Thursday, August 25, 2011

Back To See Family Again

I was not scheduled for several days in a row so we decided to go visit the Clarks again. Of course we had a great time...

Boating on lake Pepin.
Elizabeth in Goggles. 
Elizabeth with Aunt Sara
Elizabeth and Hannah lounging on the tube
Sara's new hair style
Elizabeth's first driving lesson
Family picnic

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Iowa State Fair With Friends You Love

The Nelson Family and Mrs. Scates came to visit us this weekend and go to the Iowa State fair. We ended up going to Living History Farms on Friday and the Iowa State Fair on Saturday. All of us had a great time although we were all very exhausted by the time we were done.

All o

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Fresh Food From the Garden

Becca's Garden has done very well this year, but I think the kids are going to take all the credit.

Becca and Her big Zucchini

Elizabeth and Mom's Zucchini.

Andrew's proud of Mommy's Zucchini

Elizabeth just looking cute

Friday, August 12, 2011

Threshermens Tractor Show

Andrew looks good in a cowboy hat!

Elizabeth is ready to go.

Becca's excited.

Becca got shown up at the Hatchet throw. 

Amanda shows everyone how to do it.

Elizabeth sits by the largest grease gun she will ever see.

Becca and an old steam engine.

Christina is wondering what is taking us so long.

Classic statement to be on a milk wagon. 

How many suckers do you count?
I count 5.

Elizabeth and her 2nd Cousin Joshua splash water in the wagon.

Time to learn some T-Ball.

Horses and girls always go together.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Spending Time with Family

We enjoyed the time I had off by spending it with family. This week we put up a lot of hay and still managed to have some fun.
Dad Gone Fishing!

Andrew is content with his thumb

Grandpa is content with his thumb too!

Elizabeth is not a morning person.

Crop dusting with a helicopter? I have never seen that before.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wonderful time with Midwest Bible Baptist Church

Wednesday night we presented our survey trip to Becca's home church. We had a good service and many encouraged us in the work God has called us to do.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Visit to Old Paths Baptist Church

Today for the Sunday morning service we were at Old Paths Baptist Church in Northfield, MN. We had a wonderful time with the people and fully expect them to be actively praying for our ministry. It was also good to see our friends Jeremy and Sara Stock again. They invited us to there house where we spent the afternoon catching up with each other.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wonderful Time at True Bible Baptist

Last Sunday we presented our missions trip at True Bible Baptist Church. We were excited at the responses that the people had toward missions. It was evident that this church has a missions minded Pastor. 

Uganda Missions Trip

The Lord has opened the door for my family to go to Uganda this fall to work with Marvin and Jewel Wright.  We will be traveling with Samuel and Nicole Moss and their three children on our Trip.  We plan on leaving for Uganda on September  19th and returning on November 21st.

What Is The Purpose Of This Trip?

We believe that God has called our family to be missionaries on the foreign field. Although our long term vision and burden is to work in South-East Asia, God has for now closed that door.  We are trusting the Lord for this trip to do one of two things. We believe God will either use this trip to call us to Uganda to work for a period of time or he will use this trip to teach us many valuable lessons about missions and specifically orphange work. Please pray for us regarding the Lord's leading in our lives.

What Will We Do On This Trip?

Becca will be able to assist in teaching a couple of classes to the children as well as Sunday School. It is unclear right now what I will be doing. My plan is to assist the Wrights in any way possible. If this means assisting with the Bible College I will work there. If this means  assisting with the orphanage  I will be there. I simply want to work under the Wrights and be a servant to them and their ministry. I trust that if I make to my self available to be used of the Lord that He will teach me many great and wonderful things.

When Will We Go On This Trip?

At this point we are planning on leaving September 19th and returning on November 21st. Those dates are not set in stone because we have not purchased the tickets yet.  Please pray that the money will come in so we can get our tickets.

Who Is Sending Us Out?

At this point because this is simply a short term survey trip and we don't know for sure what the future holds for us we are not going through a missions board. Our Church, Adelphi Calvary Baptist Church, is sending us out for this trip. 

How Can You Pray For Us?

Please pray for...

  1. The Lord's leading for future ministry.
  2. Health and Safety while traveling and in Uganda.
  3. Physical strength
  4. Financial provision