It’s Been an Interesting Week…
Red Cross Volunteers working onsite to support the Eagle Creek Fire Evacuees.

It’s been an interesting week around here.  The parking lot is full of Red Cross vehicles and the cars and RVs of the evacuees.  The gym is full of cots and tables and stocks of food and essentials.  We became the official East Corbett Evacuee church as of Tuesday.  It’s really a privilege for our building to be used as such.

Here is an interesting one: yesterday we were ready to continue work on the retaining wall (You may have noticed the construction equipment the last 4 months in the parking lot) I went out to start the church dump truck… I looked around, scratched my head, and stood where I a parked it the night before, and it was Gone!  Really. . . Can you believe someone stole God’s dump truck!  It was old and tired but it still worked great.  We were counting on the 10 or 12 thousand it would sell for at the end of the project to pay for our gym completion.  Its not like the Philistines stealing the ark of the covenant in 1 Samuel,  but if you remember the story, such terrible bad things happened to them that they couldn’t wait to give it back!  That is what I am praying, . . (I hope that doesn’t sound vengeful . . .of course if they do bring it back I truly hope they will find the peace of God.)

I am finally over the jet lag from being in Africa the month of August.  What a great experience that was.  Here are a few pictures.  Kathy is so great with her medical visit to each village.  Small wounds, burns, malaria, infections, worms in the kids scalps and parasites in their bodies, eye medicine and antibiotics are the main recurring symptoms and treatments.

Here is a great picture of most of the 19 church Pastors. The last Sunday we were there we had a Gathering of the closest churches.  Harvest bought a bull and some goats, rice, corn, and crackers for a feast that fed 600 of your brothers and sisters in Christ.  Pray for them in their hard times of famine. For most of them, this was the first big meal they had had in weeks.

I’m looking forward to bringing the next message on Sunday in our “I AM” series.  “I am the Light of the World”  Invite a neighbor and we’ll see you Sunday! And if you see an old green dump truck being driven by a guy who looks like he is having a terrible day, give me a call.  We really need it back!