Category: SOWER Projects

Stirred to Volunteer

“Moses summoned Bezalel and Oholiab  and every skilled person in whom the Lord had put skill —everyone whose heart stirred him to volunteer to do the work,”  (Exodus 36:2, NET) In November 2021, when we arrived at our project at Riverbend Retreat, we were presented with a 10’x20’ concrete slab and asked to build a…
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Our Source of Energy

“He gives strength to those who are tired;  to the ones who lack power,  he gives renewed energy.”  (Isaiah 40:29, NET) Isaiah’s readers were tired and discouraged captives in Babylon. He wrote to encourage them and reminded them that “…The Lord is an eternal God, the creator of the whole earth. He does not get…
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I Will … Protect You

“…Go to whomever I send you and say whatever I tell you.  Do not be afraid of those to whom I send you,  for I will be with you to protect you,” says the Lord.”  (Jeremiah 1:7–8, NET) Before the prophet Jeremiah was even born he had been chosen by God to spread the Lord’s…
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Serving and Living on a Land Schooner

“Some traveled on the sea in ships,and carried cargo over the vast waters.They witnessed the acts of the Lord,his amazing feats on the deep water.”(Psalm 107:23–24, NET) About 15 miles from shore you can see the cargo ship (above) headed west on Lake Ontario. This is an ocean-going vessel. We often refer to our home-on-wheels…
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WWDWWD

“… Let your light shine before people,  so that they can see your good deeds  and give honor to your Father in heaven.”  (Matthew 5:16, NET) At the Heartland Conference Retreat Center, “Oakwood,” is the name of the main building that houses the dining room, conference rooms, offices, etc. As you leave Oakwood, these words…
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Preparation

“… by fitting your feet with the preparation  that comes from the good news of peace,”  (Ephesians 6:15, NET) It’s the beginning of air conditioning (A/C) season and our A/C’s are even now working to keep our home comfortable in this summer’s high temperatures and humidity. To make sure the units are ready to go,…
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I Will Follow You, But …

“Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord,but first let me say goodbye to my family.””(Luke 9:61, NET) Last fall, as we thought and prayed about where in the USA we were to serve, the thought kept coming back to us that we should take the time to visit and work at a few ministries…
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Dateline: Jonesboro, AR

“May He not allow your foot to slip!  May your Protector not sleep!”  (Psalm 121:3, NET) From Dec to Jan we traveled only about 100 miles to our Jan project. Feb was only 35 miles away. March was just about 250 miles away, and April saw us return that 250 miles back to the SOWER…
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Transformed

“So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;  what is old has passed away — look, what is new has come!”  (2 Corinthians 5:17, NET) Recently the SOWER ladies undertook the task of painting the shutters on the SOWER office. Although hard to see in the smaller image above, the change…
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We Love Serving

We didn’t waste any time! Bruce finished his training, passed his Registered RV Service Tech exam, and we headed “home” (back to the SOWER office) to finish out our April project. We were thankful for His watch care as we were able to travel back before nasty weather hit once again. We jumped right back…
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