Sunday, July 13, 2008


Hey all,

So I found out two days ago that I will once again be trekking to the Pacific coast, leading 45 high school students. It will undoubtedly be intense; however, in preparation for this upcoming session of Trac II, I have felt an overwhelming sense from the Lord that this session will be unlike any others I've done, specifically from a spiritual perspective. I really feel as if a lot of these guys that are coming (I have 12) are bringing with them many many questions, burdens, and uncertainty. Getting to the point, I ask you all, my GBC family, that you would begin to pray into the lives of these guys. My prayer is that they would be so overwhelmed by Christ that they would lay claim to the victory and the ability to overcome these things in which they are currently held captive to. Family, WE ARE OVERCOMERS in Christ. Be encouraged.

Many things have occurred since I last posted. For those of you that are familiar with the band Phillips, Craig, and Dean, Dan Dean was out here this past week with his daughter, Dani. Awesome, awesome people. I had the opportunity to get to know them very well, so that was cool.

3 weeks left and then it's back to Gassaway. I have to say that it's at times easy to fall into that mode of simply wanting to escape and go home; however, I know that the Lord is not done with me here, so I am continually grateful for the opportunity to serve at the Ranch. For those of you that miss my smiling face and for those of you that don't, the picture above is for you. I praise God for you all!



  1. Good to see your smiling (?) face..will be praying for you and the group you will be ministering to...I know the Lord has great things in store for all of you....also looking forward to your return to the big city of Gassaway..even if it'sonly for a few you know....Love you...Grandma C

  2. Loved seeing your goofy face! I mean "smilin'" face! Miss you and praying for you!!!
    We ARE excited about all your answered prayers!!!!
    Dad & mom

  3. Hey Trav,
    Pictures were great! I truly enjoy seeing and reading what is going on in your alls lives. It's great. I'm guessing your Trac II session is over now and anxious to hear the answered prayers.
    "I am at rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I will never be shaken." Psalm 62:1-2
    Miss your smiling face, but God's not done with you yet.
    Love Aunt Marsha
    PS You've got a new cousin- 12 days old.