Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Caleb, our son who is 8 years old, loves to draw. He just recently bought a new scatch pad with some money given to him from Emmanuel Baptist Church. He draws all time. He says he draws what is in his mind.
Here is a close up. When asked what it is a picture of, He says it is a bird looking up with two broken leaves beside him. Modern art.
This is where we spend many hours. We just got this new to us Suburban last week before we started this last trip. It is a lot nicer than the last one we had. I wish I had a before and after to show how good God is.
We had our first break down on the road in West Virginia. It was on our trailer. We knew the tires were getting bad and had planned on replacing them in a few days. Our son John captured the begin of the breakdown on video. The Suburban is new to us so we did not know where the jack was. LOL as my kids say. That means laugh out loud for you people who do not text on your cell phones. We had a good time even though we were broke down for a few hours.
July 24 and 25 we were at Rock Cave Baptist Church in Rock Cave, West Virginia. They were having a camp meeting. We did know any one before we came but sure enjoy worshiping with these wonderful folks in this area of the world. I could not get over how curvy the roads were. I usually don't get sick, but it was hard not to even looking out the window. The people were very friendly. I would love to go back to this beautiful state.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
This past weekend we were in Lynchburg, Virginia, at Timberlake Baptist Church. Our family sang and showed our DVD presentation in Pastor Brodie's Abundant Life Sunday School class. Pastor Brodie is the executive pastor at Timberlake. What a joy to our hearts to spend time with Pastor Larry Brodie and his wife Judy. They invited us to stay in their home as guests for the weekend. Also we spent time with Bro. Don and Sherry Schnarr and their family. Their son Tyler was on a missions trip in St. Vincent. We really missed seeing him. Sunday afternoon, Bro. Richard Jett and his wife Beth took us to lunch, along with Pastor Jim Alley and his wife Mary Boyd. Bro. Jett is the Director of pastoral care. Pastor Alley was the senior pastor up until 2 years ago. Now he and his wife are in Missions work. Before leaving town on Monday, we were able to spend time with Mrs. Lori Woods. We have always enjoyed spending time with her and her husband Randy. Lori is the Choir director at Timberlake. It is so amazing how puts people in your lives that impact your entire future. That is what happened with Pastor Brodie and his dear wife and the entire church at Timberlake. The Lord is so good to put people in your paths. We are very thankful and blessed to know these dear folks at Timberlake Baptist Church in Lynchburg.
While visiting we were able to met the new senior pastor, Pastor W. Bryan Ferrell and his wife Tracy. Nothing but good things were spoken of this wonderful couple. We also got to see old friends, Pastor Timothy White and his wife Sherry. Pastor White is the Pastor of Adult Ministries at Timberlake. We enjoy thinking back on the memories we made with dear couple while we were in Lynchburg so many years ago.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
1. When I eat a kit kat candy bar I separate the bars, eat the chocolate off first, then the outside wafers, and last the inside wafer.
2. I Hit the top of the car when I go through a yellow light.
3. I cooked and Ate a batch of brownies just about everyday I was pregnant before my husband came home.
4. I love cleaning even though my house never seems to be finished. (it is relaxing)
5. I like the smell of boiled eggs.
6. I can't think of any more, well really I can think of lots but just don't know which one to write down.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Tonight we were at Eastwood Baptist Church in Morristown, Tennessee. The pastor is Bro. Don Crider. He is a very special man who has been a blessing to our family for years. Especially our children. The church has a campmeeting every October that we love to come to. It was a joy to be in services tonight with familiar faces. We also go to summer camp with this churches youth group.
We enjoyed services at this church. They were a lot like our home church. My husband said there was sweet liberty to preach. The pastor and his wife have two small boys that made friends with our children right away.
A very excited thing happen. The church voted in front of us to take us on for support. Praise the Lord.
Also a blessing for our kids was that the piano player, a MK (missionary kid to the county of Japan) took our kids to Dairy Queen while the adults went to Cracker Barrel. He said he remembered what it was like on deputation. Always spending time with adults. It was a treat for our kids.
Wednesday night, July 9th, we were at Cave Springs Baptist Church in Henderson, Tennessee. This church is only about 15 minutes from home. Chad preached a revival here last year. I went to school with some of the members. We enjoyed being with people we knew to share our burden for Nepal. My Mom and Dad came to the services to see us , along with 3 other couples from their church.
Sunday Morning, June 29th, we were at Morning Star Baptist Church in Shelby, North Carolina. The pastor is Bro. Ralph Belcher. This church was very familiar with our ministry before we came. It was a blessing to be in services with them. Following the service was a fellowship meal with the church. We enjoyed getting to know the people here.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Wednesday night, June 25, we were at Morning Star Baptist Church in Cleveland, North Carolina. The pastor is Bro. Ron Young. His wife is Belinda. I don't even know where to begin to share the blessing this family was to us. We did not know them before but as soon as we arrived it was just like we had know them for a long time. While they were in college at Tabernacle, in Greenville, South, Carolina, they lived next door to my brother and sister - law, Joe and Tanna Collins. It was so good to hear the stories they shared with us. The Youngs took such good care of us. We stayed with them 5 nights. We had such a wonderful time.
June 23 - 24 we were at Curry Town Baptist Church in Lexington, North Carolina. There were having Missions Revival. There were several missionaries that attended. We had a such a good time. Besides the good preaching the kids had a wonderful with activities for them. There were taken horseback riding one afternoon. Another afternoon the church took them to the park for picnic.
Sunday night, June 22, we were at Smith Chapel Baptist Church in Colt, Arkansas. Bro. J.T. Baskins is the pastor there. Wow a joy it was to be in their services. God always shows up. The church voted on the spot to take us on for support. What a blessing.
The girls singing at the meeting.