Thursday, September 25, 2008

September Newletter by Blog!!

I just started this blog so that I can send the newletter in a format that hopefully all will be able to read clearly. If you have any trouble reading this would you please let me know.

We hope to use this for our occassional updates also. There is a place at the bottom of each entry we have for your comment- we would love to hear from you. You don't have to even sign in- just enter as anoymnous!!

Ok- enough of that- on to the news!
Summer Memories

The obvious signs that summer is coming to an end are all around here. It’s hard to believe it went by so fast, yet the great memories will remain.
In June we were blessed to get to help at the La Veta Rodeo Bible Camp. Here’s a group of cowboys & cowgirls who have a passion for Jesus & the sport of rodeo, & a desire to show kids Jesus’ love. The rodeo on the last day is pretty exciting as you watch these kids exhibit the skills they have honed during camp. Better than that is the excitement of kids that are not spiritually the same as when they came. With some there has been a total transformation!

July brought a return trip to Homestead Bible Camp. It was great to be with some of the kids we had worked with last year & to meet some new young friends. This year we talked about our confidence & boldness coming from Jesus abiding in us. One really fun exercise was working on sharing Jesus without using “christianeze” talk so that our friends will understand. The next day we did some role playing sharing what we have seen& heard (I John 1:1-3, & check out John 4:39-42) using plain language.

Prison Memories?

I will be starting a Bible study at the prison here in Walsenburg on Oct.1. My heart is to share with them Jesus as their personal Savior/ Redeemer, then guide them into scripture to discover His intense desire for a relationship with them. Imagine for a moment with me, men back home, faced with the environment & conditions that they, in the past, let shape them, holding on to anchor points like Gal. 2:20, Rom. 6:6, Gal. 5:24, Gal. 6:14, Rom. 8:10, Rom.8:37, & Gal.1:4. Would you pray with me that these men will become transformed by Jesus & become “agents of redemption” in their culture?

Many of you have been praying with us about the town of Aguilar. We will be having “coffee time” there starting Oct. 7 & possibly take some surplus commodities to give to the people there. This will help us to meet people & open doors to share Jesus with them

The Car God Bought!!!

A lasting memory is an email we received on July 3 from one of our supporters. Our God of all provision had put it on their hearts to give the money needed to meet the need of a 4 wheel drive vehicle. Their desire & request is that God & God alone get the praise and glory for this & we agree. We now own a 2009 Subaru Forester free and clear and believe this will serve our need of safe dependable transportation for years to come. What a huge blessing this is to us & this ministry!