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A Snapshot and Story from the Kelleys serving in Hungary! 
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The past month has been filled with travels up and down the Front Range attending training, participating in regional open-houses, and spending time with extended family. While it has made a routine virtually impossible for our family, we have managed to stay together for all but one week of our time in the U.S.

The exception was when I (Dave) traveled to a university in California to attend a history-education seminar. I was excited to go because the instructors are leading the nation in question-driven teaching techniques. I have been using question-driven lessons for years, but I want to improve their effectiveness at ICSB.

I was not disappointed; the training was phenomenal! I am excited to integrate the concepts I learned while I was there into the history curriculum as I continue to work on it over the course of our home assignment. It was also great to network with other teachers and see how they are addressing common problems in their classrooms.

I am very thankful to have been able to attend at all. The course I attended was sold out in one day – and I did not have one of the spots! I signed up on the waiting list. Then, just for good measure, I emailed the organizer of the seminar to explain that I am not normally in the U.S. and how I hoped to use what I learned in the classroom. Then I prayed!

The next day I received a reply. As it turned out, someone had dropped the course, and while I was not at the top of the waiting list, my persuasive email was enough to secure the empty slot! I was incredibly thankful and excited, knowing full well that God was the real reason I had been given the spot.

I am certain God is going to use what I learned to help train students to think more critically from a biblical worldview. And that made the time away from my wonderful wife and kids worth it!
You may earn extra credit if you can name the campus where the seminar was held. Post your answer on our facebook page: facebook/gokelleysgo

Home Assignment 

You can find us at the following places:
  • Calvary Evangelical Free Church - August 28
  • Christ Center Community Church - September 18
We are looking for people who are willing to gather groups of about 4-12 friends to have a great time learning about ministry to TCKs at ICSB.  This is a fun, low-key, one-time game event that will last less than two hours. 

Here are some ideas to get you started:
  • Check with your current small group or people responsible for your Sunday School class to see if we can have one of your regular meetings.
  • Having a BBQ, game night, or casual get-together? Consider inviting us to share for a portion of your time together.
Please e-mail us with dates that will work for your group so we can get you on the calendar soon!

Pray With Us

Traveling is tough on little ones that like routine. Please join us in praying that God will blanket our kids in his peace and confidence so that they can find contentment in our unpredictable schedule. 

We plan to begin our homeschooling year next week. Please pray that we will find our rhythm quickly and that the year would be enriching for the kids and enjoyable for us. 

Please join us in praying for open hearts and minds as we begin to ask people to host small group game nights. Our ability to meet new people and raise the support we need to return to ICSB depends largely on these groups. We trust God will provide what we need when we need it.We ask that God would help us to communicate in both boldness and humility. 
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