I really don't like change, but when your phone just goes black, you have no choice. Fortunately they retrieved most contacts and photos, but you have to log in to all of the different accounts separately. I'll survive, barely!!
  We've just been hanging out with the family here in Frankfort,  Illinois,  spent a great Father's day with one of two kids. Kelly will come here for our camping trip to Indiana Beach in Monticello.
  As I said in the last post, we have been given a Bobcat skid steer loader and we also were given a hydraulic jackhammer that fits the Bobcat. Rick Balmer and I leave tomorrow with the Bobcat in tow to our house. I wanted to just ship it, but it would cost over $2000 to ship, so we'll take it to our house and turn around and come back to Illinois.  I'm looking forward to using it to level my driveway before we give it to Big Heart Orphanage in 🇲🇽 Mexico. This machine will be a game changer for the orphanage. It'll cost us a few thousand dollars to get it across, so any financial help would be greatly appreciated.  God always supplies all things needed for life and ministry.



Leaving home for the first time in 4 months, took us north to stop at Phil and Marrianns in Nobel, OK. We spent the night, had breakfast and continued north. The next morning we stopped at The Balmers in Carthage, IL for breakfast. We made it to Chicago just in time to duck and cover for a tornado blowing through town.
  I stopped at one of our supporters businesses to say hi, and shared the need for a skid steer loader. His eyes got big, and said he had one and didn't know what to do with it. He gave it to us, now all I need is to get it home somehow. God will do it!!
  We spent a few days with Lea in western Illinois at the Days house, enjoyed dinner with the Carpenters Crew, Church for the first time in months, great barbecue and fellowship.  Now we're back in Frankfort, and enjoying time at Kristin and Larrys. A few projects around there house to be done will keep us busy.
  The Covid Craze still lingers here, and we should have waited a few weeks in Texas before coming. Oh well.


  Thursday morning Sergio, his son Obed and I returned to Big Heart Orphanage in the mountains near Saltillo to install and weld all the metal purlins on the new kitchen and dining room. Shawn and I cut and set the purlins while Sergio and Obed welded them in place.
  I bought a big box of rib eye steaks on the way and they grilled them up Saturday night to celebrate Gator and Deannas anniversary.  38 years of which most has been serving orphans.
  We finished up the work we came to do, and headed home Sunday afternoon when the last purlin was welded. We thank God for the low humidity up there, which made it possible for long work days. A nice ride on a quad and trail bike for me and Shawn while the guys finished welding.
  There's a lot more work to do out there and Lord willing,  the group's and funds will come. Paula and I are heading to Illinois next week since the lockdown has ended there. Another eye injection Friday and a day or two to heal before we leave.
  On a cool God thing, I called my insurance agent to paid my 6 month premium and he told me it was $318.00 and said that he wanted to pay the premium as a gift to the ministry.  How cool was that ?