Hayley has been going through Confirmation class at church for the past few months. It has been a lot of work for her, but she has really learned a lot and grown a tremendous amount spiritually! We're very proud of her. During these past few months she has done a number of service projects with the rest of the sixth graders going through the class. They volunteered at Storehouse Ministries one Saturday. This is a local food bank that helps people in need. She and a couple of her friends sorted through strawberries that were donated by local grocery stores. She had to pull all of the moldy ones and throw them away. She also worked at Vine Maple Place (a ministry that helps women and children start anew in apartments). They weeded the playground and spent the day placing new wood chips. It was a lot of hard work, but a wonderful cause. The sixth graders also had overnighters and weekly lunches before their classes. They also went on a retreat to Miracle Ranch in Gig Harbor. At the last minute her friend, Savannah, got sick and wasn't able to go which made Hayley so upset that she didn't want to go anymore! We had to totally talk her into going and I'm so glad we did because she just had an awesome time! She tried so many new things (like horseback riding, paint ball, and bungee jumping!). In her words, it was 'Life Changing!'.
Here Hayley is being baptized by our Pastor, Daniel Foster and her Youth Pastor, Marc Kennedy.
Here Hayley is being confirmed into the Methodist Church.
Hayley and all of the other sixth graders that went through the Confirmation Ceremony.
Hayley with Dad and Mom on her special day. Also in attendance, but not photographed: Aunt Chris, Uncle Mike Soranno, Uncle Mike Schanzle, Madison, and Jillian and Luke.