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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

December Newsletter ♥ (Double Click Image and It will Make it Easier to Read.)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Thank you!

Thank you so much for making our Cornish Cross Fundraiser for Bending the Bow International a great sucesses! We have heard so many great testimonies of how great they tasted and how big they were.We hope to do this in the spring and fall again next year also. Have a wonderful Christmas!


Friday, October 22, 2010

October Newsletter (click on image to see entire page, click again to enlarge)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bending the Bow International "Cornish Cross" Fund Raiser

From our 'farm' to your fridge...
Fresh yummy chicken...

If you are interested in an easy way to help us raise some money towards our next trip, make sure you get your name on the list our "Cornish Cross" fundraiser. For a donation of $12.00 or more, we will reserve a freshly butchered, ready-for-roasting (or freezing) grass and gain fed chicken. We anticipate each chicken will be between 4-6 lbs. Pick up day will be Nov 8th and 9th from 3-6 pm at our house. We only have 46 fat, juicy, home-grown birds for sale, so if you are interested in getting one or more of our birds and helping us raise funds for our trip, contact us soon to get your name on the list.
Just keeping it real....

A thought for all of you who are not in the Sonora area: Would you consider buying a bird and gifting it to someone you know here in Sonora or to be given to a family who is in need? We have a list of families in need if you are interested in donating to a family. Contact us by email at or call us at (209)928-4191
Thanks for your love and support!
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All proceeds will benefit our upcoming trip to Indonesia!
Thursday, October 7, 2010

COMING SOON...2011 Summer Family Ministry Trainning Camp

We are so excited about our Family Ministry training time in Mexico coming NEXT SUMMER! We finally have a date that works with APU Mexico Outreach team. This will be one of the best things we have done for families in the area of helping them to move together in ministry and to see how each one of their children can minister now. We have a fun filled week planned in Ensenada, Mexico.

The missionaries we will be serving and working with are Jerry and Happy Dean; they are long time friends and work under their organization: 10 Talents Ministries.

Dates are: July 10-16, 2011

The cost will based on the number of families who actually attend and will be prorated based on the the size of each family. We have a chart if you are interested in knowing the cost.

Families arrive  on Sunday evening for settling in and orientation time. Monday though Friday will be filled with  teaching sessions, times of ministry, strategic planning sessions for parents, family debriefing time, worship time, personal ministry time for families and fun time.  Saturday morning will be clean up time and departure for home.

We have created this schedule  for those who can only take off 5 days from work; you can do that by leaving from your home base on Saturday and returning home seven days later the following Saturday.

We only have 5 spots for families this year,  as we want it to be small and intimate for all who come with us. Spots will be held on a first come, first served basis.  In order to hold your spot we are asking for  a non-refundable deposit that will be used to secure housing deposits we must make and other out of pocket costs we will have for the week. If you are unable to come on the trip after making the deposit, but can find another family to take your place your deposit will be refunded.

We will walk each one though the whole process of going once you contact us for more information.  It will be very easy as we will help you each step of the way.

We have more information for you so call us at 209-928-4191 or email me at
We would love to pour into you and your family next summer!

Blessing and Love the Sponsler's!
Sunday, September 26, 2010

A New Country And New Friends

Wow, we made it to Sri Lanka! AND We all survived our first all-nighter in the Malasyia airport. We  are tired, smelly,  and not quite sure what is going to happen next. We are, however, excited and a little nervous to meet Pastor Udi and his wife, whom we have never met before. It is going to be a great adventure.

Our family in the airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

We spent a few hours at one of Pastor Udi's (our Sri Lankan contact) friend's house. We left some of our extra bags, rested  a bit, and spent a little time getting to know each other.  After a couple of hours we left for the train station to get tickets for our journey to the northern part of Sri Lanka, to Vavuniya where the Children's home that were visiting is located.

Hannah and Jonathan enjoying some down time in Colombo before our journey north.

One of the great joys of traveling is to see the different geography in each country.  A long train ride provides the opportunity to see a lot of land we normally wouldn't get to see. We love getting out of the big cities and into the villages and smaller towns, where the pace is slower and we can see things that sometimes get lost in the busy pace found in a bigger city.

The first 24 hours in Sri Lanka were VERY interesting! When we went to get train tickets, no train was available, so we decided (as it was the only option we had left) to take a bus ride instead. The boys and I sat in one seat  and the girls sat in one seat.  The bus was like the old school buses from the sixties.  The ride was filled with LOUD music, lots of  dirt and dust, sweltering heat, about twice as many people on the bus as there should have been (according to U.S. standards....LOL) !

Pastor Udi's wife, Niti, and a beautiful German woman, Dagmar, who was also  visiting the children's home.

Our only complaint about this part of our trip?  It was way too short.