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The View from Our Camper

We were blessed this past summer that Stephen and Marilyn Donaldson allowed us to "camp" on the side lawn of their camp at Brazil Lake. This is the view from the camper. We had access to swimming and boating. It was also very handy for the daily vacation Bible school, a joint effort of Brazil Lake Wesleyan and Pleasant Valley Baptist Churches.

Thanks Again This Year to Maple Grove

Again this year, Maple Grove collected and donated school supplies for us to distribute here in our gift bags. We are blessed and amazed by the people who help to make our ministry possible.

Dr. Seale's Office Staff Make our Job Easier

Dr. Seale "volunteered" her staff to test and classify all our donated eye glasses this year. This has made the process of fitting a pair of glasses much easier. First we establish the power needed, then we can give choices within the range of the need. It has turned a half hour job into a ten minute job. As pictured here, the staff gave us a call before the glasses were ready and asked what else we needed. When we arrived to pick up the glasses, they also had this box of toys, school supplies and other materials that they had bought for distribution here with the gift bags. God works in wonderful, mysterious ways, as Shirley went from blind to 20-20 vision this summer, many thanks to Dr. Seale and staff for their promptness in handling this problem for us.

Daily Vacation Bible School

This was a joint effort by Brazil Lake Wesleyan and Pleasant Valley Churches,with about one hundred children plus all the volunteers attending each day. It used the Fiesta (Party) theme and was inspired by our previous years' missions here in Mexico. There were crafts, Bible stories, games, a dunking booth, missions, and the ever popular snack times. We did presentations for the each age group and also donated two piņatas that we had bought in Alamos especially for the DVBS. We worked where we were needed for the rest of the week. On presentation night we were given the dunking booth money, as well as a truck load of donated items. We were blessed by the efforts of the many people and the children who attended this event.

Shirley on the Path to the Lighthouse


Larry at the Welcome to Seal Island Sign


Stephen, Marilyn, Shane, Nadine and their children


The church on Seal Island with a close up of the sign on its front inset
(all of our churches should have a sign like this one)

Trip to Seal Island

Shirley had been telling me about Seal Island for years now. We finally got a chance to visit there for a day to celebrate Shane and Nadine's wedding anniversary. It was a two hour trip by fishing boat and a long walk; but, well worth the effort. We had wedding cake at church and a barbecue on the boat afterward. There were many highlights of this day, all told it was blessed in every way. Thank Shane for his efforts to make sure all would go well and thanks to God for the blessings received on this day.
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