Archive for August 11th, 2007

AKL’s Tribute for Andrew Allard

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We hung out in Hooksett today and joined with about 50+ people who were attending a tribute for Andrew Allard. For those who are unfamiliar with who Andrew is:

Andrew was a 13 year old student and a very active member of GCC and Impact. In March of this year Andrew contracted meningitis and passed away just hours later. Andrew had a huge heart for people and always wanted to connect people with Jesus. His favorite verse was john 3:16 and he never stopped sharing it with everyone he met. He played in the Impact Student Worship Team as well as being a member of the band AKL, which one first place in the battle of the bands at the Hooksett Old Home Days in 2006.

AKL, the band that Andrew was a part of put together a concert for us while we were there and they played in honor of Andrew. The boys did a great job with the music and included a song written by Joey for Andrew titled “You Will Never Be Forgotten”. The song is very powerful and comes straight from Joey’s heart.

Many people were given an opportunity to help raise funds for the Andrew Allard Memorial Youth Center that we will be building at GCC. If you would like to help fund this building project in honor of Andrew Allard you can send your checks, made payable to Grace Capital Church – memo: Andrew Allard Memorial Youth Center, to Grace Capital Church, 542 Pembroke St, Pembroke, NH 03275.

Patriots Preseason Game 1

“Well, it’s a start.” Those were the words of coach Bill Belichick as well as myself.  It’s game 1 of the preseason and after a long day at Water Country with the youth it was a great way to spend the evening.  It was great to see all of the new pickups that the Pats have made during the off season.  I know Pastor Peter won’t like seeing Wes Welker playing in the red, white & blue but I guess the fish (I know a dolphin is a mammal – this isn’t a marine biology blog, loosen up!)  couldn’t keep him around.  He’ll be  a great addition to the receivers on offense.

Overall, yes, they lost.  But it’s preseason…  so what!  My question to you all as Fall is on its final approach – “Are you ready for some football?!”  Every Sunday at our house, bring some munchies to share and we’ll pack you all in to watch the game.

This week begins my vacation week and Kim and I are headed down to the final open practice day down at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday evening.  I’ll post some pics from there to share with y’all.