Monday, October 11, 2010

{Libby Ryder Golf outing} - guest post.

hello friends! I'm angie, libby's friend from kentucky. I'm hacking into libby's blog today for good reason! {sorry lib!}

I could sit here all day and write to you about how awesome libby is.  I could write about her and Justin's marriage, and the profound affect it has had on countless high school and college age people in the Kentucky and Virginia area.  I could write about Libby's friendship, and the never-failling encouragement she has been to me on so many levels.  Or I could say that everything you see on this blog, is legit.  To those who don't personally know libby...this is her, every bit of it.  And that is a rarity in this world.  I could write to you about their great hearts and passion for Christ, and their longing for their high school friends to know about Jesus and his Love.  Or that these are FAITHFUL people, and their trip to virginia from kentucky was nothing short of legit, blind faith: leaning on Jesus' strength and calling to a place of unknown, KNOWING Jesus was at work, and was calling them to something great.  I could also tell you that Libby, as a mother, would humble you.  As a mother myself, I got to witness this woman not only endure the trials of motherhood, and the humility and self-giving it brings.... but i got to witness this woman, who goes through chemotherapy, who has beaten her body to not only give her life to the calling Jesus has for her, but also give every bit of loving on and discipling her young daughter all in the midst of cancer.  Or I could write about Justin, a serving, giving husband who in the midst of his wife having cancer, has been so rooted in Jesus, his strength for his wife and daughter could only come from the one who gives LIFE.  His life alone is a walking testament to Colossians 1: In Him ALL things hold together.  In fact, Justin read that at our wedding.  Fitting.  His life fits it.

I could tell you all these things and write for even longer.  Instead, i'll call you to action.

This coming Saturday, October 16, There is a Golf outing being held for the Ryders'.  Our Dear friend Ryan has put together an awesome fundraising Golf Outing to help pay for the medical bills they will accumulate over the next year as Libby undergoes chemotherapy to kill her cancer.

You know what the best part is?  The money you pay to play golf and eat lunch will go directly to the Ryders'.

This is where you come in:  The information is at the bottom for if you would actually like to play in the outing or if you would simply like to sponsor a "hole."  I also understand though that there are people all over the world who are reading this blog, and are unable to make it to Kentucky.

So, if you would like to help in showering the Ryder's with His Unfailing Grace, you are still able to give even if you can't come!  Please email me at if you are interested in helping the Ryders' out monetarily, desiring to play in the golf tournament, or sponsoring a hole!

 I realize it's hard to express feelings through blog-land, but let me express how thankful this family is to the outpour of compassion this community has given them.  And thank you for the way you have been loving and encouraging our dear friends. They drink up your words of love and encouragement.  Keep pouring it, and let's light this thing up, and lift up our friends through this valley in life.

{Because of the LORD's great love we are not CONSUMED, for his compassions never fail. Lametations 3:22}
All to Him be the Glory.

{Libby Ryder Charity Golf Outing}

Saturday, October 16, 2010 

Kearney Hills Golf Course 3403 Kearney Rd., Lexington, KY

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. 
     Registration at Golf Course (same day registration, must come with a foursome)

8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Shotgun Start 

1:30 p.m. - ???? p.m. Lunch & Raffles
{Kearney Hills Club House following golf}

Fees: $80 per player.  Foursome Scramble Format.   
*Proceeds go to Justin and Libby Ryder

Includes: Green fees, cart, lunch

{Sponsorship Opportunities:} 
*Proceeds go to Justin and Libby Ryder
Hole Sponsor: $200

1 comment:

  1. to all those people-family, friends, strangers, brothers & sisters in Christ, blog heart felt thank you & appreciation, for your love and support of libby & Justin...and a special thanks for those of you that are playing in the golf outing, sponsoring a hole and/or giving a will be blessed by knowing the ryders and being a part of their story...blessings, Becky (sister)


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