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A Glimpse Back at Spring Banquet

A Special Memory for the Senior Class of 2009

Last Monday we had the privilege of hosting our Senior High teens and many of their parents at Spring Banquet 2009. It was an amazing evening, featuring a delightfully decorated “Grand Ballroom” at the Disneyland Hotel. The students arrived at church at about noon, dressed their best! After a comfortable charter-bus ride, they enjoyed a couple hours of shopping and strolling through Downtown Disney and the hotel gardens, taking photos by the waterfalls and other picture spots.

The banquet began at 5:30 with a great dinner and video greetings from the parents of each senior graduate. This was followed by a video that featured baby pictures of each of the seniors as well as many photos from this past year—school, sports, church, youth activities, etc. After the videos, we heard a few great testimonies, enjoyed a time to honor each senior, and then Pastor Paul Chappell shared a Bible challenge about living a life that can make a difference.

After a short break, the evening wrapped up with a wonderful concert from Ryan Gass—assistant pastor at Coastline Baptist Church. Ryan challenged and blessed all of us.

This was a special evening for Dana and I, because it was Lance’s senior banquet and Larry’s first! God answered some specific prayers and gave us a great night as a family. We also greatly enjoyed honoring the three students in this class whose dads went to Heaven during the same year—when they were in kindergarten and early first grade. That was an emotional moment. We honored these three and their mothers for loving the Lord and being faithful to Him through all these years!

All in all, it was a very special evening and one we will never forget!

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