Saturday, April 9, 2011

Texas~Arrived Home

Arrived home safely a little after 1:00. PTL for safe travels!! Thank you to each of you have been following our journey and praying for us along the way. We have had a great week! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!! Thanking Him for this opportunity and praying that we will use what He has revealed to us as we return to our "comfort zone!"

Friday, April 8, 2011

Texas~The Journey Home

Left out around 6:30 this morning and we have made it to Saraland, AL. We have had a good driving day today, please continue to pray for traveling mercies as we will have about 4 1/2 - 5 hours to drive in the morning!! Night!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Texas~Day 7

Today was a FULL day, we finished up our projects just in time for dinner!! Some of the students and camp staff played a friendly game of softball followed by a "debriefing" with Mr. Paul on the week. We are ending out the night with fellowship time and Minute to Win it challenges!! If you do not know what that is find it on TV and check it out!! Thank you God for growing us this week and helping us to trust in you!! Tomorrow we plan to head out at approx. 6:30 a.m. and go as far as we can toward Fayetteville :)

Day 6 Continued

After lunch we headed down to the trails and did some team building things! Pictures will come soon! After that we headed to the low/ high ropes course. The high ropes course is 35 feet (3 and 1/2 stories)! It was challenging but a lot of fun! We then headed to dinner followed by our Bible study of 1 John 3 and part of 4. We finished our night off with some fellowship on the basketball and tennis court playing and just talking! Now off to bed.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Texas~Day 6

Dinner at the Oasis was great, and the view was amazing... see photos!! Today was 1/2 work day so we are headed to lunch and then off to play... more pictures later!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Texas~Day 5

Today has been a productive day, we have "almost" finished clearing the area for the volley ball court and many other projects have been started. Some are working on staining, mulch, etc... Everyone is doing well and staying healthy. We are also excited to be heading to the dinner at the Oasis in a few hours (pictures later). God is in control of our time here, He had beautiful plans when He brought this team together, please continue to pray that we continue to keep our focus on Him so that we may be the hands and feet of Jesus this week as we serve in His name!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Texas~ Day 4

Today started out with thunderstorms in the area, but cleared up beatifully right after breakfast. We had a FULL work day till around 5:30, we are working on tearing up asphalt and putting a volleyball court in it's place! We also cleared more brush at the RA tent site. We had a wonderful cookout with Mr. Paul & Mrs. Evonne. We are headed to Bible study to continue our study through 1 John, then we will have fellowship time and relaxation.

Texas~Day 3

Today was a great day that started out with the Cowboy Church and ended up with a great Bible study discussion. So, what happened in between... We toured the camp,did a team building exercise, heard about the projects we will be working on and were even able to get started on one today!! We cleared out some brush and sticks from a site used for RA tent camping! It was a great and productive day. The team is all doing well and motivated to get started early tomorrow with a full day of work!! Praise the Lord for beautiful weather, health and safety today!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

God's hand at work!!

Today God showed up and SHOWED OFF!! It is hard to tell you all the ways God provided for our team today, so we want to just share a few!! Today has been an interesting day FULL of praises, opportunities and lessons!!! We started out as planned around 9:45. Along around Katy, Texas something flew up off the highway knocking a whole in the lead vans radiator. God's timing is always perfect and since we were already looking for a gas station, we took the next exit and didn't even know the radiator was leaking until we pulled into the station. So as we begin to "try to work on the situation", God already had the solution. Long story short... God put at that station not one but two men in the ministry, one of which was an AWESOME mechanic. The local auto parts had the radiator in stock and within a few hours Chaplain Chris had it in and running. Mr. Mike and a couple of the guys were a big help to him. Meanwhile, Mr. Adams (the other ministry man) talked to the students and adults about his mission and opportunities he was involved in. Angela, Vikki and I had the opportunity to talk to Chaplain Chris' wife, Stephanie and encourage her in her journey to seek and serve the Lord!! What a blessing these people were to us today and how incredible it was to know that the student and adults (myself included) got to see first hand God at work and the people that He used today to be His hands and feet to take care of us in our time of need!! Thank you God for your faithfulness, your provision and thank you for not letting us get in the way of your work!! We are getting settled in our room and heading to bed. Excited about attending the cowboy church in the morning and getting our schedule for the week!! To God be the Glory!!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Texas - Friday/Saturday

Have had a great drive so far, we have checked in the hotel in Covington, LA. We have approx 530 miles to go tomorrow and plan to head out from here about 9:45. Please continue to pray for traveling mercies. Will update soon...

Friday, April 1, 2011


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