Huge Update

Deputation has been great. It seems like I haven't stopped moving for the past two weeks straight. But things are good and we are enjoying our time. Here is a huge pictorial update over the past few weeks.
I swung by my brother Steve's house to see him and his family in Tampa, Florida. We had a great time. Brady wasn't around when we took this picture.
My nephew Brady is on the basketball team. We went to watch one of his games. That's him shooting a free throw.  Their team won!
I really enjoyed my stay at Hobe Sound. I used it as a base to travel in and out of while holding deputation services. HIM treats their missionaries with class, here is the mission house they put me up in during my time there.
My last service in Florida was in Key West. It was a neat experience driving out through the keys. I saw lots of boats and some gorgeous ocean views.
One of the first keys is Key Largo, I stopped just a few minutes to snap this picture.
Watch out for the giant crabs that are on the loose!
Aaaaaa need I say anything?
The keys are linked by these super long bridges.
Very interesting place. The C.I.A. has a base just a few yards from this point I imagine they are keeping their eyes and ears on Cuba and everything Caribbean.
Meanwhile Hannah and the boys were on their way to Fort Lauderdale and would arrive at 5 am. I pulled out of Key West at 1:30 am and headed North. It was a looooooong day.
This is how we all felt after our sixteen hour drive to Tennessee.
Saw these beautiful air balloons on our way to Tennessee.
Sunday we had services in Byrds Chapel and Maryville, Tennessee. Here are the boys playing with the pastor's son.
Since we were close to Gatlinburg we zipped over there on Monday to see a few sights.
Took a trip back to the 50's.
Ripleys Aquarium was a great experience!! We all really enjoyed it.
Blood thirsty piranhas.
Watching the sea creatures.
The best part was the glass tunnel. What a neat experience!
Sharks, sharks everywhere!!
I think they are smiling at us!
Hey look we found Nemo!
Our little diver in a big suit.
One of the sharks got loose and was prowling around.
The four little penguins.
A penguins perspective.
Joseph and I braved the maze of mirrors. I guess it reflected our desire for wholesome entertainment.
Dan Dan and the bears.
Tuesday evening we arrived at IHC. What a surprise to see my parents there. I had no idea they were coming!!
Joseph sang his heart out with the 300+ kids. He loved it!
On Wednesday little Dan Dan turned two!! Woo hoo!
We celebrated in my parent's hotel room. Check out those Middlesworth chips made only in Central Pennsylvania.
Came to Cincinnati on Thursday night to be with Hannah's family for a few weeks while we do services in the area. On Saturday we had a big birthday bash for both me and Dan Dan.
 Ready to dig in!
Practicing for his driver's test.
Thank God for another year of life!! God is so good!


Evangelistic Weekend in Hobe Sound

I had a very exciting weekend at the Spanish church in Hobe Sound, Florida. On Friday evening I gave a session on evangelism methods to the church. Then on Saturday morning we went and practiced some of what we had learned. Here is Hery Santiago he is the pastor of the church.
There was a really good group that came out for the activity. For some it was their first time to do door-to-door witnessing.
We broke into five teams and each team took Bibles to hand out.
We had several very interesting conversations. God really helped us.
After going door-to-door we all went to Wilson and Daisy's house for lunch. They are both from Honduras and they had a grill-out for us. It was delicious!
In the afternoon we went back to the community where we had been witnessing and held an open air service.
The entire weekend was just blessed by God. Both Saturday night and Sunday morning God came in a special way in the church services. A family that has been attending for over seven years prayed to be saved! Several others were praying and getting help. Praise God he is still changing lives!


Snapshots from Florida

We had a wonderful service at HIM's Spanish church in Fort Myers, Florida. After the service we ate mole made by one of the Mexican ladies. Mmmmmm delicious!
While at Hobe Sound, Hery Santiago took me out to eat some incredible Mexican tacos. Oh my, I got some tacos al pastor and they were so amazing! Thanks Hery!
 While in Summerfield Florida, I got to visit with Barry and Esther Sweitzer and family. Esther was my first and second grade teacher. It was so fun reminiscing the good ol'e days.
I had two very relaxing days with my aunt and uncle Gerald and Sarah Hoch. Aunt Sarah had a stroke three years ago and the doctor said she had two days to live. But God has the last word, she is doing so good, she is up and about and back to work. She is a testimony to God's amazing power.