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photo This year has been crazy.  If you’ve followed my facebook updates, you’ll know that Little and our 2 oldest traveled back to Uganda to bring JuJu and Mo home at the end of May, right in the middle of our summer staff training.  Holloway life isn’t easy or calm, but JuJu and Mo have fit right into the chaos. While we still have to go through the United States adoption process, I plan to update you guys on how things ended up on the Ugandan side of things throughout the next month.

I can’t begin to express in words how overwhelming the support our family has received throughout all of this has been.  I’m so grateful for each of you.

Our SWO14 summer was great, and I’m excited to have this website up and running again.  As most of you know, things don’t really ever slow down for us here—I love it! We’ve already had a couple retreats and one conference.  Most of you are already back in the swing of school and work.  As you get into a rhythm this fall, I want to leave you with this resounding truth in 2 Timothy 3:16, “All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.”  In the busy-ness of work, Scripture is sufficient.  For the single mom trying to make ends meet, His Word is enough.  College student, the Bible is alive and applicable for your circumstances.

It’s easy to let our situations dictate our thoughts, emotions, decisions, etc.  I challenge you in this new season to establish yourself in the Truth.  Abide in His Word, daily, and let it change you.

 

‘til the whole world hears,

brody

'Get up and Teach' — A Word from Kilby
Hi everyone! Sooo it has been really long since I blogged, but I am blogging now so here it goes!
When I was 6 years old, God called me to India, South Asia. Now this was a place I didn't even really know about until He called me there. At first I just thought: "Oh, right! He wants a 6-year-old to go all the way to the other side of the world and do missions... Sure." But of course that is what we all would have probably thought!
So the next couple of months God really laid this place called "India" on my heart. So, I stopped fighting! I stopped fighting and listened for the will of the Father! I realized that if God is really controlling my life, I should not be in the drivers seat. I should be along for the ride! And that is what happened.
I started praying for the people of India and actually learning about it! I told my dad that God had called me there, and I wanted to go  "scouting it out for the future." At first he didn't think much about it, but when I wouldn't stop bugging him and bugging him about going, he finally gave in! He told me that (this was the summer after I had turned 9) if I raised enough money for him, me and my mom to go, we would.
Finally, after three years,  I got enough for three two-way tickets to Mumbai, India! We were going! it was finally happening. We went in January of 2012, and I had such an amazing time the week I was in India!!!!
When I got back, I could NOT stop thinking about India and when I could go again and when I could move there. I didn't want to wait for forever to go back — I wanted to go back then and minister to the people of Mumbai! But then, one morning during my Bible study, I realized something amazing! Christ didn't go far from his home town to minister, to preach the Gospel! America is just as blinded, filthy and lost as any third-world country. We are just affected differently by sin! We don't have to go to India, or Korea, or China to tell the Gospel. We have the perfect opportunity to everyday at school, on the street or in your neighborhood! And usually we blow that amazing opportunity because of our lazy nature.
Get up and teach, preach and disciple: "Go and Make disciples of all..."
      -Kilby Holloway
Not another textbook.

Fall is one of the most enjoyable times of year for my family and for the staff at SWO.  We maintain a pretty busy schedule at camp, but the groups have a different dynamic.  We  get a lot of Christian schools bringing students in for fall retreats.  These groups pose a unique challenge because the students have a lot of knowledge of the bible, but often are numb to the life-transforming power of the Gospel.  I have been challenged a lot lately from 1 Corinthians 2 to understand that, no matter how great of a knowledge I have of the bible, the Holy Spirit must give me discernment and bring conviction to my life.  Otherwise, the Bible is just a textbook.   This explains how even nonbelievers can have a pretty good knowledge of the bible and be unmoved by it’s power. I want to surrender to the authority of the Scripture and receive the discernment of the Holy Spirit.  The bible is NOT a textbook.  It is life and revelation and power.  Submit to it.