Blessings, Prayer Requests, and Schedule

Last Week’s Blessings:

  • Our continued safety as Bruce and his workmate have shifted jobs and have been hanging new siding on the Leather Shop and recently have been working from the shop’s roof.
  • The wonderful weather we’ve been enjoying and the opportunity to simply relax outside our home during our time off.

You can pray: 

  • Our safety while we work at Camp Timber-lee as Bruce will be working again from a porch roof to replace and paint new siding. Also, that the weather will cooperate and not be too hot and humid while we work outdoors.
  • For several of our friends who are dealing with health issues and other struggles that distract them seeing the power of God working in their lives. 
  • For our strategy to find and volunteer to help ministries that are in most need of what we can offer.
  • That we keep our eyes always open for opportunities and strength to serve and bless others around us wherever we are. 

Calendar of Activities (subject to change): 

  • September 2021, Camp Timber-Lee.
  • September 18-30, travel to New Life Ranch in Colcord, OK, visiting friends along the way as we did last year at this time! 😄
  • October 2021, New Life Ranch
  • November 2021, Riverbend Retreat Center in Glen Rose, TX
  • December 2021, Lake Lavon Camp and Conf. Center in Princeton, TX
  • January 2022, SOWER Ministry in Lindale, TX
  • February 2022, the SOWER project at the ALERT Academy?
  • March 2022, Do we head east or west; (see prayer request above)? 🤔 

2021 08 30 Blessings:

  • Our daughter and granddaughter’s safety as they were involved in a late-night hit-and-run accident while returning home. They are physically okay, but their truck sustained a bit of damage. 
  • Our safety as we traveled from SD to WI. We and our home arrived safe and sound.
  • The larger fuel tank we had installed in Idaho Falls has been a huge blessing as it has allowed us the range to reach and take advantage of lower fuel prices along our route.
  • Meeting our new SOWER team mates with whom we will work the next three weeks. 

You can pray: 

  • That everything will work out okay with insurance, repairs, etc. regarding our daughter’s hit-and-run accident.
  • Our safety while we work at Camp Timber-lee. That the weather will cooperate and not be too hot and humid while we work outdoors.
  • That we keep our eyes always open for opportunities to serve and bless others around us wherever we are. 

Calendar of Activities (subject to change): 

  • September 2021, Camp Timber-Lee.
  • September 18-30, travel to New Life Ranch in Colcord, OK
  • October 2021, New Life Ranch
  • November 2021, Riverbend Retreat Center in Glen Rose, TX
  • December 2021, Lake Lavon Camp and Conf. Center in Princeton, TX
  • January 2022, SOWER Ministry in Lindale, TX
  • February 2022, the SOWER project at the ALERT Academy?
  • March 2022, Do we head east or west? 🤔 

2021 08 23 Blessings:

  • Job safety and health as we finished our last week at Cedar Canyon Camp.
  • Our little dog, Lucky, is turning into an almost different dog. Since he has been with us, he has unbeknownst to us suffered from a life-long dental problem. Now that he is no longer in pain from bad teeth, he is doing so much  better and even has a shine to his eyes that we’ve not seen before. 
  • Our “stranded” SOWER friends were able to get back on the road finally after their 4 week delay. They are doing well and back to enjoying their travels to their next project! 👏
  • The predicted severe thunderstorms last week were not as severe as anticipated and produced no hail or other problems where we were.
  • Our wonderful relaxed time at Theodore Roosevelt Nat’l Park last weekend; (check out our pictures on our Facebook page!). 😄
  • The great fuel price we found in Bismarck, ND at the local Costco!

You can pray: 

  • Our safety as we travel to Timber-Lee Camp. We will be staying at an Army Corp of Engineers campground in ND, a SOWER project in SD, Fort Belmont in MN, and a private farm in WI! 
  • That we will find suitable fuel prices as we travel. The extended fuel tank we added in Idaho Falls as been a huge blessing, allowing us to save considerably!
  • That we keep our eyes always open for opportunities to serve and bless others around us wherever we are. 

Calendar of Activities (subject to change): 

  • August 21-27, travel to Camp Timber-Lee in WI
  • September 2021, Camp Timber-Lee.
  • September 18-30, travel to New Life Ranch in Colcord, OK
  • October 2021, New Life Ranch
  • November 2021, Riverbend Retreat Center in Glen Rose, TX
  • December 2021, Lake Lavon Camp and Conf. Center in Princeton, TX
  • January 2022, SOWER Ministry in Lindale, TX
  • February 2022, the SOWER project at the ALERT Academy?
  • March 2022, Do we head east or west? 🤔 

2021 08 16 Blessings:

  • Safety while mitigating the near catastrophe in the camp’s water supply pump/valve pit.
  • Our little dog, Lucky, had 32 teeth extracted this week. The vet here was great and he is finally eating soft food, after 4 days of ignoring any food offerings. So thankful God provided the funds and the help he needed.
  • Being able to continue helping our “stranded” SOWER friends with meals and a place to hang out. They are still working at the camp while awaiting the repair of their motorhome which is now promised for this week (barring any further problems). 
  • Some beautiful weather for a couple of days last week. We were able to sit outside and enjoy comfortable, dry temperatures. 
  • We planned our route to our next project at Timber-Lee Camp in Wisconsin and have all our reservations confirmed at the various places we will stay. We plan to visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota for a day on the way to WI. 

You can pray: 

  • That our SOWER friends with whom we worked at MAF will get their “home” back soon so they can get restocked and back on the road, and that God will use this time for His glory.
  • Our safety as we work on potentially high places and with power tools.
  • That we will stay cool with the higher temps expected this week, for the weather to moderate soon and no severe thunderstorms; (this area is known for its sudden and  severe thunderstorms with hail!).
  • That fuel prices will start to come down before we head out this Saturday. They are incredibly high in this area right now!
  • That we keep our eyes always open for opportunities to serve and bless others around us wherever we are. 

Calendar of Activities (subject to change): 

  • August 19, complete Cedar Canyon Wesleyan Camp in South Dakota.
  • August 21-27, travel to Camp Timber-Lee in WI
  • September 2021, Camp Timber-Lee in Wisconsin.
  • September 18-30, travel to New Life Ranch in Colcord, OK
  • October 2021, New Life Ranch in Colcord, OK
  • November 2021, Riverbend Retreat Center in Glen Rose, TX
  • December 2021, Lake Lavon Camp and Conf. Center in Princeton, TX
  • January 2022, possibly work a SOWER project at the ALERT Academy?
  • February 2022, ????

2021 08 09 Blessings:

  • Safely completing a variety of tasks at the camp, including cleaning out gutters on a two-story building.
  • Continuing to help our “stranded” friends from our June project at MAF with meals and a place to hang out who are still awaiting the repair of their motorhome.  
  • Getting to know our new SOWER friends and some of the staff here.
  • Wisdom as we plan our route to our next project, Timber-Lee Camp in Wisconsin.
  • Visiting some of the surrounding area of Rapid City before the deluge of motorcyclists descended on the area.

You can pray: 

  • That our SOWER friends with whom we worked at MAF will get the parts they need soon so they can get back on the road and that God will use this time for His glory.
  • Our safety as we work on potentially high places and with power tools.
  • That we will stay cool with higher temps and moderate weather (this area is known for its severe thunderstorms).
  • That we keep our eyes always open for opportunities to serve and bless others around us wherever we are. 

Calendar of Activities (subject to change): 

  • August 2021, Cedar Canyon Wesleyan Camp in South Dakota.
  • August 21-27, travel to Camp Timber-Lee in WI
  • September 2021, Camp Timber-Lee in Wisconsin.
  • September 18-30, travel to New Life Ranch in Colcord, OK
  • October 2021, New Life Ranch in Colcord, OK
  • November 2021, Riverbend Retreat Center in Glen Rose, TX
  • December 2021, Lake Lavon Camp and Conf. Center in Princeton, TX
  • January 2022, possibly working a SOWER project at the ALERT Academy?
  • February 2022, ????