Wrapping up our week of giving thanks

The book of Acts records the early church and it’s growth by the power of the Holy Spirit. In Acts 2, we read “they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles.  And all who believedContinue reading “Wrapping up our week of giving thanks”

Our week of giving thanks continues

The Psalmist writes “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!” Today I would like to thank the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and the LWML for their faithful support of our work. The LCMS provides disaster/mercy grants to help us in the work we share. Forged by Fire isContinue reading “Our week of giving thanks continues”

Week of giving thanks

Peter writes in his letter “you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” We have many special friends at Forged by Fire. Those volunteers who give of their time and talents. They live out theirContinue reading “Week of giving thanks”

Jambalaya World Championship Wrap

Well it was an amazing and busy couple of days. Peggy and I entered this ultra competitive event with the guidance of our friends at Krazy Kajun in St. Amant. As I had mentioned in a previous post, Gonzales was named the capital for Jambalaya by a late Louisiana governor. The locals in this areaContinue reading “Jambalaya World Championship Wrap”

The Saints of Southwest Louisiana

I am not talking about our local NFL team, no… I am speaking of the real saints of Southwest Louisiana, the members of St. John Lutheran Church in Lake Charles and Trinity Lutheran church in Sulphur. A few years back when multiple hurricanes destroyed their communities, we were fortunate enough to be able to makeContinue reading “The Saints of Southwest Louisiana”

Walmart Community Support

We are very blessed to have the support of our local Walmart Neighborhood market stores! Recently we received community grant support from three local stores. It is always a joy to work these store managers and their associates. Thank you again! If you are able, please remember to support those businesses who support the workContinue reading “Walmart Community Support”

Jambalaya Cookoff in Gonzales

Next week we are competing in the World Championship for Jambalaya in world capital of Jambalaya, that is Gonzales Louisiana. Competition Jambalaya or Gonzales Jambalaya as some might call it, is different than what we typically cook while we are deployed during disasters. This also will be the first time that I am cooking aContinue reading “Jambalaya Cookoff in Gonzales”