Monday, March 31, 2008

Outlook Makeover 2008

Outlook Makeover 2008 was this last Friday and Saturday. Below is just Friday's activites. I will be posting Saturdays as soon as I can get them off my camera.
We had about 28 girls this year. We thank God that He helped us. Our theme was "Finding and Keeping" Our kick off speaker was Esther Dotson. Whom the Lord helped relay "her journey of Faith."Even with times of knowing the FACT the God was in control...even though Her Faith and Feeling seemed that they were not on the same level. God really used this to touch the girls.
Then the fun started...we seperated into teams. Our first activity was..."nursrey rhyme charades" It was hilarious. "Little BO PeeP" "3 blind mice" and several others were just great.
THen we had our annual "fashion show" the models showed up and showed off...With many designs made by "outlook makeover designer dropouts" (as one team put it.) Quite funny.

These 2 girls are Krista Mitchel Crabtree's niece's. Her brother Andy, once a drug addict, has since got Gloriously saved. He is at this time reaping what he sowed and serving some jail time. But his Step girls attended our retreat. They had never really attended church...and never worn a skirt before this reatreat. I could tell that God was being faithful to them during the retreat...but no real move was made from them. (Heather is the blonde and Elesia is the reddish haired.) I got a message Sunday night, they had attended revival where Bro. Mitchel was preaching. And on their on accord both went forward to the alter and received Christ as their Saviour. PRAISE GOD HE IS SO FAITHFUL!!!!!! Please pray for these young 15 and 17 year old girls they have old habits that God will need to help them with. And they know nothing of true holy Christian living. Other then the examples they have seen thru Andy's family and at Outlook Makeover. I am so excited to see this "impossible case" be won by Christ. Why do I ever doubt Him??? Just pray for Andy that the devil will be defeated and He will stay strong during his jail time and come out a victor and be able to be the Christian Leader his family needs. These girls refer to Andy as their "Daddy". Even though he has been in her life for only a few years. (Andy's wife has become a Christian too!!!!)

Rock a bye baby

Our Outlook Makeover Models!!!
Beautiful ladies


Jennifer said...

Hi Janella,

So glad to see your updated blog. I have been waiting, but I knew you were extremely busy. I'm so glad Jesus helped us at the retreat. It was an encouragement to me as well! Love ya - Jen

Anonymous said...

I feel honored to have been a part of Outlook Makeover this year. What a wonderful report to hear of Bro. and
Sis. Mitchel's grandchildren. It makes all your efforts worthwhile. God bless all those of you who sacrificed time, money, energy and SLEEP to provide this time for these gals. God Bless You!- S. Herring

Jo said...

Oh, I wish I could have been there! I missed being a part of it and all the girls that come. Hopefully next year band tour will not be the same weekend!

Madi's Mama said...

Hi Janella!
Was glad to see this Update on Outlook Makeover.
I think it's great that ya'll are keeping this up.
Trust all is well...