Saturday, April 18, 2009


Sitting here and listening to the birds sing away outside. It reminds me that this is the day that the Lord has made but also as scriputre tells us if he cares about the bird and sees that it gets fed how much more does he care and love his children.
Tomorrow is Sunday and of course "church day." I don't want to do church like "normal" anymore as we prayed Wed. night. I want to come expecting God to do great things; come having prayed for our other brothers and sisters; come expecting someone to meet God for the first time; and also to be encouraged. What about you? Why will you get up and go to church tomorrow? Because you are supposed to; that's what you have always done; or you might get yelled at if you don't. Even if those are your reasons at least you are there. But how great would it be for God's church to come expecting to encounter God and to be changed. To be there because we need HIM and other brothers and sisters. To come with an expectation of looking to see what God will do. If you think about it we should not only look at Sunday this way but everyday. What are you believing God for? Do you need a fresh enounter? Do you need to see HIM? Do you need HIM more than food and water? I am learning more and more everyday that I do. What about you?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Day 9

We all made it home safely. We pulled into the church parking lot about 1:30p.m. It was a great trip. Please continue to keep Paul and Evonne in your prayers and the camp as they minister throughout the year.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Day 8

Well today was spent traveling. We left at 7:30 central time and stopped here in Meridian, MS for the night. We drove 670 miles and will finish the rest (300) tomorrow morning. Overall it was a great trip and all went well. Look for a slideshow during the morning service on April 26. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Day 7

Today was another great day. We worked the first half of the day and then did some of the low ropes the second half. We then went to dinner and to one of the local Austin attractions. The attractions was bats. That's right. Every night between April and August the bats fly out from under a local bridge (we are talking thousands- by August 1.3 million) and they fly around the area. They eat between 10,000-30,000 pounds of insecet per night:) They fly all night and come back during the day. So we went and saw them heading out near dusk; it was quite and adventure. Right now are are headed to bed and hope to get some rest for our drive tomorrow, approx. 700 miles tomorrow and 270 on Saturday morning. See ya.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Day 6

Today was another great day. A lot going on including some staining beds, some building the pavilion (about half through) and some painting a building near the low ropes course. It was much warmer here today, right around 80 but bright and sunny. No break tonight as we are heading to the cowboy church to paint a fence for them. Tomorrow holds a half work day and then a tour of Austin and some real mexican food!!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Day 5

Today was another productive day. We did a lot from staining beds, spreading mulch, building a small pavilion, painting, and working some more on the trails at the low ropes course. Everyone is doing well. It is really nice down here and sunny so we are having to load up on the sun screen :) We are now headed to our devotion and then off to Paul and Evonne's for ice cream. Here is the link to the camp we are working at if you want to find our more about it.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Day 4

Well today was our first full day of work. We worked on the low ropes course by spreading out dirt down the trail that leads to the course along with putting railroad ties so that it would stay and not be washed out. We lined the sides of the trail with rocks as well. Some of the team made signs that tell what each station is on the low ropes course while others raked debris and also picked up trash around the area. So a very busy and successful day! We just finished dinner and are then going to have a devotion time. Attached are some pics from the day! Heard the weather back home is crazy and maybe even some snow. Here high of 76 tomorrow and 84 Wednesday :) Hope you have a good night.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Day 3

Well we made it to our destination yesterday a little after 6:00 p.m central time. We walked around camp and then crashed. We went to a cowboy church this morning and they had a John Wayne character. He actually looked like him and talked like him. It was a cowboy church :) so it was definetely different than what we are used to but it was good. The message was great. We then came back to camp and ate lunch and Paul showed us what we would be doing for the week. We just got done eating dinner and are about to have a devotion time. Hope to blog at least 2 more times during the week. Please pray for continued safety and for God to use us. Also they are in a severe drought her in Texas so Paul asked us to please pray for that. Hope to add some pictures throughout the week and maybe some video. Have a good night!!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Texas Trip- Day 2

We got to Slidell, LA last night about 11:30 and are about to head out this morning. Hope to get to Austin by 5 ish!!!! All is well and things are going good. Hope to update throughout the week. Chris