Category: SOWER Projects

Lake Retreat Camp

“He covers himself with light as if it were a garment.  He stretches out the skies like a tent curtain,  and lays the beams of the upper rooms of his palace on the rain clouds.  He makes the clouds his chariot, and travels along on the wings of the wind.”  (Psalm 104:2–3, NET) “He makes…
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Between Projects

“Oil and perfume make the heart glad,   So a man’s counsel is sweet to his friend.”  (Proverbs 27:9, NASB95) Thankfully, the weather and temperatures cooperated and allowed primer and final paint coats to dry in time to install the bookshelf units at Hope House. Getting shelf space for the girls was a high-priority job…
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Update!

“Father of the fatherless and protector of widows  is God in his holy habitation.”  (Psalm 68:5, ESV) Thankfully, we got away the first of last week for some hiking (see the link to images below). We took a five-mile walk along Lake Lowell in the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge. We watched coyotes hunting small…
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February Project Update

His Hill Bible School, normally home to 50 full-time students, has 65 students this year! It is a 1-year program targeted for high school graduate students during their gap year before college. The school is located along the Guadalupe River near Comfort, TX, and was established in the mid-’70s. The school also runs a summer…
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Another Project Month is History

“The heavens declare the glory of God;  the sky displays his handiwork.  … night after night it reveals his greatness.”  (Psalm 19:1–2, NET) We headed down to the lake to see the Christmas Star Monday evening. Yes, we did see it, but we also saw God’s handiwork in the sky as an added blessing. It…
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Do Not Grow Weary!

As part of the SOWER ministry, we work four days/ week, and six hours/ day (usually for the men). A project month is four weeks long, three weeks of work and one week off. The fourth week is used for rest (as we are doing this time) or travel to the next project, or a…
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He Created Them as His Imagers

“So God created man as His imager,  in the image of God he created him;  male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27) Donnalee, the founder of Hope House, was orphaned and abused as a child. As she grew up, she promised God that if it were in her power, she would do everything she…
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A Good Reason for Our Fatigue (besides our age)

SOWERs volunteer to do whatever a project host needs done. This can be anything from painting, small building projects (up to major projects depending on SOWER manpower and skills available), to plumbing, electrical; you name it.  Upon arrival at a project, the group leader (the first person to sign up for the project is automatically…
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