Here is a little up-date about where we are going and where we have been and what we have been up to lately. Heidi turned seventeen on Saturday so we have been celebrating with her.
Thursday night I will be preaching at a Forgotten Man Ministry Banquet here in the area. Forgotten Man is a gospel ministry to people in prison.
Sunday we will be speaking and singing out at Hunter’s Creek Community Church south of Lapeer for the morning and the evening services. They will be closing their missions conference. I will be preaching about the great cause of Christ in the world and our part in it. On
Next weekend we will go north again across the great bridge to the U. P. and drive west for five more hours though the autumn beauty to the Northwoods Conference Center. I am looking forward to the time there with the family and Mr. Gothard and all the young people who are coming for the Eternal Impact Summit. I have even been given the privilege of speaking to them on having a contagious passion for God.
We returned from Barakel yesterday afternoon through country where autumn is just beginning to brush the trees with color. It was a beautiful weekend and, I believe, fruitful for eternity. I took my four girls. My brother-in-law Bob Dunbar and his lovely daughters were there, too, so it was a very precious time. Holly spoke to the young ladies. God has gifted her to speak and she is getting regular opportunities to do so.
On Sunday morning Elizabeth Winzeler gave a testimony of how her relationship with Christ and with her father were strengthened when she attended a Father-Daughter retreat at Barakel years ago. It was significant because Elizabeth and our oldest son Kyle are now involved in a courtship. It is a beautiful to watch their relationship deepen.
Last night Kyle and Elizabeth were together for a short time and I noticed that her eyes almost never left his. It’s a powerful thing to give someone attention like that. Giving someone attention is what I have written about this week.