The "Sunshine State"

Our time in Florida was so blessed.  Most of the concerts we did were extremely challenging, as some of us were struggling with our voices, but we can testify that God is faithful and He used this trial for good!  We sang in various churches and, our last night in Florida, we were able to sing at an outreach for the homeless people of Sarasota.  It was a blessing to be there and share with the  people who came.  We continue to marvel at the opportunities God gives us to share the Gospel in so many different situations.  Something God has been challenging my father about is that no matter where we are, we need to be salt and light, sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We can do that on the street, at the mall, or at a mechanic shop.  Wherever you are today, remember:
"Ye (those who know Jesus Christ as their Savior) are the salt of the earth.
Ye are the light of the world."
~Matthew 5:13a & 14a~

Elizabeth read a story to Hudson and Rebecca beside this cute blue car in a WalMart parking lot where we parked for several hours.  Dad and the boys played football closeby.  

In spite of the chilliness, the boys enjoyed playing on the beach and building a {fort} in the sand.

Some healthy competition!

In Sarasota, we enjoyed spending some time with Mother's uncle Amos and Aunt Hannah.


  1. You were in Sarasota?!?!? We have relatives there!! To bad it's not that warm here in Iowa! I'll be praying for you!!

  2. yea that is a pretty um..."cute" car. ha ha
    God bless you guys keep being salt and light

  3. Aah, you were in Sarasota?!?!?! We don't live too far from there!


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