Archive for July, 2007

Update – July 28

July 28, 2007 9:32 pm
  • Trip North
  • Camp
  • Trip South
  • Thank You

Trip North
It was a long slow trip headed up to camp. We have been having a problem with our truck that none of 7 mechanics were able to figure out. Finally we were convinced it had to be computer related. This meant that we were going to try and make the trip to camp and on to the border of Texas where I could pick up a computer module at a junk yard for much cheaper than it was available for here.

In the end, the problem was the fuel pump which lasted, at least, till we got to where we were going to be staying for a few days on the border. We literally pulled into the mission apartment, shut off the truck, and it never started again until after it was repaired. God got us to where we needed to be and then the truck was down for the count.

But before we got to that point, we had finished camp in Tampico and were headed to the border for a few days. About 4 hours after leaving camp our transmission completely died. We had to have it rebuilt along the way. God provided direction through a couple of different people He put in our path as well as He provided the money to pay for the repair.

On the way up, we stopped in Tampico for camp. Camp was wonderful. We had 93 campers, which is a record for recent years. There were at least 3 salvations during the week.

Though we were in a new location and were concerned with working out all the unknown details, God gave wisdom and we were able to handle everything that came along. Even the dogs walking through the middle of the auditorium during the services did not seem to be much of an issue.

Trip South
When we finally got the truck fixed and running well, it was a blessing to get into it and be able to drive without fear of it losing power or dying every time we slowed down for a speed bump or town.

Other than the 3 hour detour that took us about 30 miles down the road, the trip was uneventful. We left the border a bit later than we wanted, therefore we were pushing to be home in 3 long travel days. The 3 hour detour made that even more difficult, but we were able to make it home safely.

Thank You
Thank you for your prayers. God kept us safe and gave us a great camp. We enjoyed the 3 days we were able to spend doing some shopping in the US. God provided the money for the travel expenses through one of our supporting churches.

Update – July 10

July 10, 2007 8:30 am

We are leaving for camp today. We are a day delayed because of car problems. God gave wisdom and we seem to have things working well. Please pray for us. Breaking down between towns is not a pleasant prospect.

We will be in camp from July 16-20 then we will take about a week getting back home. Should be just short of a 3 week trip. We are using this as a vacation time as well.

Update – July 5

July 6, 2007 10:41 pm

We are getting ready to head north for camp in a couple of days. We have been doing a lot of preparation this year. Seemingly, more so than in the past. I guess that has to do with the fact that camp will be at a new location and we just have so many unknowns.

Pray for these needs:

  • We will finish up the last of the needed truck repairs.
  • Final details about camp (particularly the cooks) will be worked out.
  • Travel to and from camp.
  • Finances will be provided.
  • Lives will be changed at camp.

The camp in the north will be from July 16 to 21. When we get back from that week (approximately the first of August), we will be finishing the preparations for camp here in Yucatán. This will be our first year to do a camp here. Out of necessity, it will be a day camp. The dates will be August 15-18.