Monday, August 21, 2017


Church was great at Charity Baptist Church in Killeen, Texas. The church was located in a community outside of Killeen and we left early Sunday morning admittedly very groggy and sleepy.

We arrived at the church in plenty of time to get things set up. Zach and Zeke heaved the tall speakers into the building and Dad set up the microphones while Zoi set up the display and crocheted items on a table in the foyer of the building. I was so proud to see how they were all working together to do God's work. While they were bringing in and setting up,  I was praying for God to join us and show him self powerful in this place!

Everything was set up so we practiced a few songs to check the sound quality and I got to help with that by sitting in different places in the auditorium and letting Bro. Harrod know which microphones needed to be adjusted. It was nice to be apart of everything as a family.  To be a part of a ministry that was custom built by God is an amazing journey of faith and not just on Sundays.

We sang and Bro. Harrod taught Sunday School and preached for the morning service then we took a break for a meal and fellowship. We met a whole group of friendly people who got along well with each other. It was sweet to be at a church that was definitely named properly. Charity is just what they had!

After our meal and fellowship time we returned to the auditorium for the afternoon service, where Bro. Harrod spoke on being someone's blessing. We had such a great time talking and listening to the pastor. There is a unique ministry there where the young are being bused in at every service and taught to be a part of a local church and the adults are being fed the word and encouraged to love each other, serve each other and grow in the Lord while doing so. It was wonderful!

That evening we headed back over to our home church so we could be with our home folks. We enjoy every opportunity to return home and be with the church that God placed us in. Our pastor and the people met us and welcomed us back home and it was a sweet time of reunion. Several of the members wanted to know how things were going and how my Mom and Dad were doing. Some even asked for our phone number and it was so nice to be thought of. During the week can be so hard to get through for us but oh it is so wonderful to see how God has sent some godly people to pray for us and care about what is going on in our world. Thank you Jesus!

Then pastor Reed asked Bro. Harrod to preach the evening service and I laughed but Bro. Harrod told him he had already preached three times but would love to preach again for our home church.
God was good and he spoke about really seeing a person and what they are needing and not just looking at them and passing by. God was good again in that service and hearts were stirred to serve Christ better by serving others.

A good Christian brother, Bro. Travis, took us out for supper before we drove back home and we had a wonderful time! We got to fellowship with him and hear how his life has been going and what we needed to pray about. He has been having some health concerns and he also needs some prayer for some family members if you would like to pray with us.

The zildren love talking and had spent some time talking to the cashier and she was very kind to them so we sang her a song before we left for her kindness. Then the ladies there made the kids some fresh ice cream cones and gave them to the kids for their singing. It was such a blessing. We brought them our prayer card and a track while inviting them to our next church service. Pray that God blesses this invite and gospel message!

Our day was wonderful and everyone felt like God had met with us. Our trip home was great and we just felt like singing all the way home.  I know more good things are on their way keep us in your prayers.

Thank you for your prayers this week!

* Reliable and comfortable transportation for our family (our van is pretty old)
* Tour Bus that is Large enough for our family of nine to live in comfortably.
*Meetings for our calendar
*Traveling Mercies
* James and Gerri Hoover (my parents) - Dad's feet pain and Mom's battle with Leukemia
*Health while serving our Lord 
*God's direction and help in everything we do!
* funds for buying our older children's school books.

Bro. Harrod was able to repair the van and it drives without getting hot now.*  Our van was hauled home and we were taken home safe and sound. (7-30-17)
God gave us our first supporting church and sold all of our hair bands/bracelets!
God was great in our first Revival Meeting!

*We were able to use our new sound system.
* The fellowship at churches has been great!
* We are picking up a few more meetings.
*  Our sick van made it home safely!

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