Our Journey Helping Those In Need Throughout North America
Another birthday come and gone. How did I get this darn old this darn quick?? At this age, birthdays just aren’t the same as they used to be – they come and they go without any great fan-fare (and that’s the way I like it…)
We have received pictures of the devastating flooding that has occurred in the Houston/South Texas area from our friends down there, and the scope of the flooding is overwhelming. How anyone can deal with such huge losses, especially the damage done to the roadways and bridges and infrastructure of the cities, as well as the homes and businesses of all of the residents, is incomprehensible. I cannot fathom how people can survive through the tragedy of such devastation. It is bad enough for the working class to have to deal with such losses, but there are so many underprivileged families whose homes have been in a sad state of affairs even before the floods came along and they now would have no place at all to live. It is really heartbreaking! We are saying lots of prayers these days for our dear friends and all those who are having to suffer through this flooding and loss of their homes and everything in them! Our friend, Maggie from Texas contacted us to let us know that she was okay, but there is no doubt that Mother Nature is wreaking havoc with their lives. It is so wonderful to hear from her from time to time. We met this dear lady at the Vidor Flea Market years ago when we used to go south with MDS and treasure every opportunity we have to connect with her.
Our newly acquired adult cat is settling in to her new home quite nicely. Sheamus, our last cat, managed to survive quite nicely for many years being indoors and outdoors – until he disappeared never to return home again. We have to guard the door so our new cat (Ella) doesn’t escape. Our intention is that she is an IN-DOOR cat. She is truly a pretty cat! She still likes to be a little “territorial” with the dog, and he is having none of that, so the dander is up, but I think they will get used to each other in due course.
What a special day we had at our church this past Sunday. Our church pews were filled to capacity with the family of Keith Franson, a well-loved Christian man from Spiritwood, who was a big part of the Spiritwood Cowboy Church. He had passed away on March 2, 2019, at age 70, and it was the family’s wish that a gift be given in his memory.
What a wonderful time we had at the Park in North Battleford where people from our Cowboy Church in Prince Albert and several others around the province gathered to have a good time and celebrate the success of all of the Cowboy Churches which have grown up in the province. There was gospel music, great food, lots of friends and a good time had by all. We were thankful for the good weather. We were also happy to have our friends from Alberta meet us there. We decided to rent rooms in a motel there for one night, where we spent time reminiscing with him and getting acquainted with his new wife. She is certainly a treasure and we were delighted to meet her.