Category: Update

Lake Lavon, A Winter Home

In December 2018 we were looking for a place to stay near our daughter for the holidays. In November 2018 we learned that Lake Lavon Camp and Conference Center had requested the assistance of the SOWER ministry. The only thing lacking for them to become a SOWER project was a SOWER sponsor. After visiting the…
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Mercy Ships Project Complete

“Whatever you are doing, work at it with enthusiasm,  as to the Lord and not for people,”  (Colossians 3:23, NET) This verse became our project verse. Of the four of us, only one loved to dig in the dirt and play with flowers. The other three were totally clueless when we started, and not much…
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Working in the Garden

“The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden … to work it and keep it.”  (Genesis 2:15, ESV) It was clear from the beginning of humankind and the first book of the Bible that we were created to work. God placed man in a garden (or orchard) and was told to…
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Making Disciples

“He has filled him with the Spirit of God—with skill, with understanding,  with knowledge, and in all kinds of work,”  (Exodus 35:30–31, NET) There are times we don’t feel we are contributing to God’s Kingdom work. We are not on the front line teaching or discipling others as we once were. After all, Jesus commanded:…
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A Wife of Noble Character

“Who can find a wife of noble character?For her value is far more than rubies.The heart of her husband has confidence in her, .…”(Proverbs 31:10–11, NET) The question “who can find a wife of noble character” in the scripture above does not suggest that such women are nonexistent but that they should be admired because…
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Friendship

“A friend loves at all times,  and a brother is born for adversity.”  (Proverbs 17:17, ESV) “So few of these kinds of relationships seem to exist in the world, even within churches. People like to get together and have casual fun, but walk (or run) away if a situation or friendship gets too difficult or…
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No Grass Growing Under Our Wheels

“The Lord will protect you from all harm;  he will protect your life.  The Lord will protect you in all you do,  now and forevermore.”  (Psalm 121:7–8, NET) It is not easy to post an update to our blog when we are constantly on the move! We’ve added a couple of short updates to our…
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Keeping Life Level

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”  (Psalm 119:105, ESV) We have had a blessed trip thus far from Danforth, ME to North East, MD, and the Sandy Cove Ministry. We’ve enjoyed seeing each of the small New England states and staying at unique places in our home-on-wheels!…
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Stirred to Volunteer

“Moses summoned Bezalel and Oholiab  and every skilled person in whom the Lord had put skill —everyone whose heart stirred him to volunteer to do the work,”  (Exodus 36:2, NET) In November 2021, when we arrived at our project at Riverbend Retreat, we were presented with a 10’x20’ concrete slab and asked to build a…
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Miracle on Ice

Dateline: Winter, 1980; Idaho Falls, ID.  Bruce was in the middle of a plant shutdown. Working for Westinghouse at the Naval Reactors Facility and the A1W prototype for the USS Enterprise was in a scheduled maintenance period. He and his engineers were at the site providing technical support. Two thousand four hundred miles away at…
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