Monday, July 31, 2006

Early tomorrow morning I leave for a Peru Missions Conference in Atlanta. I will return Friday evening. I do not know of computer accessibility during this time, but my family told me they will post.

Whitney left for Dallas this morning, where she will spend a couple of days, then she's off to Florida with friends. Deanna and Lauren will be here in Tulsa, and will spend some time with two of BJ's Peru '05 team.

Change seems to have become our closest companion, but I can tell you honestly, not our dearest friend. Returning from Africa has been a blessing, but I must say that for so long, much energy has been gone into preparations mentally, emotionally, spiritually and otherwise, and now that it is behind us, and our girls are preparing to leave once again, we are fighting sadness.

Seeing what our Lord did is such an encouragement and has blessed our team. Returning to Tulsa and not having family close has been difficult. The people here in Tulsa are incredible, but family has been our support system for a lifetime, and we want to share with them.

We plan to travel back to Indiana (Lord willing) August 14th, for a week. Time with our loved ones will be so benenficial.

Being able to share with you has been an encouragement, and we appreciate your prayer support and notes. I will post from Atlanta if the opportunity is available, otherwise, it will be next week.

God Bless you each,



At 2:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God bless you on your trip Brent, and guide your every step. As I just returned from Missouri, let me say that the words that your poured from your heart regarding
Brad were wonderful, along with all the other postings. Praise
God for all He is doing in all of our lives throughout this earthy home we all dwell in.

God bless each of you

In Christ's love always~
Linda Anderson

At 2:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In talking with my landlady today, I have a serious prayer request to pass on. Her 26-year-old grandson, Andrew Lewis, suffered a bleeding stroke to his brainstem while at work in California with Youth With a Mission on July 2. He has been in serious condition in the hospital ever since. Doctors have indicated that recovery from this type of stroke is rare.

Andrew is the son of Gregg Lewis, an award-winning Christian author who has written or co-authored forty books including Tom Landry: An Autobiography, The Big Picture with Dr. Ben Carson, Forgiving the Dead Man Walking with Debbie Morris, Jesus M.D., and Safe at Home. He and his wife live across the country from his son in Atlanta, Georgia. They have been by his side for four weeks, but my landlady informed me today that Andrew's father had to fly home to take care of some business. He will return to California as soon as he can.

The family is requesting prayer that if it is God's will that Andrew's brain will be healed. Updates on Andrew's condition and an opportunity to leave messages for the family can be found at

Andrew's grandmother is understandably shaken and upset by this urgent need.

Thank you all for your prayers on their behalf.


At 9:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


change is the thorn in my flesh! ahh!! but sometimes its good..and it all works together for good..but its painful. and i know that you know that better than anyone.

love you. sad as always that i wont get to see you! i'll just have to keep commenting on here love you!

deanna and lauren--get ready!! me and mary cant WAIT to see you!!

whitney--i'll miss you dearly! love you honey.

love you all--

At 9:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Know that I am praying for all of you as this change is about to happen. I love each of you so so much and am looking forward to the next time we meet.

All my love and prayers,
April C.

At 10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

we love you and miss you all deeply,
Love John & Jeannie


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