Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Please pray for our mission to the Balkans

One week from tomorrow, 29 May, our mission team will head toward the Balkans. Many of our team members are working diligently in their respective tasks. Amber Hamilton, a Wayland University junior, is preparing for music performance and worship leadership as she practices the flute. Ricky Nations and Duane Gray are working on designs for the Buddy Wagner English Language Library. Kevin Burrow and Will Nations are planning sports camp schedule and securing equipment. Pray for these as they seek the Lord's guidance and wisdom.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Thank you to Leota Hardgrove Sunday School Class

I continue to marvel at God's work among followers of Jesus Christ here in Plainview. While sitting at my desk working this morning, I was greeted by two women, Leota Hardgrove and Gwen Andrus, representatives of the Leota Hardgrove Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church of Plainview, Texas. The class has gathered a large amount of money to be used for the most pressing needs in the village where we will be ministering in Macedonia. Thank you to these ladies. Thank you to the LORD for moving these women to sacrificial giving!

Ben's Performance, First Baptist Church of Plainview

The Children's Choirs of First Baptist Church of Plainview lead in worship. Ben is serious about his music.

Grace and Ben's Music Performance and Awards Night

Grace is such an expressive singer, enunciating every word. What a unique child!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Shaw's New House in Plainview

Our new home in Plainview. Closing date is May 28 . . .

Shaw's New House in Plainview

The garage . . .

We are Buying a House in Plainview!

Here is the kitchen. Martha especially likes the stove.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Apostolos students at Students/Community Leaders Forum

Jessica Young and Melanie Vasquez await community leaders at first students/community leaders forum. Students engaged with community leaders about the most pressing needs of people in Plainview.

Apostolos group at Shaw's for cookout

Martha shares with Melanie Vasquez and Amber Hamilton about life in the Balkans from a woman's perspective.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Balkan Team Prepares for Mission

The Wayland Baptist University Balkan Mission Team prepares for mission in Macedonia, Kosova, and Greece. Melanie Vasquez (in red), Khrystyne Eckerd (in green), Amber Hamilton (in dark brown), Kevin Burrow (in baseball cap), Micah Evans (in light blue), and Taylor Phillips (in grey), prepare music and drama. Dr. Rick Shaw is at the piano.