Belle Glade Beautiful

08 Jul

The 5 Minute Friday topic:


and I immediately thought of our week in Belle Glade.

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No way to do it justice.
Not in 5 minutes,
Not in 5 lifetimes!

But I want to share some of the beauty with you,
so I will attempt,
knowing that some things,
even for one who loves words,
are best shared face to face.

It was Beautiful… to see 40+ (yes, really!) girls and leaders living in unity and fun,
sharing and praying together at day’s end


Yes, we did look like a tetris board completely filled up!
Yes, we got our exercise walking/jumping to and from our mattresses each day!


It was Beautiful… to see middle school kids learn, grow, and lead Sports Camp with excellence!


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It was Beautiful… to see God call me to something crazy – seriously crazy! – during the week
AND call my husband to something similar – without either one of us knowing!!


Then see Him confirm that call in His Word

It was Beautiful… to see God answer prayer!


It was Beautiful… to see 500+ students sing in worship and surrender

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and to hear them cry out to God in prayer,
a Thursday night etched in eternal memories


It was Beautiful… to be challenged by our Student Ministries pastors twice daily

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It was Beautiful… to share the re-cap of the week together, even though it doesn’t touch the surface.


click to watch the Belle Glade service

It IS Beautiful… to see God continuing the work He started last week!!



It WILL BE Beautiful… to see others wake up and take the challenge!
You’ve got 2 to choose from – go for both! 🙂

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I’d love the company!


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14 responses to “Belle Glade Beautiful

  1. Hazel Irene Moon

    July 8, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    So beautiful to view children playing, laughing and worshiping together.

    • Michelle Eichner

      July 11, 2013 at 10:28 am

      It was such an amazing week, Hazel! Glad to share it.

  2. Lisa notes...

    July 8, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Wow. That sounds like it was a life-altering experience! Definitely beautiful.

    • Michelle Eichner

      July 11, 2013 at 10:28 am

      Yes, both life-altering & beautiful, Lisa. Thanks for sharing it with me 🙂

  3. Ceil

    July 8, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    My eyes just kept getting wider and wider as I looked at all your awesome pictures! They are all beautiful and inspiring…what a blessing that you got to be present for all that beauty.

    Thanks for sharing! Visiting from SDG 🙂

    Peace in Christ,

    • Michelle Eichner

      July 11, 2013 at 10:29 am

      I’m so glad you were blessed. It’s so hard to put a week like that into words, and even the pictures don’t capture everything.

  4. joanneviola

    July 9, 2013 at 6:58 am

    Just beautiful! I visited from Soli Deo Gloria this morning.

  5. Jean Wise

    July 9, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    What a week and blessing this post is! wow, This certainly changed lives

    • Michelle Eichner

      July 11, 2013 at 10:30 am

      Thanks my friend. Still processing! 🙂 But I’m loving the stories that keep coming out of the week. Hugs!

  6. Amy L. Sullivan (@AmyLSullivan1)

    July 10, 2013 at 7:55 am

    HOW FUN! Raising strong girls is a passion of mine and this is exactly how it’s done. Thanks for sharing. Looks like a blast.

    • Michelle Eichner

      July 11, 2013 at 10:31 am

      Yes, Amy!! It was a blast. I told my hubby it was hard & tiring, but a good hard. So rewarding!! Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Dolly@Soulstops

    July 11, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Looks like it was an awesome and blessed time…Thanks for sharing, Michelle 🙂

    • Michelle Eichner

      July 11, 2013 at 10:31 am

      Hey my friend! It was a great week that keeps on going. I’m glad I could communicate some. It’s really hard to convey all that God did – sometimes there just aren’t words. 🙂 Hugs to you!!


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