Blessings, Prayer Requests, and Schedule

Last Week’s Blessings:

  • Arriving safe and sound at our new project and meeting our new teammates.
  • Once again visiting with our friends from our June project at MAF and being here to help them in whatever way we can.  
  • Having such a beautiful place to stay for the next month. (You can see our view out our living room window in the pictures link to our blog above.)
  • Our Escapade 2021 SOWER team have all made it safely to their next destination.
  • That we did find some time to just relax a bit before jumping into our next project.

You can pray: 

  • That our SOWER friends with whom we worked at MAF will get the parts they need to get back on the road, and that God will use this time for His glory.
  • It is going to get hot here again this week, Please pray that our A/C units will continue to perform well under such extreme continuous operation with these continued high temps.
  • 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.
  • September 2021, Camp Timber-Lee in Wisconsin.
  • 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, ????

2021 07 26 Blessings:

  • An amazing week of working together at Escapade 2021 as noted above. 
  • Being able to purchase a couple of safety upgrades for our “home-on-wheels” at event prices and also get them successfully installed.
  • Safe travel to a nice campground in Worland, WY, an oasis in the stifling heat.
  • Amazing opportunities to share about the SOWER ministry with so many folks and running into so many like-minded fellow RVers!

You can pray: 

  • That a couple of our fellow SOWERs we worked with are experiencing breakdowns of their RV’s will get the help they need to get back on the road and that God will use this time for His glory.
  • That we will truly take advantage of this down time to rest a bit before we dive into our next project.
  • Safety as we travel to our next two destinations this week, Piedmont, and Rapid City, SD.
  • That our A/C units will continue to perform well under such extreme continuous operation with these record high temps.
  • 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): 

  • July 24-30 Travel to Rapid City, SD
  • August 2021, Cedar Canyon Wesleyan Camp in South Dakota.
  • September 2021, Camp Timber-Lee in Wisconsin.
  • 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, ????

2021 07 19 Blessings:

  • Safe travel to a wonderful private dairy farm in Afton, WY where we spent the night for free and then on to Rock Springs, WY for Escapade 2021.
  • Several more great evenings with our son and grandson before leaving for Rock Springs and our next projects!
  • Amazing opportunities to share about the SOWER ministry with so many folks, many of whom seem genuinely interested!
  • That we were able to find suitable places to stay during these exceptionally hot temperatures. Due to the heat, we are not able to travel without electricity to power our air conditioners (and having those are a huge blessing too!).

You can pray: 

  • That we will be able to share the SOWER ministry with those who need to hear, and that we will also have ears and hearts to simply listen to those who are lonely and need someone to talk to. (We have had many widows and widowers stop at our table who needed a listening ear.)
  • For energy and patience while here at Escapade manning the Sower table in a tent without air-conditioning and temps in the high 90’s.
  • Safety as we travel to Worland, WY for a few days of rest and then on to Rapid City, SD where we will join our team at Cedar Canyon Camp for our August project.
  • 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): 

  • July 17-23, Escapade 2021, Rock Springs, WY, manning the SOWER booth at the rally; (https://escapade.escapees.com). 
  • July 24-30 Travel to Rapid City, SD
  • August 2021, Cedar Canyon Wesleyan Camp in South Dakota.
  • September 2021, Camp Timber-Lee in Wisconsin.
  • 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, ????

2021 07 14 Blessings:

  • Safe travel to and from Challis Hot Springs where we spent another wonderful weekend with Katie’s sister and brother-in-law.
  • Several more evenings with our son and grandson!
  • A great visit to the Old Faithful Christian Ranch as noted above. 
  • Lucky’s eyelid stitches were removed and he is doing very well.

You can pray: 

  • Safety as we travel to Rock Springs, WY for the 2021 Escapade held by Escapees. We will spend one night at a private farm in route to keep the travel-day distance shorter. 
  • That we will be able to find suitable places to stay between the end of Escapade 2021 and the start of our project in Rapid City, SD.
  • Wisdom as we continue to find our new normal (see last week’s prayer request). We are still trying to find what our normal should be at this stage of life. Thus, we seek His wisdom as to how to best settle into this  lifestyle.
  • 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): 

  • July 15-16 Travel to Rock Springs, WY
  • July 17-23, Escapade 2021, Rock Springs, WY, manning the SOWER booth at the rally; (https://escapade.escapees.com). 
  • July 24-30 Travel to Rapid City, SD
  • August 2021, Cedar Canyon Wesleyan Camp in South Dakota.
  • September 2021, Camp Timber-Lee in Wisconsin.
  • 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, ????

2021 07 05 Blessings:

  • Spending precious times again with our son and his youngest two sons, as well as  Katie’s sister and brother-in-law.
  • Successful repairs as noted above at Smith RV in Idaho Falls, ID. They have always been a huge blessing to us each time we’ve gone there. 
  • Lucky’s eyelid surgery has healed nicely and there seem to be no complications. We will have the stitches taken out next week.
  • Wonderful places to stay and relax near Idaho Falls, ID. 😄

You can pray: 

  • Safety as we travel to Challis Hot Springs, ID for the weekend to spend time with Katie’s sister again. 
  • Wisdom as we continue to find our new normal. We returned from E. Asia to live in an RV full-time in Apr. 2019. That caused both reverse culture shock and new culture shock (the RV culture). After only a few months in this new environment, the nation began to struggle with the COVID pandemic. What was normal? Now, a year later as we emerge from the COVID fiasco and over two years as full-time RV’ers, we are still trying to find our “normal.” Thus, we seek His wisdom as to how to settle into this  lifestyle.
  • 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): 

  • Until July 15, 2021, Family time in ID and another camping trip to Challis Hot Springs, ID.
  • July 15-16 Travel to Rock Springs, WY
  • July 17-23, Escapade 2021, Rock Springs, WY, manning the SOWER booth at the rally; (https://escapade.escapees.com). 
  • July 24-30 Travel to Rapid City, SD
  • August 2021, Cedar Canyon Wesleyan Camp in South Dakota.
  • September 2021, Camp Timber-Lee in Wisconsin.
  • 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, ????