Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Regionals Update

Thanks for the prayers and well wishes from everyone. We arrived in Fayetteville a little ahead of schedule and were able to spend some fun time with my sister-in-law Sandy and her family, including their 3 day old grandson :O). Pictures coming soon! Regionals started yesterday and Kali has given her persuasive speech in the first round. She will start this morning off by giving her speech in round 2, then round 3 is after lunch. Lots of prayers today would be awesome. Kali felt very good about her speech yesterday - about her delivery - but thought one of the judges didn't seem to like it. Keep in mind her speech basically lays out the plan of salvation and a challenge to spread the news. (She does this in the form of a newscast during the last days when the earth is taken captive.) One would have to wonder if that particular judge might have been under conviction. Very powerful speech. While Kali is giving her speech, I am judging various types of speeches. I am slated to judge in semi-finals and finals for speeches, so I am being selective in what I judge now. I am also slated to judge Team Policy Debate in their final round. What an honor to even be considered for that. TP Finals are the big event of the last day. There will also be criminal level judges, senators, and local businessmen judging - a panel of seven total. Thanks again for all the wonderful comments and emails. We love you guys and are so honored that you would pray for Kali and the message she has to deliver. And, of course, we want to go to Nationals as well. It's Kali's first year so we are thrilled with her progress so far. Blessings today! I'll try to update tonight or tomorrow morning. From Fayetteville...

5 comments:

Whitney said...

Praying for the both of you, guys :) Good luck, Kali!

Patti said...

Lord, use Kali in getting Your message across to these potentially influencial people. Bless her words & actions. Give Alice the strength & wisdom she needs to judge rightly. Thank You for putting her in this position of honor.
Amen

Rafter's-n-Henderson said...

Kali - you are doing a great job. So many are proud of you. You and your mom are in our prayers. Stay strong and know that we are all thinking of you. Wish I could hear you give your speech ...

Alice.- The amazing mom of Kali. What an honor to judge speeches.... This must be difficult though.

I hope you both feel accomplished at the end of the day. ... Prayers and Hugs... Jaime

Wife and Mom said...

I have had you guys on my mind and heart. Tell Kali that I am pulling for her.

Lisa Ann said...

Praying it all goes well for Kali. Sounds like a very gifted young lady.



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