Monday, July 27, 2009

Land of Lincoln

We are now traveling to Ohio to see our family there. Taking a couple of days to just relax and see the sites in Springfield, Illinois. Saw the Lincoln Museum today and it was the most interesting one I have see in a long while. This is a good one to see with lots of action in it. Tomorrow we will see on about gas stations, since my Dad owned one and I worked at it. That will be a lot of fun. After that we will be heading to Ohio to see our siblings. Sunday evening we will finally arrive at Cindy & Kenny's. Can't wait to see the girls.

Saturday, July 4, 2009


God has been so good to us. Getting us safely home from Swaziland after Will's problem with his heart. Will is doing very well. He saw the Doctor on Monday for a followup check-up. All is well and he can travel to Ohio to see the family. Karis has had a lump removed from her breast that was not cancer. We Praise the Lord for all He has done and continues to do.

We have had several opportunities to share about the work in Swaziland since we returned home. It is exciting to share and reflect on all that has happened and continues to happen in this great country. We will be sharing our story to some Churches in Ohio when we are there. Pray for us as we continue to share about the dear country of Swaziland.

If you would like to continue to follow the work in Swaziland go to:LaVignes in Brent and Michaele LaVigne are now the on-site coordinators for the BFC/SNU Swaziland Partnership. They are a neat young couple that God has called to serve and to love the dear people there.

We do miss so many friends that God brought into our lives and pray that someday we can return and say a proper good-bye to them. If not we do know that many we will meet in Heaven when the time comes.

Our plans are to write a update occassionally to let you know how and what we are doing. Meanwhile we will continue to serve God wherever He takes us.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Latest Up Date

Today we are still adjusting to being back home in Oklahoma. It is way too cold for us. We could have gotten along fine without the snow this past week-end. Missing winter was not going to be a problem for us.

Will has been to the Cardiologist and his family Dr. and both assure us that he received the needed care while in Johannesburg, South Africa. Tomorrow he will have a couple of tests run just to make sure all is working well with his heart. The main problem was an electrical problem with his heart that was corrected with a shock to put him back in normal sinus rhythm. Medication should take care of this problem.

We thank each of you for your prayers for us as we went through this time and for a safe trip back home. God is so good and has been with us through it all.

Pray for us as we adjust to life back in Bethany. We are having some down times as mentally we were not prepared to return this soon. There are so many dear friends that we did not get to say our good-byes. Many of them we know we will see in Heaven and the rest we are praying that God will continue to work on their hearts.

May God continue to Bless you as you live for Christ.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Back Home in Bethany, OK

Praise God we arrived back in Oklahoma yesterday. Tired, yes, but oh so happy to see some of our family and friends waiting for us at the airport. Will tolerated the trip well as BFC had made sure that he had the best of care taken and we both were able to rest on the plane. We are now back on our: e-mail and would love to hear from you. Tomorrow we see the Cardiologist and will go from there. God is good and will continue to heal, strengthen, guide us and give peace in the days ahead. Thanks for all your prayers an support. We may be back in the US but part of us will always be in Swaziland with people that we love and will continue to help from this side of the world. Everyone can pray, give and do things here to help this great country.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday Up Date

In just a few hours we will be heading to the airport to board a flight on Delta for the USA. The last 9 days have been very different than we thought our last days in Africa would be. God only knows that part of our lives. We just need daily and even hourly place our lives in His hands and follow Him all the way.

Will has been resting a lot and walking several times a day to build up his strength. BFC & Sheri Gilliland is making sure we have an easy flight back home. All along this journey God has provided and taken care of us. Thank you for all your prayers and support. We have so much to share with you. We love you and look forward to seeing you real soon.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Heading Home

Today has been good as we have rested and tried to walk some but it has rained off and on all day. Will gets tired but regains strength after resting. We are booked on a flight to leave Johannasbug, South Africa on Sunday evening. That should get us into Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. The team that arrived the day this all started with Will also arrive in Oklahoma on Monday. We are looking forward to hearing about all the music video taping, meetings and plans that were made. Our thoughts have been with the team and their many projects.

We look forward to catching up with all that has happened in your lives these last few months. To our family, we will be home soon and you better have the coffee and tea ready.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Relaxing at a B & B

Will was discharged from the hospital this morning. He has been resting and walking around this beautiful place Praising God for His healing touch. We are looking forward to being back in Oklahoma soon.