Blessings, Prayer Requests, and Schedule

Last Weeks’ Blessings:

  • Safely completing our first week’s work at Lighthouse Christian Camp in Barker, NY.
  • Wonderful weather to be working outside.
  • Meeting our new SOWER friends and co-workers.
  • We determined that a hack to help defrost the refrigerator was actually the cause of our problem with it not working well. We now have a good reefer! 😄

You can pray: 

  • For our safety as we continue working at Lighthouse Christian Camp this week. The men will again be working around heavy equipment. 
  • Clean healing of a superficial head wound Bruce got on his forehead from a confrontation with the arm of our trailer awning (It looks pretty nasty so we are not posting a pic of this one).
  • For wisdom for us as we seek His direction to know where to serve the rest of this fall and winter. 
  • That we take advantage of the opportunities God places before us to serve and bless others around us, however we can and wherever we are. 

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

  • July 2022, Lighthouse Christian Camp, Barker, NY; 
  • July 16-29, traveling to Living Waters in Danforth, ME.
  • August 2022, Living Waters, Danforth, ME; 
  • Sept 2022, visiting family and friends along the return route from ME to TX
  • Oct 2022, SOWER Ministry, Lindale, TX (helping at the office).
  • Nov 2022? 🤔🙏
  • Dec 2022, Lake Lavon Camp, Princeton, TX 
  • Jan 2023? 🤔🙏
  • Feb 2023? 🤔🙏
  • March 2023, Calvary Commission Bible School, Lindale, TX
  • Mar 30-Apr 4, 2023, SOWER 40th Anniversary celebration, ALERT Academy, Big Sandy, TX
  • Apr 2023? 🤔🙏

2022 06 27 Blessings:

  • Safely arriving at Lighthouse Christian Camp in Barker, NY.
  • Visiting with Bruce’s cousin and his wife. The first time these two cousins have seen each other since about 1962!
  • Our friends, with whom we will be traveling and working the next couple of months, arrived safely at Heartland and traveled with us to settle at Lighthouse for the next three weeks of work.
  • Another potentially threatening storm passed us by last week, this time by only a few miles!  Though the camp was without power in 95+ degree weather for ~16 hours, they did not sustain any damage other than a few downed trees. We can’t keep saying this enough: “God is good … All the time!”
  • We had been unsettled about where to serve for September – November; nothing seemed to come together. Then we got a request to come back to cover the SOWER office in October, since the previously assigned couple were now not able to do it. If we wait on the Lord, he will direct our path!

You can pray: 

  • Our refrigerator is not working properly and we are having difficulty diagnosing the problem. Please ask for wisdom and discernment on how to get this back in good working order.  
  • For our safety as we begin working at Lighthouse. The men will be working around heavy equipment. 
  • For wisdom for us as we seek His direction on where to serve the rest of this fall and winter. 
  • That we take advantage of the opportunities God places before us to serve and bless others around us, however we can and wherever we are. 

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

  • July 2022, Lighthouse Christian Camp, Barker, NY; 
  • July 16-29, traveling to Living Waters in Danforth, ME.
  • August 2022, Living Waters, Danforth, ME; 
  • Sept 2022, visiting family and friends along the return route from ME to TX
  • Oct 2022, SOWER Ministry, Lindale, TX (helping at the office).
  • Nov 2022? 🤔🙏
  • Dec 2022, Lake Lavon Camp, Princeton, TX 
  • Jan 2023? 🤔🙏
  • Feb 2023? 🤔🙏
  • March 2023, Calvary Commission Bible School, Lindale, TX
  • Mar 30-Apr 4, 2023, SOWER 40th Anniversary celebration, ALERT Academy, Big Sandy, TX
  • Apr 2023? 🤔🙏

2022 06 20 Blessings:

  • Safely completing our last week of work at Heartland Conference Retreat Center. 
  • Our friends, with whom we will be traveling and working with the next couple of months, arrived safely at Heartland and we are now on the road together. 
  • Another potentially threatening storm passed us by, this time by only a few miles!  Though the area and camp were without power in 95+ degree weather for ~16 hours, they did not sustain any damage. We can’t keep saying this enough: “God is good … All the time!”

You can pray: 

  • Our safety as we travel to Lighthouse Christian Camp in Barker, NY. 
  • For the safety of all the SOWERs who ware traveling to their new locations to serve. 
  • For wisdom for us as we seek His direction on where to serve this fall and winter. 
  • That we take advantage of the opportunities God places before us to serve and bless others around us however we can and wherever we are. 

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

  • June 20-23, Travel to Lighthouse Christian Camp
  • July 2022, Lighthouse Christian Camp, Barker, NY; 
  • August 2022, Living Waters, Danforth, ME; 
  • Sept 2022? 🤔 🙏
  • Oct 2022? 🤔🙏
  • Nov 2022? 🤔🙏
  • Dec 2022, Lake Lavon Camp in Princeton, TX 
  • Jan 2023? 🤔🙏
  • Feb 2023? 🤔🙏
  • March 2023, Calvery Commission Bible School, Lindale, TX
  • Mar 30-Apr 4, 2023, SOWER 40th Anniversary celebration, ALERT Academy, Big Sandy, TX
  • Apr 2023? 🤔🙏

2022 06 14 Blessings:

  • Safely completing our second week of work at Heartland Conference Retreat Center. 
  • Safely replacing the set of leaf springs on our trailer’s forward axle, one of which was defective, broken, or bent. We are quite thankful that we found it before it sustained catastrophic failure and were able to replace it ourselves (with extra hands from one of our SOWER co-workers).  
  • The potentially threatening weather has for the most part continued to pass us by.  The last storm spawned six (6) tornados all around us! None of which were close to us. God is good … All the time!

You can pray: 

  • Our continued safety, health, and good weather as we work our last week in Ohio (i.e., no nasty storms that would damage our home).
  • SOWER friends with whom we will be working in New York will be traveling here from a different project in WI next Friday and Saturday. Please ask for safe travels for them. 
  • 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”): 

  • June 2022, Heartland Retreat and Conference Center, Marengo, OH
  • June 20-23, Travel to Lighthouse Christian Camp
  • 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 🤔
  • March 2023, Near Big Sandy, TX? 🤔

2022 06 06 Blessings:

  • Safely completing our first week of work at Heartland Conference Retreat Center. About 50% of Bruce’s time was spent on Zero-Turn mowers, mowing acres and acres of grass. (They have about 200 acres of grass that need to be mowed every week.) 
  • Having such a beautiful place to stay and work here at Heartland.
  • That potentially threatening weather has for the most part passed by us.
  • Our co-worker, Ray, did not have to have bypass surgery. The surgeon was able to open up arteries where previous bypasses were inserted. Hopefully, this will be a long-term, not temporary, fix.

You can pray: 

  • Safety, health, and good weather as we work our 2nd week in Ohio (i.e., no nasty storms that would damage our home).
  • Bruce and one of our SOWER co-workers will be replacing the leaf springs on one of our trailer axles this week. Please pray that all will go smoothly and there will be no problems. (During a routine pre-travel inspection, Bruce noticed one of the springs did not look right. It appears that it is either bent or perhaps cracked.)
  • 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”): 

  • 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 🤔
  • March 2023, Near Big Sandy, TX? 🤔