Wednesday, October 28, 2009



Linda and I wanted to announce to you that our dear friends Rene & Debbie Espinosa have been praying about serving the Lord out here in Los Banos. This is a testimony to the work that the Lord is doing here. Rene has a gift in Administration and Debbie is just plain gifted ha ha! We have missed them tremendously and you can imagine our response when they skyped us and told us what the Lord put in their hearts.

We also want to acknowledge that there will be some heartache attached to this move as they leave their Daughter Candie & their 3 Grand Kids behind. They will also be separated form our dear, dear Friend Mary Wood as well as Mike & Jill Florant. Please pray for all of them as Rene & Debbie answer God's call to service with us.

In His Grip
AL & Linda

Friday, October 16, 2009

A Road to Healing!

Spiritual Formation

I wanted to share a bit with all of you, whoever you are ha ha (not sure who reads this anymore) just exactly what is going on here in L.B (NO not Long Beach) when we have our Thursday Night Study. We are seeing an awesome explosion of the people getting the word in this classroom style setting. We begin exactly at 7:05pm, do one worship song and then start right in. We go straight through the lesson with the opportunity for them to ask questions along the way.

At the Midway point I always ask if they want to take a break and the answer is always No! These folks sit for a minimum of 75-80 Min's until we are done and they don't even flinch.
(there not allowed to complain) ha ha just kidding. Here are just a few shots of the folks!
This pic was taken about 10 Min's before the study started
Jorge is showing Pancho how a pencil works. The Seniors are Doug & Ilene from Anaheim who live in Los Banos now.
This is a great shot @ the diversity that is here. R.J (in red) & Jovana (hat & glasses) are both Jr's in high school that attend.

These people don't know how to go home they love to fellowship
This is a new couple Mike & Debbie who found their way to the fellow ship and love being taught the word of God.

No doubt this is an answer to your prayers so I ask PLEASE continue to pray for us here in Los Banos. We are seeing every aspect of growth & warfare because of it. How we long to see you all again so until then enjoy the report of your labor

Lord Bless

Monday, October 12, 2009


Linda and I were paid a surprise visit from none other than these little wonderful babies
(thank you Nina for bringing them)
They are growing up so fast
Ada got Charlotte a cake we could all share ha ha but wouldn't you know it Charlotte ate every single morsel of hers!
and here is the proof!
what a great blessing it was to see them again even if it was for a short time my heart was overwhelmed!


Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Yes its about ME!
Yesterday was my grand daughter Charlotte's 2nd Birthday!
It is the first time that I was not able to make any of my Grand daughters Birthday's and as a grandparent that sucks! Yes I said it ha ha cause that's how it feels! Now that being said my prayer is that my Son, Nina, Nevaeh & Char are able to get through this week as they are apart with Al working in Oxnard and Nina waiting for her new homestead to open next Monday so please keep them in prayer!