On Friday, Sept. 15th, we had Thomas Bailey, a speaker from Creation Ministries International come to our church. It was a very informative evening about how evolution is impossible. He also showed how the rest of the Bible is very tied to Genesis and that Jesus quoted from there.
Thomas Bailey speaking.
Mom arranged for people to bring Creation snacks (The Seven Days of Creation). Below are some pictures. Sorry, some are a bit blurry : ).
Anyone for some “Ocean Punch”?
Genesis 1:1- In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
On June 15, we went up to Big River for a Father-son fishing trip with our church. We caught many fish as a group but only kept a few. The biggest fish caught was about 30 inches and the smallest was about 12 inches (that made it into the boat).
Jesse with a Walleye.
Levi with a Northern Pike.
Picture of part of the group after fishing (Only two of our family were there on the second day). We had a very good time there.
Matthew 13:47-50. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:
Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
After the CWVFF conference ended (in March…sorry we have been busy!), Dad and I went to pick up a car so we could get to the different tourist things that we were going to see during the next 2 days. It took about five minutes to get to the rental agency from our hotel with a shuttle. Once Dad got all the stuff figured out, we drove away and took the wrong turn (the GPS told us to) and went a long way away from where we wanted to go so finally we stopped and checked the GPS and realized that we had it set for the wrong place. When we got back close to the hotel, there were roads below us and above so we couldn’t tell which exit to take so we took the same wrong exit many times . We could see our hotel below us but we couldn’t get there. We finally decided not to rely on the GPS and we got to our hotel pretty quick! (about 45 min.)!
Sunday morning we attended a large Baptist Church that had a choir and orchestra. Here are a few pictures about other things we did after church and Monday before we flew out:
Mom and Dad in front of the San Fernando Cathedral. This Cathedral is in downtown San Antonio and when it gets dark they have a laser light show on the front of the cathedral about the history of Texas. We didn’t want to stay there till the evening so we didn’t see it.
One of the highlights was going on the Scooter Power Tour! The scooters went up 20 mph! We went on a 2 hour tour.
Mom decided not to come on the scooter tour, but instead tour the Alamo which is a famous fort in Texas history.
Dad, Micah and I on the scooter tour in front of the downtown area of the River Walk which is a famous 15 mile network of walk ways along the banks of the San Antonio River. There are barges floating down the river giving tours and many restaurants along the walkway.
Another thing we did was go to the Natural Bridge Cavern.
Stalagmites and Stalactites that joined together to make some columns.
We had an enjoyable time at San Antonio and hope we can go back again someday.
Psalm 24:1 – The earth is the Lord‘s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
We have had a busy time with Jesse’s graduation, weeding, cherry picking, helping with Joshua’s house, picking apples, digging potatoes, starting carrot harvest and many other things!
After 12 years of hard work Jesse graduated from school. We had a short program including a graduation song and a few words of encouragement from one of Jesse’s friends and a farmer Jesse has worked for. And then, of course, lots of food!
Cherry picking went well except for this variety which had a lot of mold so we just picked a few.
Dad picking some delicious apples. Other people in our family do help pick too 🙂 . You can click here to see the price list.
A picture of the sunrise down the road.
Hawk and his ball. He enjoys playing fetch and watching the yard.
When the guy Jesse works for harvested our field, Micah and I used his drone to take some pictures and videos.
The wheat about to be harvested.
Micah got this picture of the sun shining through the harvest dust.
We dug many potatoes this year with a borrowed plow. (This is only part of them). We have several varieties of red, white, purple and Yukon gold.
They just poured the basement recently at Joshua’s house so we put in the stairs and framed the basement.
We then insulated the main floor. And you can see that they also did the poly.
We worked hard to finish the stone and got done just before the weather got cold and snowy!
Another event I attended in Regina on Oct. 1st, along with Mom and Dad, was Levi’s graduation from the CPA/CGA program .
We also got most of our chickens butchered at a Hutterite Colony that is a federally inspected facility and then butchered the last few along with some friends’ chickens. We haven’t dug many carrots yet so I don’t have any pictures…the snow has to melt first!
Another bit of exciting news is that Joshua got engaged on August 27 to Shaylyn Fehr. Their wedding is on January 7, 2017.
Even though we didn’t want snow now, we know that, “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22.