In February, I got a question from Elba Gonzalez, wife of Cesar Gonzalez, our ministry partner in Guatemala. Nola and I were about to fly home, and we were talking about Cesar and Elba’s upcoming month-long visit with us in March.
“Esteban,” Elba began. “You know that I don’t like cold weather. So what’s it going to be like when we come to the states?”
“It’s going to be warm,” I reassured. “We will be enjoying spring-like weather!”
When they arrived here in Kansas City, we had snow on the ground and frigid temperatures. “You lied to me!” Elba accused, pointing her finger at me.
It got worse. Two days later, we drove through a snow storm in Norfolk, Nebraska, and the next morning it was -10 F and like an ice skating rink on most sidewalks!
A few days later while staying at Rex and Deb Kelley’s house near Ord, Nebraska, Elba reached out with an olive branch of sorts.
“Esteban,” Elba said while looking out a big picturesque window overlooking the Le Loup river that runs behind the Kelley’s home, “it’s okay that you lied to me. This has been really amazing to see all this!”
Truthfully, I have to agree with Elba. The week we spent in Nebraska was special. It was really cold, but the people we spent time with were so warm and hospitable to us.
We also visited the Evangelical Free Church in Ord and ended the Nebraska trip spending a few days with our friends at Burwell Baptist.
Floods in Nebraska
A couple of days after we got back to Kansas City, major flooding hit many places all over Nebraska. Many roads have been impassable. Our friends are telling us that the needs are going to be great in the coming days.
Please pray for our friends in Nebraska dealing with the floods. Pray for us as we visit our PSE friends in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas in the next couple of weeks. Below is our schedule of places we will be heading toward in the next few days.
If you are in any of those areas listed below, contact us so we might be able to see you!
Your giving is vital during these days of traveling and training. Thanks for partnering with us!
PS…Here is our upcoming schedule…
Saturday, March 23…Open Range Fellowship—Lone Jack, MO
Sunday, March 24…Cross Creek Baptist—Oak Grove, MO
Wednesday and Thursday, March 27-28…Avilla Baptist—near Carthage, MO
Friday to Sunday, March 29-31…First Baptist Muldrow—Muldrow, OK
Monday and Tuesday, April 1-2…Trail Ride Magazine editor, Elliot Johnson’s house—Piedmont, OK
Wednesday, April 3…First Baptist Benbrook—Benbrook, TX
Sunday, April 7…Top Hand Cowboy Church—Valley Mills, TX