Ben and Kelly Crowe
Missionaries with The Master's Mission since 2007
Ben and Kelly have been on staff with The Master's Mission since 1994. Ben is the Instructor of the Building Construction and Drafting class. Kelly is involved in hospitality and hosting groups that visit the campus, along with homeschooling their children. Ben and Kelly are also actively involved in ministry at Little Snowbird Baptist Church. Their children (left to right) are Lindsey, Kennedy, Erica, Eleea, and Ethan.
Greetings from the Tribe of Benjamin!
It has been another fun and busy year here at TMM. Our training year began again in September. We have four families and one single guy. They are a great group and we are enjoying having them here. It is exciting to see all of them eager to serve the Lord with their lives. It is also a blessing that we get to serve with TMM and be a part of the training that helps prepare them for full time missions.
Our family is doing great and the kids are all growing way too fast! I think they have all grown a foot this year! Except ,maybe, Kennedy. She's been about the same height since she was 9! Kennedy actually turned 16 this summer and got her license. So hard to believe! Stay off the roads. Really. Ben is getting so old! He blames his hair line on Kennedy...and the rest of us! Kennedy is a junior this year and we are now looking for tutors for her Chemistry class. Call us. She is also playing the piano for the youth choir at church now and is amazingly talented. She has a beautiful voice and will sing at church, but only when we pay her off. We haven't been able to afford to have her sing too often! She plans on going to college so she is looking to take some early classes through the local community college next semester.
Ethan is now 13 and is sprouting like mad. He, like the rest of our crew, had the chance to play soccer in the county league this summer. He is in 8th grade this year and has been put to work here at TMM helping out with the weedeating. This is the first year he has outweighed his weedeater! He also got a new-to-him motorcycle that he is enjoying riding! His favorite hobbies are hanging out with Isaac, playing PS3, riding motorcycles and picking on all his sisters!
Lindsey also turned 13 on December 2nd. She has also grown like mad and is trying to pass Ben up in height! When she wears her heels, like she likes to do, we are all looking up at her! She is very mature for her age and, like Ethan, has been driving since she was about 7 or 8! She is our Martha Stewart and likes to bake anything, cook anything and do any type of craft project. She and her cousin Abby are always cooking something new for everyone to try! Lindsey and Ethan have gotten too old for our Snowbird basketball league. But, she is still an amazing ball player!
Erica is now 10. She is our girly-girl and loves wearing any kind of high heels! She will probably look like Tammy Fay once we let her start wearing make up! She is doing well with her 5th grade schooling. Erica has a beautiful voice and sings all the time. We have to limit her to 4 songs when she's in the shower! You can always hear her over everyone in the youth choir! Erica has also spent most of the year doing vision and occupational therapy so she's not a lethal weapon in heels! Our eye doctor was an answer to prayer! Like Paul says, “The world isn't fast enough to keep up with her!” She has already shown much improvement and we are so grateful to God!
Eleea is our youngest and craziest! She is a 20 year old in a very petite 9 year old body! She always has something witty to say, whether its okay to say or not!! She is in third grade and does well in school... when she's not trying to get out of doing it! She also played soccer this year and did very well at goalie. Her slide kick is also killer!
We have been fortunate to have a very healthy, happy 2011. God is so good to us. We have a wonderful family, a great church family and a precious TMM family. We are thankful to be a part of The Master's Mission and all it does. The small part we play here is such a blessing to us. We are grateful to all who help support us in the role we play here. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and an awesome 2012!!
With much love...Ben, Kelly, Kennedy, Ethan, Lindsey, Erica & Eleea