Friends Journal

Friends Journal

Camp Blog 2018

Camp Quaker Haven 2018 is in the books! As always, God used the ordinary, yet beautiful, campgrounds in Ark City, KS to bless our students and form them in important ways. Camp requires many, many hours of work and a whole lot of energy to happen, but it’s always 100% worth it. How do we know this? By hearing from our students about how God challenged, inspired, equipped,…

MS letter from Stuart Brooks

Dear Friends, I’ve been wanting to write to you for some time to tell you about what’s going on with me, but I haven’t been in a good enough place to do it. In May of 2013, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.  My symptoms were that my right hand started to go numb.  Since it was the end of my second semester of class work towards a PhD in English at UH, I attributed…

My Story

Everyone has a story about why they attend a certain church.  Some stories are simple.   Our story…well…it is simply not-so-simple.  But, I wouldn’t change a thing. My story starts out quite simple actually.  My husband and I were married in 2007.     Not long after we married, we started our quest to find a home for our family.  We made several moves all around the…

Being Sustained by God and His People

Missions seems to run in my family.  I feel that I can relate to how Luke Skywalker must have felt about the force… my parents have it, my sisters have it, my church has it.  For as long as I can remember, I have been surrounded by people who take time to love their neighbors, both near and far.   Through my family and Friendswood Friends church, I have had the…

LIFE WAS GOOD, OR SO WE THOUGHT

Christi and I are proud members of Friends Church and blessed by the relationships and lessons we feel we have learned during our time as members of the church. Christi and I are from Brenham, Texas and were wed just a week after graduation from Texas A&M University. Following our wedding we started our life together as a military family.  14 years and 10 moves later…

Count Your Many Blessings

Many years ago a famous song evangelist was traveling with some missionaries through Africa. His assignment was to lead the praise-worship time before the missionary brought the sermon. The trip had been long. Heat and sickness had bothered the little team of itinerant travelers. The food was always of unfamiliar local flavors versus an American diet. Many nights they…