Friday, July 18, 2008

Tour Blog 6 - More Random Fun Pics

Here are some more random pics of the tour so far. We like pics and hope you do to.

Ilia Rocks Hard

Prayer at Abortion Mill In Chicago

Prayer at Planned Parenthood Super Center in Aurora, IL

Prayer at Planned Parenthood Super Center in Aurora, IL

Christi carrying a heavy load

Rachael showing her super strength

Juan is on an anti-booty shorts crusade

Lindsey from Ilia and her cool patch

Breakfast with Joe and Ann Schiedler

Karissa and Lexi being goofy

Notes are always ending up around the booth

Rachael promoting the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity

Karissa keeping her cool

Prayer at Planned Parenthood Super Center in Aurora, IL

Jeremy in the house


Doug and Rachael at the Stand True campsite at Cornerstone

Lovely Cornerstone Porta Potties

This is the new all girl rock band "Whatever Bryan"

We found a random bingo game at a Culvers in WI, we had to pretend to play

Prayer at abortion mill in Chicago

Prayer at abortion mill in Chicago

Prayer at Planned Parenthood Super Center in Aurora, IL

To be continued...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Photos from the land of Cheese and Brats

We are back in the office for a week preparing for the second half of tour.

Here are a few pics of the last week.

Candice Promoting the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity

Rosch for Rock for Life left his shorts in our trailer, this led to some dress up fun

Karissa likes cows

Alana, Cameron and Candice

The Rock For Life kids hooked us up with a sweet host home for Lifest

Moses caught on film not sleeping, wow

We kind of took over the building for awhile

Rachael is happy

Ephriam, Stand True and Rock for Life took over Perkins

Cleaning the Cornerstone crud off of the tubs

Bryan speaking at Lifest

Eric Timm painting behind Bryan

Dave from Superchick rocking the red love

Every year we go to Perkins and take a series of photos next to Reggie White's Picture. Here are some from this year.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Tour Blog 4 - Tired but worh it

I am sitting in a coffee house in Oshkosh Wisconsin trying to keep awake. We have been on the road for a while now and the late nights and long days are catching up to us.

We just got finished with both Creation and Cornerstone Festivals over the past two weeks. Creation was a little rough as we did not have a host home or regular food that week. The girls slept in the tent and the boys slept in the van on a slope each night. We ate a lot of Peanut butter and jelly that week, but it all worth it for the amount of people we get to reach.

Our friend Juan joined us for three weeks of the tour and has been a huge blessing. He has helped a lot with the driving and his years of festival experience.

After a busy week at Creation we loaded up and did the over night drive to Ohio where we took a 5 hour break before heading to Illinois. A quick stop for a pig roast at Mamma Linda's and we were off to Cornerstone Festival, most every ones favorite.

Cornerstone as always was hot and dusty, but well worth it. We always seem to make the most connections at Cornerstone and have the most fun there also. Several big bands have stopped by the booth and expressed interest in helping promote Stand True and picked up t-shirts to wear on stage. So far this summer we have given shirts to Kutless, Underoath, The Almost, Casting Crowns, Family Force Five, Leeland, Pillar, Fireflight, Ilia and many more. We even gave a shirt to Brandi Cyrus (Hannah Montana's sister).

Along with all of the band contacts we also were able to connect with many other ministries and organizations to work on ways to promote each other and the work we do. Stand True will probably be connecting with Compassion International to help sponsor children in other countries. We believe that taking care of children in need is also pro-life and very important.

We have gone through more literature then ever and have seen God move in mighty ways at the booth. Several women have come to us for prayer and been able to finally accept forgiveness for past abortions.

We are about to get started here at Lifest and would love for you to continue to pray for us and the the work we are doing. Gas prices have been well over $4.00 a gallon in many places, fuel is one of our biggest expenses right now. Pray for God to provide the funding we need to finish the the summer.

Here are some more pics to enjoy...

Juan juggling banners

The girls guarding the luggage

Atticus wants to help pass out lit


A day in the life of Moses

Bryan shows off the high tech donation bottles

Cameron ready to attack

The booth at Creation

Rachel talking to festival goer

We met these ladies in PA, the one on the left is 93 and just had her 72 wedding annversary

Cool kids

Bryan speaking at Cornerstone

Karissa and Sam

A much needed sign at Cornerstone

The booth at Cornerstone

Christie working hard

An fun parking lot in Chicago

Praying in Aurora at the Planned Parenthood super center

Pizza at Gino's East

Sam and Juan load the trailer