Blessings, Prayer Requests, and Schedule

Last Weeks’ Blessings:

  • Finding a leaking trailer tire on Saturday in time to have it replaced and safely remounted. 
  • Attending our youngest grandson’s choir concert.
  • Completing a major flowerbed refurbishment at our daughter’s home. It was long overdue and now looks wonderful. (Thanks to the help of one of our SOWER friends who pitched in to help!)
  • Safely helping the other half of the SOWER couple install an air conditioning upgrade on his two A/C units on his roof. Now his A/C/s run quieter and are much happier after the upgrade! 😄
  • Safely arriving at our first two stops on our trip to Heartland Retreat and Conference Center in OH.

You can pray: 

  • For travel safety, good weather, and safety for our home as we travel to Heartland Retreat and Conference Center. 
  • For our co-worker and SOWER office staff member who is struggling with a heart condition. He is facing the possibility of heart surgery at 79 years old. Please ask for wisdom for the doctors as they develop a course of action.
  • We have both come down with head colds. This is extremely rare for us. We’re doing okay, but would really like to recover quickly! 
  • That we keep our eyes always open for opportunities as well as the strength needed to serve and bless others around us, wherever we are. 

Calendar of Activities (question marks have not been “booked”): 

  • May 16-23, 2022 Gradually make our way to the Dayton, OH area.
  • May 23-26, 2022 Visit our dear friends, Mark and Judy, before moving on to our next project.
  • June 2022, Heartland Retreat and Conference Center, Marengo, OH
  • July 2022, Lighthouse Christian Camp, Barker, NY; 
  • August 2022, Living Waters, Danforth, ME; 
  • Sept 2022 Pilgrim Pines Conference Center, Swanzey, NH? 🤔
  • Oct 2022? 🤔🙏
  • Nov 2022? 🤔🙏
  • Dec 2022, Lake Lavon Camp in Princeton, TX 🤔

2022 05 09 Blessings:

  • For our safety and good health as we completed various maintenance tasks at the SOWER office. For being able to bless the ministry with the shutter renewal.
  • His protective hand that prevented potentially nasty weather from materializing near us! The worst of it always seemed to go around us.
  • His provision for us daily of our home, our clothing, food to eat! 😄

You can pray: 

  • That all these camps that the SOWERs serve will be at capacity this summer, after two years of minimal occupancy due to the COVID, so that young people will be able to learn about Jesus and the salvation He offers to those who truly believe.
  • We have one more overnight stay in MI that we still need to hear back from. We would like to visit this project as a possible future volunteer opportunity. Please ask that they will approve our stay. 
  • Safety as we travel to our next stop at Clear Lake Campground on Lake Lavon, and opportunities to be with our daughter and her family.
  • That we will continue to remain in good health so that we might be of service to Him.
  • That we keep our eyes always open for opportunities as well as the strength needed to serve and bless others around us, wherever we are. 

Calendar of Activities (question marks have not been “booked”): 

  • May 3-16, 2022 at Clear Lake COE campground near Princeton, TX (close to our daughter Sarah).
  • May 16-23, 2022 Gradually make our way to the Dayton, OH area.
  • May 23-26, 2022 Visit our friends Mark and Judy before moving on to our next project.
  • June 2022, Heartland Retreat and Conference Center, Marengo, OH
  • July 2022, Lighthouse Christian Camp, Barker, NY; 
  • August 2022, Living Waters, Danforth, ME; 
  • Sept 2022 Pilgrim Pines Conference Center, Swanzey, NH? 🤔
  • Oct 2022? 🤔🙏
  • Nov 2022? 🤔🙏
  • Dec 2022, Lake Lavon Camp in Princeton, TX 🤔

2022 04 24 Blessings:

  • For mental clarity and physical stamina during Bruce’s intense week of RV technician classes.
  • Safely returning from the National RV Training Academy (NRVTA, The Big Red Schoolhouse) in Athens, TX where Bruce became a registered RV technician.
  • Safety while working trimming tree limbs at the SOWER office and running power equipment (once again!). 
  • Our good health that allows us to continue in His service! 😄

You can pray: 

  • We continue to seek His wisdom regarding our future work projects: where He would have us serve in the light of high fuel prices and rising inflation. We know He will provide for what He asks us to do. We just want to be responsive to His leading, not just when or where WE want to go. 
  • That we keep our eyes always open for opportunities as well as the strength needed to serve and bless others around us, wherever we are. 

Calendar of Activities (question marks have not been “booked”): 

  • April 18-30, 2022, back at the SOWER office in Lindale to help with maintenance work around the office.
  • May 4-16, 2022 at Clear Lake COE campground near Princeton, TX (close to our daughter Sarah).
  • May 16-24, 2022 Gradually make our way to the Dayton, OH area.
  • May 25-26, 2022 Visit our friends Mark and Judy before moving on to our next project.
  • June 2022, Heartland Retreat and Conference Center, Marengo, OH
  • July 2022, Lighthouse Christian Camp, Barker, NY; 
  • August 2022, Living Waters, Danforth, ME; 
  • Sept 2022 head down through the eastern states to visit family and friends? 🤔
  • Oct 2022? 🤔🙏
  • Nov 2022? 🤔🙏
  • Dec 2022, Lake Lavon Camp in Princeton, TX 🤔

2022 04 10 Blessings:

  • Safely finishing our project work at Dry Creek Camp in Dry Creek, LA. 
  • Traveling to the SOWER Texas Roundup at the ALERT Academy. Although a small, 3-day gathering, it was great meeting new SOWER friends and reconnecting with old friends!
  • Safely moving to the SOWER office in Lindale, TX the first week of April where we will be working this month doing maintenance work around the office/property.
  • Safely traveling to the National RV Training Academy (The Big Red Schoolhouse) in Athens, TX where Bruce will undergo a week of intensive training on RV maintenance.
  • Safety from severe weather threats that seems to come through where we are each week. We are so thankful that our home has remained safe. 
  • Our good health that allows us to continue in His service! 😄

You can pray: 

  • For mental clarity and physical stamina during this week’s classes. 
  • For Ray who directs the SOWER ministry from the Lindale office. He will be undergoing a heart cath this Tuesday afternoon.
  • We continue to seek His wisdom regarding our future work projects: where He would have us serve in light of high fuel prices and rising inflation. We know He will provide for what He asks us to do. We just want to be responsive to His leading, not just when or where WE want to go. 
  • That we keep our eyes always open for opportunities as well as the strength needed to serve and bless others around us, wherever we are. 

Calendar of Activities (question marks have not been “booked”): 

  • April 10-17, 2022 National RV Training Academy, Athens, TX.
  • April 18-30, 2022, back to the SOWER office in Lindale to help with maintenance work around the office.
  • May 2022? Perhaps take some time off from SOWER projects and work on “home” projects (or just rest)
  • June 2022? 🤔🙏
  • July 2022, Lighthouse Christian Camp, Barker, NY; 
  • August 2022, Living Waters, Danforth, ME; 
  • Sept 2022 head down through the eastern states to visit family and friends? 🤔
  • Oct 2022? 🤔🙏
  • Nov 2022? 🤔🙏
  • Dec 2022, Lake Lavon Camp in Princeton, TX 🤔