Quizzing Hits the Road
After a full year of studying and competing, it all comes down to this: Quizzing Nationals. This year’s tournament was held in Spring Arbor, Michigan and our team represented Pearce and Christ with excellence. The experience was much more than the competition; it was team bonding, the opportunity to meet new quizzers from around the country, and the chance to become reacquainted with old friends. I am so proud of how well our team did in the tournament; but even more so, I am proud of the faithful followers of Christ that they have become.
Pearce Team Results at Nationals:
- Senior Teen Rookie Division—2nd place: Jonah Spencer
- Young Teen Rookie Division—5th place: Natalie Beguhl, Josiah Honan, Morgan Leupold
- Senior Teen Veteran Division—“Sweet 16” honors (placed as a top 16 team): Hannah Distaffen, Rebekah Distaffen, Michelle Garrett, Noah Spencer
TNT—Tuesday Night Thing or Tuesday Night Torrential Rains!
This summer’s TNTs are shaping up to be similar to last summer’s: WET! For our first TNT, we enjoyed a picnic at Black Creek Park. It was a fantastic way to introduce the incoming 7th graders, however the following week’s trip to Seabreeze was rained out. Instead, we journeyed to Tinseltown to see “Inside Out” and rescheduled Seabreeze for the following week. The following week to Seabreeze was also a wash out and we are now rescheduled for August 18. Some summers are just this way, but it doesn’t make it any easier! Trying to make the best decisions around these events can be stressful and trying to disseminate information to 70 families in a short amount of time is not easy either. Parents, you can help by joining the Pearce Parents Facebook page, having your teens join the Pearce Teen page, and/or signing up for text service by texting Pearceteens to 68398. Typically, I will make a decision by 4pm on the day of an event. If you don’t hear anything by then, don’t hesitate to call or text me at 585-747-8407.
Wolves are known to hunt in groups or packs. Together, they are able to conquer larger prey that they would otherwise have to avoid. Years ago, I befriended Sean Hardy and began the process of discipling him. Part of that process, in time, became him investing in someone else. That person was Aaron Curtis, who, in turn, has begun to invest in my son, Jake. Together the four of us have become a wolf pack of sorts, as we look to conquer the things of this world that individually might not be possible. God has given us a gift in this community. My vision for ministry is that we each would be able to do this. This is what healthy, intergenerational ministry looks like. These men have become my friends, despite our vast age differences. We look to each other for support, community, and wisdom. In June, I was honored to bring Aaron and Honna Lusk together in marriage; and in the coming years, it will be the honor of our wolf pack to support and encourage them in this adventure. If you’re not in a wolf pack, be praying about someone you can invest your life in and watch what God does!
No Musings—Gone Moosing
It has been my practice the last two years to submit my Musings on a monthly basis. Due to two weeks in Romania, a week in Algonquin, and a week of vacation, this year I am combing my July and August issues. Enjoy and we’ll be back in September.