Weekend in Indiana

August 15, 2011 by  
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The trip began at 3:00 am on Friday morning, August 5th.  Jason, then Brian, then Daryl took a turn driving. Click here to watch life unfold on the GOP bus!  This trip, Sheryl also helped out with the driving, and did a fantastic job. 

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 One of the funnier moments was instructing Danny on driving the bus for the first time (as well as his first try at driving manual transmission.) Watch here for his successful second attempt! Nothing like learning to drive with a whole busload of people!

Working on "Wonderful Grace of Jesus" while en route.

Working on "Wonderful Grace of Jesus" while en route.

Our first program was at the Simon J. Graber building, graciously hosted by Jason and Joanna Knepp and family!  They provided dinner and motel for us that evening, and the service was a blessing.

Simon J. Graber building
Simon J. Graber building

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 The following day was jam-packed with fun activities with friends; going out for breakfast at Knepp Family Restaurant with Hank, Jason, Joanna, and daughter, Rachel; eating lunch with Nate and Rose Overholt and family at Jeremy and Vanita Sensenig’s from Fresh Start; and letting the children run off some energy.

Jeremy and Vanita Sensenig hosted us for a relaxing, enjoyable afternoon.

Jeremy and Vanita Sensenig hosted us for a relaxing, enjoyable afternoon.

Nate and Rose blessed us with their family singing for us!

Nate and Rose blessed us with their family singing for us!

They sing; WE sing!

If they sing; WE sing!

 We drove about a 1/2 hour to the program that evening at Hillside Mennonite Church. It was the first time we were ever there, but we received a warm welcome, and it was great to meet more brothers and sisters in the Lord.

Marshall Fox and Jake Petersheim after a long day of PLAY!

Marshall Fox and Jake Petersheim after a long day of PLAY!

Training him young (Daryl with youngest son, Darien)

Training him young (Daryl with youngest son, Darien)

Getting everyone ready for the program.

Getting everyone ready for the program.

Sheryl setting up the CD rack.

Sheryl setting up the CD rack.

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The next morning we enjoyed a morning service at Fresh Start Chapel and a quick meal, then it was onto the bus for a 5 hour trip to our Sunday evening program.

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Eldon and Audrey Miller and family hosted this evening at Salem, and had a meal for us immediately on arrival. We finally were able to do a Sunday evening program here, and they definitely had a good turnout!

They packed them in; filling the foyer, and overflowing into the fellowship hall where they piped the music into.

They packed them in; filling the foyer, and overflowing into the fellowship hall where they piped the music into.

This time we spent Sunday night in Indiana, and tanked up on sleep for the ride home Monday, rather than travelling through the night. Each night we were so grateful to our hosting families, and blessed by your generous spirits! We couldn’t continue our ministry without you!

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Denise, Brooklyn, Cristina (Eldon Miller's daughter, IN), and Sheryl

Denise, Brooklyn, Cristina (Eldon Miller's daughter, IN), and Sheryl

Our prayer and aim for this weekend was to focus on salvation.  We hope to plant the seed, or perhaps water it. It would be nice to “see the increase”, however, only God can know what was happening in people’s hearts. Only God can truly save the soul. We were blessed to have someone comment on our facebook page, “You guys were great tonight! But I think we should have rented a stadium for all the people… :) It’s so awesome to see God using you to encourage so many people. Thanks for your testimonies & the emphasis on salvation.”

Indiana–When and Where

August 2, 2011 by  
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You may have noticed on our itinerary that we’ll be singing in Indiana this weekend, but we don’t have any places, dates, or times. Well, here is that information you’ve been waiting for!
August 5, 2011     7:00 P.M.
Simon J. Graber Community Building
9164 E. 875 N.
Odon, IN 47592
 
 
 
August 6, 2011     6:00 P.M.
Hillside Mennonite Church
Shoals, IN 47581
 
 
 
August 7, 2011     9:25 A.M.
Fresh Start Chapel
657 S 350 E
Washington, IN 47501
 
 
 
August 7, 2011     7:30 P.M.
Salem Mennonite Church
23984 County Road 46
New Paris, IN 46553
Any questions call Jason Fox’s cell phone: 484-794-5290