Tanner West is the 9 year old son of Brannon and Ann West. Tanner is the youngest of three children, his older sister and brother are Kaila and Colton Kirkpatrick. College View has been his home church his entire life, except for the three years that his family lived in Texas. Tanner was baptized into the church in June of 2013, shortly after making his profession of faith in Jesus Christ.
Tanner is a very creative kid; talking to him is always a lot of fun. When asked what his life ambitions were, he said he wanted to play soccer for Yale University, move to Canada, and solve the Rubik’s Cube. His favorite subject in school is Math, and he says this is partially because he has a very funny teacher and partially because he knows and can understand things that involve numbers. When he gets home from School, he likes to watch “Win, Loose, or Draw” on the TV and play with his two best friends, Alex and Hudson. Tanner is also writing an 8 page paper on the state of Arkansas, just for the fun of it. He loves learning new things, and shared that he has learned that Arkansas has the only Diamond mine that is open to the public.
One of the things that Tanner says he likes most is spending time with his dad. Brannon is a pilot, and tanner loves flying with him, saying, “I’m his co-pilot!” Sometimes, Tanner even gets to take over the plane’s controls. Brannon and Tanner have flown to several places together, including New Orleans. But they don’t just take to the skies together, Tanner also loves to go with his dad on Motorcycle trips. He says they rode to Illinois together last summer, on a trip that lasted several days. Tanner says that trip was a lot of fun, but he did get tired of sitting on the bike all day. It must have been worth it though, because he is hoping to make another long motorcycle trip in the future to visit a friend who moved to Michigan three years ago.
It is great to have Tanner as part of our church. If you have not gotten to know him yet, you should find an excuse to talk to this young man for a few moments. It will be worth your time.
Mackenzie has attended College View since she was in the 1st grade, and was baptized in the church in June 2013, after accepting Jesus Christ as her Savior. She is the 9 year old grand-daughter of Rachel Winberry. She is currently a 4th Grader at Central Elementary School, where her favorite subject is science. When asked why science was her favorite, she responded, “It is the most interesting and fun.” She also stated that she recently enjoyed dissecting a cow heart in class. She is a very smart girl who makes honor roll each grading period.
Mackenzie’s hobbies include drawing, reading, and playing computer games. While she says she enjoys drawing “anything”, she especially likes drawing pictures of events that have happened in her life. She loves to read, which contributes to her wide vocabulary. Her favorite genre is science-fiction, and she loves the “Emily Winsnap” book series. She also loves playing with her dog Jasper, a chihuahua/ terrier mix.
Mackenzie with a friend in Awana
Mackenzie is involved in our Awana ministry as well as GMA’s and Sunday School. Her favorite Bible verse is Revelation 22:13: “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
Kids love coming to College View on Wednesday nights for Awana. We try to make sure that Awana is fun and exciting every single week. One of the highlights for most kids is Game Time. If you have ever wondered what goes on during game time, then check out this quick video:
Our Game Time segment is a lot of fun. Here are a some pics of
College View kids at their finest:
We would love to have your child join us for all the fun. For more info about this ministry at College View, check out our Awana page.
The Awana Grand Prix is a Pinewood-Derby-style racing event in which clubbers race small wooden cars crafted by themselves with the help of a parent or other adult.
Clubbers create their very own Grand Prix race cars from kits, which are available for $3.00 each, consisting of a block of wood and a set of wheels and axles. They then go head-to-head with other clubbers’ cars on race day. Prior to the start of the race will be a time for a brief devotional, in which the message of the gospel will be presented. The top designs and fastest cars receive special awards while all competing clubbers earn a participation ribbon.
This is an incredibly fun event for the kid and parents, and we know you are going to have a great time. We will hold our Grand Prix on Saturday, May 3, 2014!
The 2014 Prayer Calendars for World Missions are available in the church foyer.
The prayer calendars highlight 53 missionaries and staff of the BMAA Missions Department. They are designed to be used over and over, year-round for as long as you like. Begin praying daily by simply flipping the page each day.