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


Hannah said...

Said a prayer for you all today. May God use you guys in mighty ways.

Rachael said...

I've only been home and had internet access for about 24 hours and here is the first thing I come across. I don't even know what to say. I miss you all so much and my heart and work is with you guys!

laurengouin said...

if you come to Maryland, my husband and i would be more than happy to host you. i love what you are doing and it has greatly affected my life. thank you, and as always, you are in my prayers.
my e-mail is: if you need a place to stay.

Hannah said...

The no booty shorts sign makes me smile a lot. =D

Christine said...

Great great work you are doing. Thank you for being pro-life and actually doing something about it.

I pray and fund those who are fighting it.

Keep up the good fight!

Soul Pockets said...

I just found your blog. You guys are awesome. You give meaning to walking the walk!

God Bless, Kelly