Sunday, March 22, 2009

Loading Bucky up for Eastern Washington and Oregon

This coming weekend, our PFC team of Jim Dixon, Chuck Boyce, Wayne Orendorff, and I will load up Rocker Wayne's SUV "Bucky" and set off Friday for Medical Lake, Connell, Yakima, Walla Walla, Washington; and finally end up Sunday night in Umatilla, Oregon, March 27-30.

Last Thursday, we met at the Christian Bikers Tabernacle in Puyallup, to rehearse our music and fellowship over dinner to pray and prepare for our trip together as a team. The Christian Bikers Tabernacle is an exciting church and outreach to the motorcycle community with connections all over the country. It was an awesome experience to fellowship and sing even if it was informally for them. They were so welcoming and friendly.

At the Regional Justice Center, I started meeting with Troy. He recommitted his life to the Lord with me and just took off with a wonderful booklet based on the Navigator's wheel illustration called "New beginnings." When we met recently, he held the booklet up and said, "I am really into this. I heard these things a long time ago. Now, I am getting it." Praise the Lord! Amen!

I also finally got to meet 1-to-1 with John up at Twin Rivers Corrections Center in Monroe after numerous obstacles and frustrations. We first met while he was serving time in the D unit of the RJC in 2006 and we have been corresponding since he was transferred to Monroe. John is scheduled to be released in June when he will move to the House of Mercy in Des Moines. I have been coordinating with Randy Schulz of Prison Fellowship to establish a support and accountability team for John.

I continue to serve regularly as a guest teacher in the Tahoma School District and am extremely thankful for your ongoing prayer, encouragement, and financial support. Should you desire to give, you may contact:
Prisoners for Christ Outreach Ministries
P.O. Box 1530

Woodinville, Washington 98072-1530

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