I have some sad news, girls. VESSELS will be delayed until January 2016. I know, I know, I am super sad about this, too. But let me explain.

Around the first of August, I came down with a horrible virus that kept me in bed for about a week. I started to get slightly better after about 7 days, but then developed a horrible cough and eventually a bad case of pneumonia. I was in the hospital for five days and went home having to wear oxygen for about a week.

While I no longer have a cough and my oxygen levels are safe, the recovery is very slow. My lungs are weak and my body is pretty zapped from being so ill. I have a hard time catching my breath after walking just a short distance or going up the stairs. But the main thing is that I am just really, really exhausted. I’m doing just the basics to care for my family and trying to spend a lot of time resting.

I’ve been blessed with an amazing community of friends and family who have surrounded our family with meals, childcare, rides to school, encouragement, prayers and more. I’m not sure how our family would have survived the month of August without their help.

After talking with FBCI leadership and my VESSELS team, we feel that it’s best that VESSELS starts when I am fully recovered and have the energy to devote to VESSELS. Initially, I thought I’d be fine by the first of October. Unfortunately, over the last couple of weeks, I’ve realized that more time is needed. I’ve shed more than a few tears because I already miss you girls so much, but I know that God’s timing is perfect.

So here is the plan: We will kick-off VESSELS with a fabulous Christmas Party on Wednesday, Dec. 9th at 6:15. Remember last year, how we all got dressed up and celebrated with great glittering style? Yes! We are going to do that, AGAIN! It will be a night to reconnect. Then, we will resume our regular VESSELS Wednesday night schedule on January 6.

In the meantime, if you come to Faith Bible Chapel on Wednesday nights, there is still a place for you. Head down the East Gym to the Kids of Faith Clubhouse (6:30-8 pm).

Thanks for understanding, girls. I miss you. Love, Teacher Janna

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