Thursday, July 13, 2006

Some Catching Up To Do

It has been a while and I have a lot of catching up to do!

I hope you all have taken the time to read the Newsletter (remember that if you would like to have it sent to your e-mail address please drop us a note) and the Coffee Talk.

We have been so blessed these last couple of months.

I think I will have to back up fairly far though I must say when I don’t keep up it is awfully hard to recall everything since all of it happens in such a short time and over hundreds, sometimes thousands, of miles.

I can imagine that some of you might be wondering when we might break down again so that things would get a little more exciting on these updates! We have been told that our life sounds like a soap opera! Of course, we are not sad at all that we have not broken down. More than that while we were in Texas we were given new front tires for the bus, which was sorely in need of them. In Nebraska we had our brakes reworked (courtesy on Tony and Larry) and found that 3 of the 7 springs were broken on the one side of the bus. We can not say how relived we were that we were not driving along some time and just have those snap. God is good and we must be getting better at hearing when to stop and go!

After spending time in Rockdale and Palacios we headed to Nebraska again (the destination we were still headed to after 2 months) and stopped by to visit a church that we had not visit for almost three years. We were welcomed there by some friends of ours who volunteer and a Baptist Encampment (where we stayed) and spent Easter with them. We also got a chance to speak to their youth and to meet an hispanic congregation. Our time there was great and we plan to stop in again before another three years!

Larry and Stacey, Larry’s sons Anton and Clayton showed us much hospitality while we were in Nebraska. As I said, Tony and Larry reworked the breaks and fixed the springs. Larry, Stacey and Clayton are remodeling a semi trailer and a bus (Clayton’s bus) to move full time on the road as ministers. We have met and worked with Larry and Stacey the two years that we have been to Sturgis and will be working together again this year. It was good to be able to spend time talking about those things and encouraging them on. We also were blessed to find hearts open to Jesus and how He was/is moving. We are blessed, once again, to have God put in our lives people who are ready to take another step and just need a little encouragement. Thank you guys for everything!

Leaving Nebraska we headed to Wyoming, yes, it is that time of year again. We have not been back for around 8 months or so now and it was time, also this is the time that we have to do what we need to do at our currant “home base” before we hit a crazy summer. Pat (Tracy’s mom) has been such a help to us for the time that we have been ministering on the road. All this would be virtually impossible if she did not take care of all of the things that need done while we are traveling i.e. banking, mail, phone, encouragement, all of the corp. Sole paper work. Please keep her in her prayers as she is working for those of you who don’t know she is a quadriplegic and at the moment is having slight health troubles.

We are all looking forward to being very busy this summer but seeing God move in a new way. Things are changing for us once again, they never do stay the same, and it is a change that we are looking forward to. We are not completely sure as of yet what kind of shape this change will be taking as just the tip of it is visible right now.

We have been blessed and blessed and we have been able to be the tools of God’s encouragement in other’s lives also and that is the ultimate blessing for us.

If you did not receive the notice then here are some news flashes:

1. We do have a demo CD. It has three songs on it (one in Spanish) we hope to make a full-length disk here soon but we will see. If you would like to receive one of these please e-mail us with your address to: . We also ask that you do send a enough to cover the postage the rest is up to what God lays on your heart.

2. We have brochures! this summer is the “Set Apart to Serve” campaign. You will be seeing some more changes on the web site as we change to better encourage you. If you would like to receive a brochure please drop us a note with your address, again: .

I am sure that you have noticed the new menu bar that has been put in. I hope that it has made your whole experience on our web site more user-friendly not to mention a little neater looking! Thank you once again Ryan for all of your hard work.

Blessings on you all.

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