You and Your Church Could Experience This!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Sept. 21, 2012
  • Family Retreats

Pastor Lyndon Shook, his wife Tammy, and the 41 volunteers from their congregation at Family Retreat

Pastor Lyndon Shook and his wife Tammy brought 41 people from their congregation to serve as Short Term Missionaries at Joni and Friends Family Retreat. Every one of them was passionate about serving… Pastor Shook explained why. “The lessons God shows us at Family Retreat are priceless,” said Pastor Shook. “The kids we serve are so happy and they trust the Lord. God can turn marriages around, bring hope and counsel from the Scriptures, and give moms and dads the power to do the right thing with their children all year long. We see this and more happening at Family Retreat.” Pastor Shook’s congregation worked joyfully all year to raise the funds to send all 41 STM’s to Family Retreat. They had bake sales, car washes, concerts. Teens did chores and odd jobs around town until every last one had earned their chance to serve. “Joni and Friends has had a magnificent impact in our lives and our church,” Pastor Shook said. “Several of our young STM’s have chosen special needs as their life purpose and career. Serving isn’t always easy, but it’s always an enormous blessing!”


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We love the Shook family and their church!!
  • Jan. 20, 2013
  • 2:27 p.m.
  • Tracy McCain
That my friends is leadership from the pulpit and a heart for those affected by disabilities. Sweeeeeeet!!!
  • Sept. 22, 2012
  • 4:37 p.m.
  • Belisario Diego