Thursday, August 21, 2014
Gunnison Day 2
Waking up early, I was able to take a walk this morning in the brisk cool Gunnison air. I was able to meet a lady who also was visiting the area from Arizona. As I asked where exactly in Arizona, she replied, "Oh you will never have heard of this place. It's in the Mojave Desert in the middle of nowhere." I finished her statement by adding "Bullhead City?" Long story short, she was raised Lutheran, but I was able to share a witness with her and shared information about Mojave Baptist Church (our church plant in Bullhead City).
Following my walk, I joined up with Bro. Roberts and Bro. Davis and we headed out looking for housing for both of these men's families. Our goals today were to find them both housing, Bro. Roberts possible employment, and a meeting place for the church plant. Yes, I know that is a bit much to ask for in just less than a day, but we do serve a big God!
By 10:45 a.m., the Lord had allowed us to meet Floyd who offered a completely furnished home to Bro. Davis to rent at a very great rate. The house can fit all his family and has "hunting ground" if he is interested. If you know Bro. Davis, you know this is amazing!
We then began driving, calling, and asking God to lead us to a place for the Roberts family. We found quite a few leads, but the cost has been very high. This evening, one person we had left a message with called back. It was near dusk, but we agreed to go and look at the home. The home has room for the family, a nice size yard, is extremely clean, and has a huge separate garage and work shop for someone who would like to work out of their house. We have not been able to go in the house yet, but have an appointment to do so in the morning. If you know the Roberts family (and his profession) you know this is amazing! Please pray for our meeting in the morning!
While visiting one of the homes today and touring it, we heard construction sounds. The house next door to that one was being built. Upon meeting and speaking to these men, the owner of the business invited Bro. Roberts to call him when he returns in October as he could use some help with someone with carpentry experience.
We then went across the street to the Gunnison Recreation Center. Bro. Roberts explained to them that they were coming to plant a church there in Gunnison. He asked if they had any ideas for a meeting place when needed. Just so happens that something was open. They had a room that could accommodate up to 60 that was available. Bro. Roberts asked about the cost, to which the lady said she would love to have them, "how about $20 a week?" Yeah, we can handled that!
We were able to pass out tracts to quite a few, Bro. Roberts was asked to preach every Sunday at a local camp ground, we enjoyed great fellowship, and shared our hearts with one another.
It is now 10 p.m. here in Gunnison. Let's review what the Lord did today. Housing for the Davis family-YES. Housing for the Roberts family-seems like a YES. A meeting place for a church plant-YES. Bro. Roberts to find employment-YES. Gospel passed out, fellowship shared, and God knitting hearts-YES, YES, Yes! Can God do all these things in 14 hours-YES!!!!!
Please pray for us as we look at the house in the morning. Pray for the Lord's will there. We then will make a four hour drive to Denver and Lord willing a 3 hour flight home followed by an hour drive home. Please pray for safety!
All we can say after today is "To God be the Glory, Great Things He has Done!"