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.


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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