Saturday, March 5, 2011

Its been awhile...

And there is no good reason..except that we've been wicked busy. My crazy husband decided to have two week long revivals within two weeks of each other. yes, I think I may float off to crazy land. But our first revival with pastor rick bucholtz was incredible. We had 32 in service the Sunday after he ended. It was breathtaking and such a confirmation that God is on the move and our labor is not in vain...so...to continue the momentum, John asked everyone he could think of if they could squeeze in a last minute revival, and Pastor Ralph Blanco accepted the challenge ha ha. And whats incredible about it all, is that; we've been trying to breakthrough into the Hispanic community since we moved here, but have had no luck. And pastor blanco is bilingual and has such a strong testimony, and then on top of THAT, John asked our home church for a last minute outreach team; but they had already obligated their bands to another church but could send a few guys and the church van...so...my persistent husband called every church around McMinnville to ask if we could borrow a few of their people for a two day shot. And Newport, beaverton, eugene, springfield, corvallis and medford stepped up!!! It was so overwhelming that these precious churches and men would drive nine hours one way to help us outreach and then leave 24 hours later for another 9 hour+ drive....what a true testimony of the spirit of God moving so powerfully in their lives.
We did a BBQ at an apartment complex on Friday night and several received Jesus, and then the next day they outreached and at lunch time we did another BBQ (whats an outreach without the obligatory hot dog BBQ??!) at another complex and several more were saved during the outreach and the fellowship...it was miraculous!! The following pics are from today's outreach. I adore the one of john looking at his sleepy Reagan, and the one of Reagan flashing a cheesy grin? That's her current pose for the camera..it kills me.
And isn't the one of Joe with Reagan just darling? I think he needs to hand it out to all the single ladies he meets...ha ha...but of course confirm that he's holding his friends daughter, and he doesn't have random children no one knows about...ANYWAYS! enjoy!!!!!!!!














3 comments:

Toby K. said...

It has been a while and if i can speak for the group- we missed you. But Im not one to talk since I'm not sure when the last time I posted something was.
I wish you were here though to hear joes testimony of your outreach; he cried then Larry almost cried and I'm sure the whole congregation had a lump in their throats like me as we heard the report. It's simply phenomenal what God is doing through you and John!
I can't wait till April when you come! :)

mrmeadowlark said...

I pray for lasting fruit for your congregation and that your ministry will make a lasting impact on the community. I'd have been down there to help out Friday and Saturday, but to do so would have involved me taking Friday off work and it was just too short notice... Perhaps next time, eh? Anyhow, y'all are in my prayers. Keep the faith, and keep on keepin' on for the lord.... he's coming back again in the clouds of glory.... and I dare say they have been looking glorious these past 6 or so months.

Naomi Rice said...

I most def missed your blog!! Sorry I bailed out at the last minute on the outreach. When my husband found out I was going to be in a van full of guys for a 9 hour drive, he got jealous! ha ha just kidding

I am so happy about the outreach though and I too heard about the infamous Joe Gash testimony, my mom called to tell me. SO SWEET!! Love the pictures too...

Write more soon!