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Love- it touches me!

Posted on May 23, 2014 in Blog

Love Touches Me! Every time we have deployed after a disaster, there is a story that surfaces that is a beautiful expression of selfless love! Quapaw is no exception. When the storm did so much damage to this small tight-knit community, it was less than a month from graduation for some 25-30 high school students. They decided to forego their senior trip that they had raised $1600 to pay for. In this small rural community, $1600 is lot. Soon the word of their sacrifice hit the news and many businessmen throughout the state of Oklahoma decided to see to it that they would be able to take their...

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The blessings of God in serving Him!

Posted on May 23, 2014 in Blog

Matthew 6:33 says that we should seek the Lord first and HIS Kingdom and all the things we need will be supplied to us- as we need them. Today, Terry and I woke with a DEEP HUNGER for God HIMSELF- nothing else would do- so we wiped our calendar clean and in the midst of early phase two recovery here in Oklahoma, we put the “do not disturb” sign on the door of our hotel room and sought the Lord with our WHOLE hearts! We cried out to Him for MORE of HIM and sensed both His Presence and His Pleasure as we did. With meetings re-scheduled for this evening and knowing that our day was HIS, we...

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Responding in Quapaw, OK and Baxter Springs, KS

Posted on May 21, 2014 in Blog

Responding in Quapaw, OK and Baxter Springs, KS

Today we are making our way to Quapaw, Oklahoma to meet with Frank and those who are trying to help him recover from the latest tornado outbreak to hit Oklahoma.  In the process of our preparation, we also have been thinking of all those that were impacted just a year ago- also in Oklahoma – Moore, Shawnee and the surrounding areas.  We have seen these communities come together to mount heroic recovery efforts.  This week we have also stopped with them to reflect on the events of last year when their lives were turned upside down.  Many families were forever altered by the loss of their...

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Volume 3, Issue 1

Posted on Feb 2, 2014 in Blog, Newsletters

Volume 3, Issue 1

Praise the Lord!  The work has started! In our last newsletter we told you about the building that we have received and shared our vision for its future.  We are very excited to say that the preliminary work has started!  A precious man from our church, Skip, shared his construction talent with us for several days.  Much of the removal of the damaged floor has been done! While the damage was a little more extensive than we anticipated and termites were discovered during the work, we are now ready to start the re-construction and repairs in the main room to make the flooring solid! The...

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Volume 2, Issue 1

Posted on Dec 24, 2013 in Blog, Newsletters

Volume 2, Issue 1

Look What The Lord Has Done! 2013 has been an eventful year for us. In January, the Lord moved us from the Houston area back to Vickie’s hometown, Denison, Texas. Moving from the suburbs to acreage in the country has been quite an experience for us personally.  As we prepared to move we sensed the Lord had purpose beyond our expectations. Returning to her hometown after more than 40 years, Vickie felt like she was being called as a missionary of sorts to the town she left behind as a rebellious teen. Located in NE Texas, with pockets of poverty and high addictions, Denison is very much in...

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Volume 1, Issue 2

Posted on Dec 24, 2013 in Blog, Newsletters

Volume 1, Issue 2

  Hurricane Sandy Strikes East Coast October 29th  Wednesday, October 31st we deployed On Wednesday, October 31st we deployed to the east coast in response to the great need after Hurricane dubbed,“SuperStorm Sandy” by the media. The devastation we witnessed reminded us in many ways of the destruction after Hurricane Ike in the Gulf Coast region. However, in many ways the impact of Sandy is much more magnified. With the population density of the Northeast, the volume of people impacted is significantly greater than in the Gulf Coast. With basements in most all of the homes, water...

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