Blessings, Prayer Requests, and Schedule

Last Week’s Blessings:

  • Completing our SOWER project at Mission Aviation Fellowship in Nampa, ID.
  • Our safety as we traveled from Nampa to Shelley, ID were we will be, off and on, until July 15.
  • Being able to visit with our son and grandson, sharing meals and working on projects together last weekend.
  • Special visits with Katie’s sister in Idaho Falls.

You can pray: 

  • Safety as we travel to and from Three Forks, MT to spend the weekend camping with Katie’s sister and brother-in-law.
  • Wisdom as we work on various preventative maintenance and minor repair projects this week. 
  • 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): 

  • June 19-23, visiting family near Idaho Falls
  • June 24-27, camping near Three Forks, MT with family.
  • June 28- 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, ????

2021 06 14 Blessings:

  • Completing our second week of our SOWER project at MAF. Katie and Ann worked in the kitchen helping to prepare snacks & meals for their Mobilization Dept. meetings. Bruce and Burneall finished washing the windows in both the administration and hanger buildings.
  • Participating in a strategizing meeting for possible future work in E. Asia. The meeting went well and we were blessed to be able to share a little of our experience overseas.
  • Being able to spend time with our dear friends from Pasco, WA, who came for a short visit to spend a little family time with their oldest son and his family who were part of the meetings here at MAF.
  • Enjoying the wonderful weather last week … before it heats up again this week!
  • Another sweet visit with Katie’s sister here in Boise.
  • Enjoying a meal of pizza with our fellow SOWER workers! 😄 

You can pray: 

  1. Work safety during our last week of service at MAF.  We will once again use power lawn equipment on Mow Monday. This is the one day a week that all maintenance personnel pitch in and do yard work (and this week they will be short handed). At this time we are not sure what else they will have us do.
  2. Wisdom as we tackle repairing the damaged slide mechanism screws and finding the necessary replacement screws to effect the repair of our RV’s bedroom slide.
  3. Safety as we travel to Idaho Falls this coming weekend. The weather is supposed to be sunny, but it will be quite hot!
  4. 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): 

  • June 17, finish our SOWER project at Mission Aviation Fellowship.
  • June 19-23, visiting family near Idaho Falls
  • June 24-27, camping near Three Forks, MT with family.
  • June 28- July 16, 2021, Family time in ID and another camping trip to Challis Hot Springs, ID.
  • July 16-23, Escapade 2021, Rock Springs, WY, manning the SOWER booth at the rally; (https://escapade.escapees.com). 
  • August 2021, Cedar Canyon Wesleyan Camp, in South Dakota.
  • September 2021, Timber-Lee Ministries, 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, SOWER project at the ALERT Academy?
  • February 2022, ????

2021 06 03 Blessings:

  • Having well functioning air conditioners in our home-on-wheels to combat the unseasonably hot temperatures last week. We are thankful the heat did not last but a few days and we are back to more normal temperatures.
  • Meeting some of the wonderful people who work at the MAF training headquarters.
  • Being able to spend some time with Katie’s sister, Peggy, over the weekend.
  • We were able to make reservations for most of our stay in the Idaho Falls area through mid-July. With the huge amount of increased RV travel this year, this was a huge blessing.

You can pray: 

  • Work safety during our second week of service at MAF. We are not working on ladders while washing windows, but we are using power lawn equipment on Mow Monday. This is the one day a week that all maintenance personnel pitch in and do yard work.
  • We have been asked to participate in a strategizing meeting for possible future work in E. Asia. Please ask for wisdom on how we can best help the folks here in their endeavor. 
  • Safety in their travels as our friends from Pasco, WA come for a visit here in Nampa. Their son (who we haven’t seen in seven+ years) and his family are also coming for work meetings. It will be fun to be  able to visit with everyone again! 😄 
  • That we keep our eyes always open for opportunities to serve and encourage others around us wherever we are. 

Calendar of Activities (subject to change): 

  • June 2021, SOWER project at Mission Aviation Fellowship.
  • June 24-27, camping near Three Forks, MT with family.
  • June 28- July 16, 2021, Family time in ID and another camping trip at Challis Hot Springs, ID.
  • July 16-23, Escapade 2021, Rock Springs, WY, manning the SOWER booth at the rally; (https://escapade.escapees.com). 
  • August 2021, Cedar Canyon Wesleyan Camp, in South Dakota.
  • September 2021, Timber-Lee Ministries, 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, SOWER project at the ALERT Academy?
  • February 2022, ????

2021 06 01 Blessings:

  • Our wonderful visit with our long-time, E. Asia friends  and their family in Pasco, WA.
  • Safely arriving at Mission Aviation Fellowship training center in Nampa, ID and being warmly welcomed by our new SOWER friends we will be working with this month. 
  • Absolutely beautiful weather for Memorial weekend. We were able to wash and wax the trailer and truck, give Lucky a needed bath and grooming, complete a few preventative maintenance items, and spend time getting to know our new SOWER workmates! The weekend went all too fast!
  • Learning more about the MAF mission and all they are doing worldwide. 

You can pray: 

  • Work safety as we begin our first week of service at MAF.
  • The weather forecast includes an excessive heat warning for this week. Please ask that we will be wise in how we pace ourselves for outdoor work and that we would work safely. 
  • Wisdom for our travel plans at the end of June as we head towards Idaho Falls. 
  • That we keep our eyes always open for opportunities to serve and encourage others around us on the road and wherever we currently call “home”. 

Calendar of Activities (subject to change): 

  • June 2021, SOWER project at Mission Aviation Fellowship.
  • June 24-27, camping near Three Forks, MT with Katie’s sister and brother-in-law.
  • June 28- July 16, 2021, Family time in ID and another camping trip at Challis Hot Springs
  • July 16-23, Escapade 2021, Rock Springs, WY, manning the SOWER booth at the rally; (https://escapade.escapees.com). 
  • August 2021, Cedar Canyon Wesleyan Camp, in South Dakota.
  • September 2021, Timber-Lee Ministries, in Wisconsin.
  • October 2021, possibly Ethnos360?
  • November 2021, SOWER project New Life Ranch, Frontier Cove?
  • December 2021, SOWER project, Lake Lavon Camp and Conf. Center.

2021 05 24 Blessings:

  • Safely completing our last week at the Lake Retreat Camp SOWER project. Bruce was up and down a ladder attaching trim around doors and windows during rainy days. So thankful there were no accidents.
  • Finding the roof leak before any further damage, and (hopefully) fixing it temporarily until a permanent fix can be made.
  • Safely traveling to Pasco, WA to visit our long-time friends from E. Asia.
  • Getting to know our new SOWER friends who live quite close to this camp, and looking forward to working with them again.

You can pray: 

  • Travel safety as we make our way to our next SOWER project in Nampa, ID.
  • That the right time and place will be found for repairing our roof leak.
  • That we will be a blessing to our friends in Pasco as they help care for their elderly parents. 
  • That we keep our eyes always open for opportunities to serve and encourage others around us on the road and wherever we currently call “home”. 

Calendar of Activities (subject to change): 

  • May 22-28, travel to Mission Aviation Fellowship project via Pasco, WA and our favorite WA mooch-docking site! 😄 
  • June 2021, SOWER project at Mission Aviation Fellowship.
  • June 18- July 16, 2021, Family time in ID
  • July 16-23, Escapade 2021, Rock Springs, WY, manning the SOWER booth at the rally; (https://escapade.escapees.com). 
  • August 2021, Cedar Canyon Wesleyan Camp.
  • September 2021, Timber-Lee Ministries
  • October 2021, Ethnos360?
  • November 2021, SOWER project New Life Ranch, Frontier Cove?
  • December 2021, SOWER project, Lake Lavon Camp and Conf. Center.