Blessings, Prayer Requests, and Schedule

Last Month’s Blessings:

  • Our safety as the men worked on roofs, from ladders and using power tools and nail guns. 
  • Working at another wonderful SOWER camp with a wonderful staff. 
  • Wonderful time of fellowship with our SOWER friends, both new and old, at Riverbend Retreat Center. We worked hard and enjoyed many hours of good fellowship time.
  • Arriving safe and sound at Lake Lavon Camp and getting set up for our next assignment! The SOWERs with whom we worked at Riverbend are all safe at their next project. 
  • Being able to spend more time with our daughter and her family now that we are a bit closer to their home.

You can pray: 

  • For our safety as we begin our project work at Lake Lavon Camp.
  • For sweet times of fellowship and visiting with family and friends near here (Lake Lavon Camp).
  • That we keep our eyes always open for opportunities and strength to serve and bless others around us wherever we are. 

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

  • December 2021, Lake Lavon Camp and Conf. Center in Princeton, TX
  • January 2022, SOWER Ministry headquarters in Lindale, TX
  • February 2022, Forest Glen Springs Camp in Rosebud, TX
  • March 2022, Dry Creek Baptist Camp in Dry Creek, LA
  • March 27-30, 2022 SOWER Texas Round-up at ALERT Academy, Big Sandy, TX
  • April 2022, ALERT Academy, Big Sandy, TX
  • May 2022? 🤔
  • 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?

Last October’s Blessings:

  • Our safety as the men worked on roofs staining with an oil-base stain. It was extremely slippery, yet they all were protected and safe. 
  • Working at one of the prettier SOWER camps with a wonderful staff. 
  • Our safety as a tornado warning went out at about 1 AM one morning. It was a nasty thunderstorm that passed through, but we were safe from both lightening and tornados. 
  • Wonderful time of fellowship with our SOWER friends at New Life Camp. We worked hard and enjoyed many hours of fellowship.
  • Arriving safe and sound at East Burns Run COE campground on Lake Texoma and having a quiet rest.

You can pray: 

  • Healing and controlled pain for our niece who had an extensive third surgery on her ankle this week.
  • For our safety as we travel to Riverbend Retreat in Glen Rose, TX this week. 
  • For the safety of the other three SOWER couples as they travel to their next locations.
  • That we keep our eyes always open for opportunities and for strength to serve and bless others around us wherever we are. 

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

  • Oct 23-28 Travel to Riverbend Retreat Center
  • November 2021, Riverbend Retreat Center in Glen Rose, TX
  • December 2021, Lake Lavon Camp and Conf. Center in Princeton, TX
  • January 2022, SOWER Ministry headquarters in Lindale, TX
  • February 2022, Forest Glen Springs Camp in Rosebud, TX
  • March 2022, Dry Creek Baptist Camp in Dry Creek, LA
  • April 2022, head east to visit family and friends
  • May 2022, Spring Hill Camp Indiana, Seymour, IN? 🤔
  • June 2022; Heartland RV Rally, Goshen, IN?🤔
  • 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?

2021 10 04 Blessings:

  • Safely arriving at New Life Ranch in Colcord, OK and getting our home set up for our three-week stay.
  • Watching the 27 head of horses the ranch uses for their trail rides in the pastures beside the RV park. 
  • Wonderful time of fellowship with our young friends from Lynchburg, VA at New Tribes Mission.
  • Our two weeks of R&R as we made our way from WI to OK.
  • Meeting our new SOWER workmates and having wonderful times of fellowship each day. 

You can pray: 

  • Our safety as we work on prepping and staining the New Life Ranch chapel. 
  • Continue praying for the strategy we need to find volunteer opportunities that help ministries that are in most need of what we can offer. We’re still undecided as to where to go next spring. 
  • That we keep our eyes always open for opportunities to share God’s love with others  as well as strength to serve and bless those around us wherever we are. 

Calendar of Activities (subject to change): 

  • October 2021, work project at New Life Ranch
  • October 23-28, 2021 travel to Riverbend Retreat Center in Glen Rose, TX
  • November 2021, Riverbend Retreat Center in Glen Rose, TX
  • December 2021, Lake Lavon Camp and Conf. Center in Princeton, TX
  • January 2022, SOWER Ministry headquarters in Lindale, TX
  • February 2022, Forest Glen Springs Camp in Rosebud, TX? 🤔
  • March 2022, Dry Creek Baptist Camp in Dry Creek, LA? 🤔
  • April 2022, head east to visit family and friends? 🤔 

2021 09 27 Blessings:

  • Our safety as Bruce and his workmate were hanging new siding on the Leather Shop and from the shop’s roof. It was not too high, but high enough to cause real damage if they fell.
  • Watching God’s creations, the deer, cranes, geese, and turkeys, wander about the RV park. 
  • Wonderful time of fellowship with our friends in Marthasville, MO.
  • Riding a small segment of the Katy Trail after 25 years of hearing about it.
  • Safety as we traveled from Camp Timber-lee to our current location in Roach, MO. 

You can pray: 

  • Our safety as we travel to New Life Ranch in Colcord, OK this week. 
  • For our strategy to find volunteer opportunities that help ministries that are in most need of what we can offer. We’re still undecided as to where to go next spring. 
  • That we keep our eyes always open for opportunities and for strength to serve and bless others around us wherever we are. 

Calendar of Activities (subject to change): 

  • 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 headquarters in Lindale, TX
  • February 2022, Forest Glen Springs Camp in Rosebud, TX? 🤔
  • March 2022, Dry Creek Baptist Camp in Dry Creek, LA? 🤔
  • April 2022, head east to visit family and friends? 🤔 

2021 09 17 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? 🤔