Red Jeep Journal
September 6, 2017
Labor Day Weekend Family Camp
On Labor Day weekend Lois and I took Hope and headed up to Barakel for the weekend. I spoke for the Family Camp this year. It was a beautiful weekend–cool and sunny. In a month Hope America (our baby) will leave for Bible school in Cannon Beach, Oregon and our nest will be empty–except for Hazard, the Wonder-Yorkie.
Pleasant Valley Bible Camp Men’s Retreat.
This weekend I will head north of Torch Lake and Traverse City to Pleasant Valley Bible Camp in East Jordon, Michigan for a men’s retreat. On Sunday, September 10th I will drive home completing the sweetest summer of my life–a summer of unbroken ministry and travel to beautiful places of ministry–mountains and lakes and forests, camps and churches large and small. I met many hundreds of wonderful people and will have preached over 116 times. God met every single need.
Granville Cottage is for Sale!
For the last ten years Granville Cottage has been our home (It was named after the Old Granville Place on It’s a Wonderful Life). Now we will sell it and buy a home near Bethel Church. Please pray for the quick sale of our home and purchase of a new home and our move if you think of us.
As autumn approaches there are a couple things I need to communicate to you who have been so faithful to help us in the Fellowship of the Red Jeep:
We begin our ministry at Bethel on September 17th and our first pay is at the end of September. After September 29th we will no longer need financial support. Before September 29th we do especially need financial support as we bring the Fellowship of the Red Jeep to a close, help establish Heidi and the children in their own household, and get Hope established in Oregon.
In a little over 10 days we will assume our full-time ministry with Bethel Church. We are amazed, and grateful for all of you who have so faithfully helped us. Our souls are filled with joy and our faith is strengthened. We will never forget the Spring and Summer of 2017.
Please consider a final gift to help us bring the ministry of the Red Jeep to a close. Follow this link to give tax deductible gifts to our ministry. We are especially grateful for those who are able to help us.
September 6, 2017