Grateful Nola is alive...

Hello everyone! 

"I've been in a wreck." Those were the first words I heard from Nola Thursday morning when she called me at 6:10 am. My mind reeled. Before I could say anything, she blurted out, "I'm okay, and the other person in the wreck is okay." 

 Miraculously, Nola walked away without injury or even a bruise. But our van, after more than 311,000 miles of faithful service, took it on the chin.    

Miraculously, Nola walked away without injury or even a bruise. But our van, after more than 311,000 miles of faithful service, took it on the chin.    

Even though the rest of the day I handled logistical details I would rather not deal with, I was overwhelmed with gratitude.

I Am Grateful:

  • that Nola was not hurt,
  • that she was in the van with more protection around her than our car,
  • that I had cleared all my tools and painting stuff out of the van just last week (so none of that was flying around),
  • that the guy Nola ran into was such a caring person that he checked on Nola immediately after the wreck,
  • that the officers who attended us did so with skill and compassion for all involved. 
 A few hours later, Nola got to spoil Bridget, our granddaughter. 

A few hours later, Nola got to spoil Bridget, our granddaughter. 

10:02 PRAYER (LUKE 10:2)

Our lives are certainly a gift from God. This week, Bill Burrows and I retreat to Carthage, Missouri, to pray, prioritize, and plan for next year's ministry. I go with a renewed perspective of thankfulness that God has brought us this far. So today, we would appreciate your prayers for us as we go.

Please continue to pray for Sue Turner. Lawrence is hopeful she will be released from the hospital to a temporary rehab facility in a few days. 

In addition, we ask for fervent prayer for Leonel Gonzalez, one of Cesar and Elba Gonzalez' grandsons. He went into the hospital last week with a brain tumor, and as of this writing, doctors are trying to determine if the tumor is cancerous. 

 The Gonzalez family would appreciate your prayers for Leonel. He is on the far left, his mother, Myrna, his sister Dulce, Cesar, Elba, and Leonel's cousin Josue. This picture was taken several years ago, before Dulce herself died of complications related to an apendectomy. 

The Gonzalez family would appreciate your prayers for Leonel. He is on the far left, his mother, Myrna, his sister Dulce, Cesar, Elba, and Leonel's cousin Josue. This picture was taken several years ago, before Dulce herself died of complications related to an apendectomy. 

ENGAGE

Already 3 of our Nebraska friends have started to use the Play. Story. Eat. format just since our retreat a little over a week ago! If YOU have a story to tell of using any of our PSE methodologies, please write us a quick note! After all, we hope and pray that this can help us see that every person in the Americas has a friend (like you!) who loves Jesus!  

Love y'all!   

Steve

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