August Campus Update

Over SIXTY volunteers have come and spent countless hours volunteering around campus in July!  They have worked hard, played hard, and together we’ve made some awesome memories.  One of our groups spent a week getting our barn cleaned up and usable again.  It is our hope for the future that we will be able to utilize the barn for some therapeutic experiences for our kids.

As a staff, we spent an entire week together learning more about trauma responsive care.  We are continuing to learn and grow together as a team who can best meet the needs of children and their families.  And though it was a difficult topic, we did try to find some ways to have a little fun along the way.

The kids have finished Summer School.  They have worked diligently to earn a full semester of credits during the summer.  They’ve done extremely well!  It seems like every day one of the kids was getting a Positive Referral for a “A” on a test.  They enjoy getting those referrals because they come with a certificate for a pop.  The Eagle Valley congregation in Indianapolis have taken on the responsibility of donating pop every year for the Positive Referrals.

We urgently need your help.  We have the space and the resources to take more children, but we do not have the houseparents.  I need you to announce it at church.  I need you to pray.  I need you to help us.  I have a hard time believing that in God’s HUGE church that there aren’t 3 or 4 couples who would commit to even just a couple of years of houseparenting.

Who will you tell today about our need?  Will you commit to pray daily for our staff needs?

I am truly grateful for your prayers and dedication to this ministry.

Thank you for loving our God and serving His children,

Beth Frump

 

Beth Frump, Director of Development,

E-mail:   BethFrump@ShultsLewis.org

Find us on Facebook & Twitter @ShultsLewis

 

 

Faith. Family. Future.

July Campus Update

Our summer groups have started coming to visit.  We truly appreciate how so many people give their time and their talents to help us complete various tasks on campus.  And of course, we have such a great time fellowshipping together.  Please come visit us anytime.

The Golf Tournament was a huge success, as we had more golfers and sponsors than we had last year.  The best part of the Golf Tournament for me is the meal following the tournament.  We are all able to sit together, laugh together, and share our common love for the children of Shults-Lewis.

Remember the Bob’s Disco
unt Furniture I told you about?  It has arrived!  Yet another reason to come visit us—to see our new furniture.  We are so thankful for Bob’s Discount Furniture and all they have done for us.

I hope you have July 31st marked as Day of Prayer & Giving for Shults-Lewis on your calendar.  We are asking congregations, every family,  and every individual to spend time in prayer for the kids, the staff, and the future of Shults-Lewis.   This year we are asking everyone to consider an extra gift on that fifth Sunday as we are needing to purchase new vans for transporting the children.  Information packets have been sent to church buildings.  If you would like a copy, just contact me and I’ll gladly send you one.  The prayer requests can also be downloaded off our website!

Thank you for loving our God and serving His children,

Beth Frump


Beth Frump, Director of Development,

E-mail:   BethFrump@ShultsLewis.org

Find us on Facebook & Twitter @ShultsLewis

 Faith. Family. Future.

June Campus Update

We had three seniors graduate from Shults-Lewis Christian High School this month. We are so proud of their journey, not only academically, but also spiritually and emotionally. Each of our seniors worked diligently in order to reach this milestone in their lives. Pray for them as they each move forward.
Besides Graduation, we’ve had quite a busy month. We held our Strengths Banquet where we honor the kids’ strengths and accomplishments! Every child is recognized for their strengths. They also receive their honor roll certificates as well as other school awards. What an incredible night for the kids.

Field Day was a SPLASH this year. Mrs. Terhune added Water Balloon volleyball to the day. Each kid was paired with a staff member. Together they held a bath towel. The idea is to catch and “serve” the water balloon with the towel. It took quite a few wet people before the volleys became consistent, but it was a blast.

We ask for your fervent prayers for staff. Mrs. Terhune, our Principal and Math teacher, will be retiring in December. We need to fill that future vacancy.
And HOUSEPARENTS! We are having to tell people who need our help that they are being placed on a waiting list. That’s heartbreaking. These kids are just like the kids in your local high school. They just need someone to love them and guide them. We provide the counselors, the trainings, the support. All houseparents need to do is Love God, Love Children. Help us find houseparents!!
Thank you for loving our God and serving His children,
Beth Frump

Beth Frump, Director of Development,
E-mail: BethFrump@ShultsLewis.org
Find us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter @ShultsLewis

Faith. Family. Future.

May Campus Update

I was reassured this weekend by one of our board members. “It takes no creativity to spell a word just one way like everyone else does.” YES! I’m not dependent on spell check and proofreaders, I am just creative. Spelling is not my strong suit and it does take a village of proofreaders and computer programs to minimize my mistakes. Our kids, however, rocked the Annual Spelling Bee. They spelled words that I purposely avoid. The final three were our seniors and they battled it out until Hannah finally was victorious. Congrats to Hannah!

An amazing group of women from West Chicago Church of Christ created a Purity Retreat weekend for our girls. The girls spent the weekend talking and sharing on topics such as body image, media, and God’s plan for them. What an awesome blessing for our girls.

As you may have seen on Facebook or read in our Telegram, Vickie Terhune, our Math teacher and Principal, was honored by the Christian Child and Family Services Association. She received the Distinguished Service Award for her 25 years of service to children and families. Her compassion and love for children is apparent in all she does. When I think of Vickie, I think of the Proverbs 31 woman. She is an amazing Godly woman and we are so thankful for all her years of service. I keep begging her not to retire in December, but rather to come work in the Development Department because I’m not ready for her to leave Shults-Lewis.

Be sure to plan to join us on Annual Day, our Open House, Saturday, September 17th. We look forward to seeing you!
Please continue to pray for our staffing needs, especially for houseparents and a Math Teacher.

Thank you for loving our God and serving His children,
Beth Frump

Beth Frump, Director of Development
E-mail: BethFrump@ShultsLewis.org

Faith. Family. Future.

April Campus Update

I’m a summer girl. March provided enough snow and cold. I’m ready to move on to warm weather. Mrs. Herren, our school secretary, started a really cool bulletin board at the school. It is full of pictures from kids and staff of Spring starting to make its appearance. I LOVE IT! It is so neat to see the pictures of flowers and trees budding. For me, it is an awesome reminder of God’s amazing ability to bring forth life.
Spring is always a busy, active time on campus. In March, the kids enjoyed PI Day. Mrs. Terhune provided pies and activities to honor her favorite holiday. The kids and staff took an afternoon off of classes and work to go Ice Skating. What a fun day and thankfully an uneventful day, as in no emergency room trips. The boys enjoyed a Valparaiso University basketball game during March Madness and the girls enjoyed dinner and a movie. We also had our first groups of the year, as the Southern Arkansas University students and a group from Alameda, Oklahoma visited. We love when people visit. Come visit anytime you have the opportunity!

Please continue to pray for our search for Houseparents. We are limited on the number of kids we can serve because we need Houseparents. Please pray and share our need. God has His plan and you may be the right person to share the opportunity with the future houseparents. We also need a Secondary Math Teacher. Our Mrs. Terhune will be retiring in December and we would like to have someone in place this summer.
Be sure to plan to join us on Annual Day, our Open House, Saturday, September 17th. We look forward to seeing you!
Thank you for loving our God and serving His children,
Beth Frump

Beth Frump, Director of Development,
E-mail: BethFrump@ShultsLewis.org
Find us on Facebook & Twitter @ShultsLewis

Faith. Family. Future.