murray

    family as they prepared to move

    to Oklahoma City. They will be

    greatly missed. POBLO wel-

    comes new Director, Katrina

    Meyer, who has hit the ground

    running! Please pray for Gods

    continued blessings on the min-

    istry of POBO.

    On Tuesday, July 19, 2016,

    POBLO held the first of this

    years series of cooking classes

    at Holy Cross for international

    students. Attending were wom-

    en from China, Korea, Thailand,

    and Iran. Holy Cross member

    Karen Kelle and her sister-in-

    law, Betty Lindberg, taught the

    women how to make home-

    made pizzas, dinner crepes, and

    dessert crepes. The women

    enjoyed discussing differences

    in cooking from their native

    countries, including what spices

    they use, how they wash fruits

    and vegetables, and what kind

    of pans they use for different


    Betty shared Jesus words in

    John 10:10 with the women as

    an introduction to Jesus and the

    abundant life that He offers to

    us. The Holy Cross Ministry

    Team got to take a break from

    their work to sample the deli-

    cious foods at the close of the


    In the second week of class,

    Karen and Betty took the wom-

    en to Trader Joes, which sup-

    ports POBLO with weekly dona-

    tions of food and flowers; Peo-

    ples Co-op, to discuss spices

    and the olive bar, and HyVee, to

    show the international foods are

    offered for sale there. Subse-

    quent cooking sessions will

    cover homemade soups, pastas,

    casseroles, roasted vegetables,

    pies, cookies, and everyday


    Please pray for Karen and Betty

    as they move forward, building

    relationships with the women,

    and planting seeds of Gods

    love. And please pray for the

    students, that they would come

    to know Jesus as their Savior.

    H O L Y C R O S S C A M P O U T

    P O B L O A T H O L Y C R O S S

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    Join us for the first annual Holy Cross Campout!

  • P O B L O F A R E W E L L B A N Q U E T F O R T H E M U R R A Y F A M I L Y ( S e e P O B L O a r t i c l e o n p a g e 4 )

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    Be strong and

    courageous. Do

    not be terrified;

    do not be

    discouraged, for

    the Lord your

    God will be with

    you wherever

    you go.

    Joshua 1:9

    Coach Lisa St. Peter shows OlympiOns the torch they will make.

    Head Coach Fran preparing OlympiOns for Joshua 1:9 Calisthenics

    Coach Zeke Green leads Recreation. Coach Shelley DeYoung gives instructions for creating Olympic-themed snacks.

    OlympiOn Praise Team on Day 1

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    O L Y M P I O N V A C A T I O N B I B L E S C H O O L S O N G S

    The OlympiOn VBS children

    worked hard memorizing Bible

    verses during the week, helped

    in part by the fact that two of

    the songs they learned were

    verbatim from scripture. The

    songs, Hebrews 12:1 and

    Joshua 1:9, are from an excit-

    ing Scripture Memory series,

    G.T. and the Halo Express,

    which includes seven fun stories

    where Bible truths come to life.

    Heres a note from Billy Graham

    about G.T. and the Halo Ex-


    I highly recommend to parents and grandparents this God's Word for Today's Kids series [G.T. and the Halo Express] as a wonderful approach to Scripture memory for children.

    G.T. and the Halo Express CDs

    are available at ww.gthalo.com.

    Other songs that were sung at

    VBS include God is on the

    Move by 7eventh Time Down,

    Alive by Hillsong Young & Free,

    After All by David Crowder

    Band, and My Lighthouse by

    Rend Collective. We hope to

    continue the use of these songs

    on Sundays in worship, so feel

    free to look them up on Youtube

    and/or purchase them for your

    own music library.

    Coach Kevin Kelle helping the children memorize and apply Gods Word.

    OlympiOn athletes in training!

    More training!

  • August Issue of Fully Alive!

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    Holy Cross children and youth

    have been actively engaged

    this summer! See inside

    for photos of some of

    the ways God is on the