Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Rodeos and Fly Fishing! June Update

I wanted to share with you a glimpse of the LaVeta Rodeo Bible Camp this year. Again Mary was very involved in the vital task of preparing and serving food to the campers and staff. Mary and Bill & Barb Fair and their daughter Amy, (InFaith missionaries in Pagosa Springs,CO.) do an amazing job of making sure everyone is well nourished.

 Again this year I was blessed to serve as a team leader for 11 incredible young men (ages 13 -15). The theme this year was "Crossroads". During both the morning and evening devotion time we looked into God's Word to see what He is saying to us about the crossroads we face each day in our choices. We also talked about how Jesus places us at crossroads in our culture and gives us platforms on which to show our world who Jesus is. As team leaders we are asked to not only commit to 4 intense days of event clinics, Bible study, chapel, and one on one time, but also staying in contact with our team members throughout the year.

Would you commit with me to pray for these young men. Maybe you would like to commit to praying for one or 2 specifically - I would love to give you a first name and other info so that you could pray.
As soon as Rodeo Bible Camp was over I shifted gears to help with a Boy's Fly fishing and Faith Adventure here in Walsenburg. A pastor here in Walsenburg put this together and for the rest of the week I got to help and learn about fly fishing. One morning I was blessed to get to present the faith lesson to this group.

 The last couple of days have taken me to some very remote places (ranches) to serve hospice patients and their families. I have driven over 500 miles to visit with 3 of them. Some might think that is not very cost effective especially when gas is $3.70 a gal. "but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth." Acts 1:8 NASB. If I put that into a simplified version that would be applicable to Mary and I, the last part of this verse would read " the remotest canyon and mesa of the frontier of SE Colorado." What a privilege to be the conduit of the "Message".

 Thanks for partnering with us in prayer and financial support!

 Bill and Mary

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