Blessings, Prayer Requests, and Schedule

Last Week’s 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? 🤔 

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? 🤔