Friday, November 27, 2009

Its That TIME!

For those who read this blog (?) We are going to be having a whirlwind weekend with moving and preparing messages and dealing with all the untold problems so I am asking for your prayers as we seek to finally move into a "Home."

Since we have been here for the past 18 months this residence was more of a "landing place" for us. We will now be able to call this new place our home. Prayer needs:

Tks & God Bless

Monday, November 23, 2009

A Special Reflection of Thanks

I wanted to write a special post to give thanks to some special people
in mine and Linda's life this past year
I am thankful that Al & Nina took a vacation alone so Linda and I
could spoil my grand daughters rotten
To the Florant Family for being our Friends and allowing us to be a part of their
"Re-stating" of their Vows.
To our wonderful friends Rene & Debbie for coming out to assist us in the work
here in Los Banos. And for all the support and prayers while we were apart.
To Tony & Juana for all the love & support you have given us through all the years

To John & Lupe Reyna for all your prayers & support in this church plant

To all the Los Banians who got us started

To our beloved Friend & prayer partner Mary Wood
( we miss you)
Lastly but never least! I am most thankful for this lovely lady who has literally MADE my life. I have NEVER known a life like this as I have with Linda. She is by far the best "Help Meet" that a man has ever known. I thank God for her. I love you Doll!

As we look forward to what the Lord has for us we will always keep our eyes on Jesus for His coming. His watch and care over us and for everything that The Father has for us.
God Bless You All
In His Grip

Friday, November 20, 2009

Your Desk or Mine?

What a cool Pic I took last year @ the Cotton Gin.
It is amazing that we can see signs all around us and not even flinch. Sometimes the Lord shows us signs about others. Sometimes He shows them about us. No matter what it is He shows us if we will just take the time to Look, Listen, & Learn from them, it will make life easier.

This has been an interesting time for Linda and I as we are about to move into another location here in Los Banos. God has shown us favor with Landlords and I will fill you all in on that in a later post. Today we must get this house prepared for our move next week after Turkey Day!

Prayerfully my new desk wont look like this pic above!
Keep Your Area Clean!


Friday, November 13, 2009

The Final Move!

This past week we found ourselves back in the desert to retrieve the rest of our belongings. We were blessed to have Tony & Our Friend Katrina from our Fellowship make the trip with us. They helped us tremendously and even drove back our veh's for us. It was sad to say goodbye to the house but "we know that in all things God works together for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose."

The living Room being torn down
The entryway full of boxes
The Dining Room in shambles
Linda, Katrina & Debbie packing up the Living room
Me taking down the fan Nov 09'
Me putting up the fan July 06'
Of course I had to spend some quality time with Mike Florant
Gilbert Tony Mike ?

Tony and I were blessed to golf with Mike and Brother Gilbert form Calvary Goodyear. Mike I want to tell you "thanks" for all you did to help us with the house and all your friendship @ a time that it was most needed. I pray that Gilbert is as blessed as I to have been able to hang out with you. Linda and I pray for you, Jill & the kids thanks for being such great friends.

None of this could have been possible without the help from wonderful friends. Tony I can never repay you. Katrina thank you for being their for Linda. Debbie and Rene we thank you for all your hospitality and love it will be an honor to serve with you we cant wait. And of course our wonderful Spirit filled Friend & Sister Mary Wood. We pray that the Lord continues to sustain you in your wonderful Ministry to the homeless their in the desert

All in all I have to say that the move went off without a glitch. God is so good to us and we look forward to our new life together in Los Banos.

Lord Bless you all
AL & Linda

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Little Nostalgia

I was feeling a little nostalgic today and thought I would throw up some photos of when we first got here going on 18 months now can you believe it.
Of course this pic is even older than 18 months ago and I do believe that Debbie & Rene were with us in Pismo @ this time
An old familiar pic as this was the first one I used when I started this blog.
Linda and I just love this place and we are about due for another trip soon.
I hope you enjoyed the pics as I'm sure no one looks at this blog any more ha ha!

In His Grip