Wednesday, September 1, 2010

It's Been Busy Around Here

I wanted to just update everyone who ever reads this goofy thing just all that has gone on here in Los Banos. Linda has just concluded an awesome Luncheon for the Ladies titled "Oceans of Emotions" by Karin Kyle of Modesto Calvary. The women had a great time

Yesterday we had our Men's "Steak & Study" with Al Garnica coming out to do the bbqing for us it was out of this world. The Men enjoyed it and were blessed to hear Ken Graves. We are attempting to pull off a "Night of Worship" which will include a chili cook off as an outreach to our community here in L.B.

I will be taking a group of Men to a Pastors/Leaders Conference this month and am looking forward to the rest. I am looking forward to Linda and I having some time off real soon so I will keep you posted of our schedules.

May the Lord bless you as you pray for us cause we need it ha ha

Love to all AL

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Day in the Life of Nevaeh's Summer

The smile tells it all!
"Here we are at Angel Acres"

Getting some expert tips from Ada she's the best @ horses!
Nevaeh is a fast learner and absolutely loves doing this
"Do we need de-tangler for their tails Ada"
"A good cowgirl carries her own saddle Bapa don't you know that?"
Next comes the blanket
Then the saddle
Have you ever seen a brighter smile I think she is happy what say you?
A little final instruction
"Ok, Nevaeh off you go remember your the boss"
If her dad could see her on this big beast he would flip
"Come on Star lets get going"
"Heck I ain't afraid of no Horse I'm gonna stand right on this fence"
"Yikes here they come"
"Seriously Bapa, you think I am just gonna sit here and look cute?"
"This is what I'm talking about food baby, food"

Nevaeh on day 3 going in and out of poles

It was just weird watching my lil grand daughter ride away on this big ol thing

I don't see what all the fuss is I don't need no stinkin lessons Bapa
just open that gate and let me at this"

Linda and will treasure this week with Nevaeh & Charlotte. They had so much fun getting to run around the house hanging with Bapa & Ada. We miss them so much thank you Lord for the time

In His Grip

Monday, June 14, 2010


I can't even begin to tell you about the fantastic time I had this past weekend with my Son and his family. Linda and I got a chance to stop in Carpenteria on our way back from the Pastors Conference. Even though we were only there for 24 hrs it was just a blessing to see all that God is doing in their lives. My Grand daughters have the best parents. I thank God for them.

Reality set in when we had to leave but I do know this, God will allow me more time with them some day soon. Linda got to see her Daughter & Her grand kids as well so all in all it was a great week to be away.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thank You Jesus

He crossed the path Home
How I thank all of you for the massive prayers that went out this week in honor of my Dad going home to be with the Lord. With complete assurance my Father is now where he needed to be, W/Jesus!

I cannot begin to tell you how the Lord held up all of my family and especially my brother Robert both yesterday & Today. We are finally at the end of the ordeal and now will begin down a New Journey in the quest of seeing our loved ones again.

May God richly bless your efforts for standing in the gap with us.

In His Grip

Monday, May 24, 2010


ALBERT ABDULLA SR. 4/01/33 - 5/22/10
It is with a heavy heart that I share with all of you the passing of my Father. Known as "Grandpa Dulla" to his grand kids, Dad to my siblings, and just plain "Pop" to me. My sister Linda and I have spent the last week doing 24 hr care for him at his house with my Brother Robert & Sister Juanita coming during the day to assist us. No doubt it has been a very long 2 weeks and needless to say I am very tired. Thank you all for your prayers for us and most of all thank you for being you. MY brother in law Richard and I will be conducting a "Celebration Service" Wed Night in Fresno & then taking part in the funeral in a Catholic church on Thurs. Pray that the Lord gives me EXACTLY the right words to share. I was blessed to lead my Father to Jesus about 3 yrs ago and even though he did not live a life of service to the Lord I know that He is with Him now. I will probably no doubt write a book on the last 2 weeks of my life and share all the joyful and bizarre happenings and how God took care of all of it.

In His Grip

Monday, May 17, 2010

My Family Needs Prayer

Pray for my Dad Albert
I will no doubt be away from the ability to post anything for awhile so please know I am thinking of you all. I have been going back & forth to Fresno as my Dad is in literally his last hours here on this earth. My Brother Robert & I my sisters Juanita & Linda have been giving him around the clock care so he does not have to be alone when it happens. We are going through a lot of mixed emotions for sure. I know that God is and will continue to lift me through this.

I am asking a special prayer for my Brother Robert who is taking this EXTREMELY hard. I had the pleasure of leading my Father to Jesus about 2 1/2 yrs ago so I do know his future. My Brother in law Richard and I were reading the bible to him yesterday and it was the only peace he could muster up. I love my Pops, but I know its time to say goodbye and its not easy. How I thank God for all of you who have been my supporters in all we have done here. I will depend on your prayers and am so thankful for them. May the Lord bless you and I will be back soon!

In His Grip

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

How Did This Happen?


I woke up this morning with this cool looking car on my mind.

I thought to my self "WOW what do me and this car have in common?"

1. Were both pretty beefy
2. we both like the same color
3. There is a lot of power under the hood still
4. We both shine
5. We both have seen many presidents
6. We both made it through the gas rationing days of the 70's
7. We saw the age of the hippie
8. Vietnam
9. Gulf Wars (2)
10. Loser presidents (Clinton & O'slama)
11. got saved (me in Jesus and it in the auction)

The list went on & on but then I realized really the only thing that we actually had in common was we both turned:

How did that happen?
Why does it happen?
That's right you heard me I turned:
I guess the greatest thing I have going for me is

My Salvation
2. My lovely wife
3. My beautiful grand babies
4. That I can still see to type this

and to tell you thank you all for putting up with me for all these years!

"Happy Birthday To Me"

Cant you just hear the joy in my voice as I sing it?

blessings Al