Greetings from our family to yours.
After a busy travel month in April, May has been a month for our family to be at home. It has flown right by, and we can hardly believe May is almost behind us. This month has included a prison ministry planning day and a weekend retreat with the Gospel Express Ministry staff. In actuality, we scheduled our month too full and couldn’t participate in everything as we would’ve liked to.
Cindy and the girls were able to wrap up this year’s schooling, and we were able to dig into some long-neglected projects like cleaning out our basement and garage. Since we only have five months to be at home each year, and it’s often in small segments, it can be a challenge to stay on top of these details. Of course, there are always things to be done, but we’re so grateful for what we were able to “catch up” on. Everyone has been working hard pulling weeds, washing windows, cleaning out corners and just doing the things we don’t normally get to when we’re only home for a short time.
Cindy’s oldest sister and her parents were able to be here with us for a week. They assisted us with a yard sale and we loved having them here. We could’ve never accomplished all of this without their help. I enjoyed the interaction with the local community during the sale, and Cindy greatly enjoyed the decluttering and organizing.
This week, we are loading the bus for our next summer tour. We will be taking a personal trip next week, so we need to be loaded and ready to leave right after we get back home. Our summer tour will be approximately two months long. (You can see the first part of our tour in the schedule.) We can’t wait to see many of you, as well as ministering in prisons again.
It has also been a blessing to be more actively involved with our local church this month. I am assisting in leadership, and it is a highlight for us to experience the discipleship and accountability that we share each Sunday.
The greatest thing you can do for our family is to pray for us. We greatly value each prayer as we focus on sharing hope to those who’ve experienced pain and feel as if God has betrayed them. He is the reason we do what we do.
Because of Jesus,