Friday, April 17, 2015

The Magic of Movies

As a family we headed down to Universal Studios to see how movies are done. It's been many years since I first visited this place, and it was a pleasure to share it with my daughters and my wife for the first time.  While it's not considered one of the big theme parks in the area, it has some unique features that Hollywood is known for, namely making you believe that you're a part of the action when in fact you are just a bystander.  Amazing!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Family Time

We have enjoyed visiting my mom on this trip, and look forward to seeing her a few more times before leaving the area.  She looks great and we're glad that she's in good health.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


We just got word that we've been approved for our long-range stay in Mexico, if we desire to do so. When we get back, we'll put on the finishing touch on the paper work. God is amazing!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

On a short "spring" break

We're so blessed to have friends put us up in their home where we have the run of the place. We came up to do some work on our visa, but it's worked out to be a mini vacation. God is just too good to us!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Where’s the beef?

On Wednesday, we had a barbecue at our rented church house.  Folks brought stuff to make burgers and hotdogs.  We had more people than we anticipated, but enjoyed just talking, singing and the kids played table games.  When I left, people were still mulling around talking and eating.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Where did the time go?

On Tuesday, we had a prayer vigil from 5-10 p.m.  It was mostly a worship time with music and some prayers.  We had lots of different activities to help us pray for families, for the lost and for the world.  It was great to have 5 different worship teams lead the service (obvious with overlapping musicians because we’re a small church.)  It was over too quickly!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Sunday morning service

Our congregation got together with the founding congregation in a park to celebrate Resurrection Sunday.  Along with a time change, we had a service in an amphitheater and then spread out into the park to have an early meal.  It was a good time to catch up with friends from the mother church as well as spend good time with our own members.  Usually after a service, we don’t socialize much, but this day we had all afternoon.