Thursday, February 15, 2018

Teaching the Word of God

I was asked to teach at CC Santa Fe Springs which is my sister Renee' church and I was blessed by the worship and fellowship there, I have taught there many times and I loved to exhort the saints there!
My sister says they want me back to teach them on prophecy!!

I was also a guest speaker at Richard & Samantha youth group, a Spanish speaking fellowship, CC Gracia, it was a purity conference for 4 Calvary Chapels in the area... It was an awesome time and afterwards the food was Taco man making fresh grilled meats to make different types of tacos with salsa!!!

Our 41st wedding anniversary

Martha and had our 41st wedding anniversary at the beach, something we can do at the beach in California as it was a nice day and warm enough to lay out a blanket and soak up some Sun!! 

We are blessed and we pray that the Lord will continue to do a work in our lives!!

Partying in Colorado

Our last day in Colorado we celebrated our granddaughter birthday as Adeley turned four years old...Oma had a special time with her and it was hard for Martha to leave there and return to California!

So we have our daughter Jenell with our two grandsons in Pittsburgh a five hour flight away and now Gina with our three grandchildren in Colorado a two hour flight and then a one hour drive north! And then Edmund Jr all the way in Germany with our other grandchildren...all we have now is our daughter Rachelle with our other five grandchildren...but five is not too bad, in fact it's enough for two oldies to handle!!

Helping out family

My daughter Gina and three kids lived with us in our two bedroom apartment for a month and we helped her with the kids on the two hour flight to Colorado. They moved to Fort Collins a real western town that is 1520 meters above sea level and was snowing but much different than Herbornseelbach as it was very dry snow, you couldn't make a snowball as it wouldn't stick together!! 

My grandchildren have their first experience in the snow and have a great time in the minus seven Celsius weather...they kept saying it is cold but still wanted to play in the snow!

While I was there I helped them in the purchasing of a new car and we save $3000.00 in negotiating with them, it was great and fun!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Being light in a dark place!

I think most would remember part of my testimony of being a young man who hung out at a house with a friend and we would take every kind of drugs possible! The guy name is Elliot and I recieved a call from my best friend Mike that visit us in Germany that Eliot had died!!

It was in Eliot's dark room where light reached in and open my eyes of understanding... From that point I was saved and left that room and never to do drugs again! But Eliot's ex-wife was also a girl I went to school with, kindergarten to 8th grade.

Eliot was an atheist and I had tried sharing the gospel with in the years past but he wanted nothing to do with his ex-wife wanted to have a memorial service for him and therefore back into darkness I went, as Mike encouraged me to go and that we can be light in darkness and I said lets the memorial was held in a bar and many bikers were there!

The seeds were planted and Eliot's ex-wife told me that of all the friends he had that he spoke of me and even though he didn't believe in God that he respected and saw a difference in my and Martha's life and spoke good of us!

Being blessed

A brother that understands our return as being a big challenge, for he is a son of former missionaries and has committed to help many missionaries going and returning! He has a bedroom if we need it which is nice to know but he has been obedient to the Lord voice when the Lord told him to buy us a car even though he didn't have the money and when he said yes by faith to the Lord a job came and the money from it was exactly what was needed for the car! 

There is another brother who own auto body shop that paints and fixes cars that called with a little car that will save on gasoline!!

Thank you Jesus!!

Our daughter Gina and husband Adam big move!

We have been very busy helping my son in law pack their home, it seems with the packing of our home and now their home that our new ministry is moving people!

Adam left up to Colorado to buy a home and we have Gina and the kids staying with us... Yes with us as we were blessed with an apartment for two months free as someone had a contact and had to leave and had two months left so we move in and it was perfect all of our needs!! God is Good!!

Please be praying that all goes well for Adam & Gina and the kids!!