Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Cedar Valley and Waco and a Bonus Blessing!

Sunday morning we got up early to head to Cedar Valley. I hadn't slept much from my back hurting so I was praying about my energy level. I caught some rest on the way over and God blessed the services. Bro. Billy Barho taught on keeping God in your life it was really good with some points just for our children to glean. We were reminded to pray also for the "Days of Refreshing" coming up in March. There was lunch served afterward and the food was outstanding!





That afternoon we wanted to see a dear friend of ours that is in the hospital expected to see Jesus soon. We made it to Scott and White and found his room with all kinds of family and friends surrounding him in the waiting room and his patient room. Bro. Harrod asked if we could be a blessing to them by praying or singing for them. They said both would be good and that he responds the best to music. So we sang a few songs and prayed for Bro. Gentry and his family. His Mom and Dad were there and we had the privilege of meeting them; they are very sweet as well.



After we left the hospital we were off to find a church to drop into and see what God was doing there.

We set the GPS and made it to Evergreen Baptist Church . The music was beautiful and in the church had a sweet Spirit. The pastor had heard a sample of our music online and asked if we would sing for them one song at the beginning of the service and another at the end. God blessed that service the pastor taught on a generation who called on the Lord! Then he gave an invitation and God moved. One was saved and another wanted to join the church. We got to know the pastor and his wife and they were very interested in our ministry and it's needs. It's so nice to know the people if God care because you know they will pray.

Later that night before bed we got a call from Bro. Evans from San Marcus at Open Door Baptist. Bro. Harrod had found them a bus for sale at Bro. Dailey's church and got them the information. The people at Christ Bible Baptist donated that bus to Open Door Baptist. God a t work!

He sent us a text earlier that just thrilled our hearts.

Text message: First Sunday for the Bus Ministry. Bus was full. Even adults and teens came . We had 41 in Church. God really used you. Please find us a bigger bus. Lol

What a blessing that God would allow us to have a small part in His work! There was also a report of children coming to know the Lord in Sunday school. Glory to God for what he has done! The pastor was saying that there are so many kids that could be reached and that they could use a second bus, Praise The Lord! I can't explain how good that made us feel! It was just another confirmation that we are right where God wants us at the moment!

There were so many blessings. Plus we got a new teenager in the family! Zebedee is now 13 and he sings harmony. He loves to paint pictures on canvas, take nature walks, invent contraptions, crochet scarves etc. , explore his surroundings, talking to just about anyone, going to thrift stores, and being a cut up. He is my greatest birthday present ever, but we won't talk about how old I am. lol

His favorite food is Italian. 

Please pray for us as we travel.

Prayer needs:

*Sound equipment that is up to date and more compact for travel.
*Recording a c.d./mp3/etc.
*More Monthly Financial Supporting churches so that we can do this full time and see what God has for us to accomplish for him.
* Remodel of our bus and possibly a trailer to pull behind for supplies and more sleeping area.


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Star, Youngsport and Gatesville

This weekend was packed with meetings and blessings. First we drove to Star, Texas to sing at a new youth camp fundraiser. The camp, "BANG" was started by our good friends the Watson's and Barrios. Several singing groups came and there was a lunch provided with your donation. It was good to see the old school building being put to good use. Pray for the administrators as they prepare the facilities to become a church camp. They still need to build the shower rooms and that is quite expensive.


the Star school they are using for the camp

Sunday morning we were scheduled to be in Youngsport Baptist Church with Bro. Bobby Knight and the church family were waiting there to bless our family with a load of groceries; what a huge blessing! Our cupboards haven't been this full in a very long time. They just about thought of everything. What a loving and sweet church family 😊


there was more than got in the picture. Wow!


That evening we went over and spent some time singing to a former pastor's wife in the nursing home that we heard about while we were in Youngsport. She and another lady sang some hymns with us and enjoyed our company as much as enjoyed theirs. We also saw some really cute birds while we were there.

Mrs. Freida
Zena is a hugger!


Then we were off to Harmony Baptist with Bro. Painter we got there early and the kids enjoyed the playground and met some friendly neighborhood dogs, while Bro. Harrod used the time to study and I tried to rest.



We were able to set up and meet some members and the pastor. A good mix of the generations. We sang and the congregation was very receptive. Praise the Lord! Bro. Harrod preached on good  chacter qualities from the Bible. At one point he wrestled Loty to the ground as a visual and people definitely will be talking about that one for a while. It was a really nice meeting and the pastor was glad to see kids that liked to sing out.

We are praying about a series of meetings that will encourage kids to sing out and use their voices to serve the Lord as well as teach them about Godly music.

Please keep praying for

  • more supporting churches, 
  • recording equipment, 
  • bus to get remodeled etc.        
Thank you, God hears and answers prayers!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

San Antonio Trip

Sunday was a great day in the Lord's house! We returned to Texas Baptist church with Pastor Keith Bell and his church. We sang and had Zeke sing one of the songs that he wrote then Bro. Harrod taught the people during Sunday School. That day was "crazy hat day" at the church and it was a lot of fun for the participants and the onlookers alike. A lot of talent in the silly hat department for sure.





Pastor Keith preached on having the peace that passes all understanding. During the invitation the pastor reached over and borrowed Bro. Harrod's bible to lead a man to the Lord! What a blessing to have had a small part in someone getting saved that morning.

baptisims

We were fed a great pasta after church by one of their sweet ladies in the church and everybody got their fill. It was great getting to know our hostess and some of her family. Later we retired for a Sunday afternoon nap in the prophets chambers. It was nice to be able to relax a little bit in a real bed.

we met a pretty large soldier and posed with him. lol


Later on we returned back to Bro. Ortiz's church where we were last Sunday night and we sang a few songs again for them. We got to hear testimonies and songs and even the youth department got up and sang a beautiful number with instruments. We were then privileged to hear a great man of God and former missionary to Kansas preach what the Lord had put on his heart about our dearest friend, Jesus. He preached in Spanish and every once in a while added an English sentence for our children's benefit. It was a great Valentines message and a lady was convicted of her need for salvation that night and came forward. It was good to be positioned right up front and get to see God working in her heart.
the kids were supersized to receive gifts from the church.

God is working in our ministry and we are seeing his hand. Please continue to pray for us as we go.

 

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