October Campus Update

I love Annual Day.  I love seeing so many people from the Great Lake states come together for a day of fellowship for the kids!  This year was no different.  I had such a great time visiting with friends and making new ones.  I was privileged to give a tour to a group from Danville, IL who had never been on campus before.  And on top of that, my Aunt from Texas flew into Indy and she and one of my aunts from Indy, came up for the day.  According to my dad it was to see his “Frump Pantry”.  (Almost four years later, he still calls it his pantry.)  I say they came to see me.  But really, I think they enjoyed the BBQ and the pies the most.

Mark your calendar now for Saturday, September 16, 2017.  Really, do it.  It was the first thing I put on my 2017 calendar.

I’ve been very honored to spend several Saturdays at Ladies’ Days in the region.  One of which was in Goshen, Indiana, where one of former employees, Delores Nelson, was the featured speaker.  We were able to pile the girls into our NEW VAN and go be a part of that day.  It was an awesome day for our girls.  Huge thanks to the Goshen women for that awesome day…and to all the other women who put together amazing Ladies’ Days!

On Annual Day we highlighted our new van, “AC” (Albino Clifford as our red commodity van is named Clifford, the big red van).  It is a Ford Transit passenger van.  We are so thankful for all the congregations and individuals who were a part of Day of Prayer & Giving 2016.  We are so excited for our new van!

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

September Campus Update

Oh, these kids make me laugh.  They never cease to amaze me with the things they say and do.

  1. “Half the time, it is always spicy.” Yesterday I joined the kids for lunch and the boys were warning me that it may be a little too spicy for me because “half the time, it is always spicy”.  Umm…Half is always?
  1. “I can’t do that. I mean, how far is 100 meter dash anyway?”  The only answer I had for him was “umm….100 meters.”  He thought for a second and said, “oh, the 100 meter dash is 100 meters? I think I can run that.”
  1. “Yes I can follow directions on the box of macaroni & cheese” as she fills a pot of milk, butter, and the cheese sauce to boil noodles in.

They have issues and problems.  They have struggles that I may never understand.  However, they are just kids.  They are goofy and funny.  They are the reason I wake up, excited for work every morning.  I know that God has given them huge talents and prepared amazing lives for them, if we can just guide them through the rough patches.

God is doing amazing things in the lives of children and families.  I am so thankful for your partnership with us in 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.

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.