Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Dog days of Summer...July 29, 2015.

In Oregon, we have had more 90 degree days, even 100's, than most have ever seen here, in a summer. We too, need rain, as we haven't had a good rain for nearly 3 months;  however, we are not on water rationing, YET, like California and other states.

We left Quartzsite, when most of the others were also leaving, late March,April, and are hearts are with Gary and Linda Buckley, who have graciously and energetically agreed to drive 3 hrs. each way on Saturday, to keep the church building open all summer!  This is a first.   For Sunday worship, they have had as many as 11 in attendance, and as few as just them, yet their outward enthusiasm has shown thru what has to be frustrating, also.

Speaking of Gary and Linda, they are upstairs in our house, sleeping like the exhausted "kids" they are, as they drove straight thru from the South, to our place, with only about 3 hrs. of down time to sleep.   They are here for just a short visit, and we so love that they came, but are already dreading the long drive back for them.

Before leaving Q. this spring, the men agreed upon a topic for the 2016 meeting of "Walking In the Light"...(excuse if I didn't get it properly written, but of course means walking with our Savior, Jesus), most or all speakers have been engaged and confirmed their participation. It will be another wonderful feast of Spiritual Food.  Join us in praying about it, please!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

One Week Until the 2015 Spiritual Feasting Gospel Meeting Begins....

Today was the Hi Jolly Parade, in which several of the men members of the Church (Vern Miebach, Gerald Molzahn, Bud Moody, and Noel Teague) drove the quad with the sign advertising the meeting

 or walked along the parade route handing out Hershey kisses and invitations to the meeting. They shared the spotlight with a real camel, in honor of Hadji Ali, (who became known as Hi Jolly) a camel trainer who worked for the US Army in the 1850s on an experimental project using camels. The desert of Quartzsite was a perfect place to train the camels, and when the project was abandoned, Hi Jolly stayed in the area and is buried in what is now a National Historic site in Quartzsite.
Much work has been done in preparation for our meeting, and this Wednesday, January 14th, a prayer session, work day and Men's Business Meeting will conclude the preparations.