After a great week in Michigan, Martha and I flew to Colorado for my family reunion. Although only a handful of my extended relatives live in Colorado, it has become a favorite gathering place for us. We spent three days with nearly 60 relatives at YMCA of the Rockies near Estes Park. Mountain biking, volleyball, and horseshoes made for a fun and active weekend. The common theme throughout the weekend was remembering our family’s heritage. It was awesome to hear stories of how God has guided our family through the generations. Martha and I are certainly blessed to have wonderful family heritage on both sides of our families.
One highlight from the Snowbarger family reunion was the “Auction for Haiti!” After hearing about our work in Haiti, the cousins who were responsible for planning this year’s reunion decided to include a charity auction in the weekend’s activities to benefit our ministry. Through this support raising process God has surprised us in so many ways, and this act of generosity over the weekend is a perfect example. There were dozens of items donated by family members and the auction was a tremendous success. The money raised will go a long ways in allowing Martha and I to serve in Haiti for the next two years. We are so grateful for everyone’s interest in our ministry and participation in the auction. Martha and I are very encouraged to see how our family doesn’t just listen to the word but they do what it says. Thank you to all of you for your partnership in bringing lasting hope and positive change to Haiti.
The auction did not only support a great cause, it was also a lot of fun. Someone called it “hilarious generosity.” I like that. What a wonderful way to celebrate our family’s heritage. For those of you who were not with us this weekend, here’s a look at one of the talented auctioneers in action!