Friday, May 31, 2013
Dear friends, I've really been slack about my posts. I've been WAY too busy with home and family projects. Here are some pics of our last reenactment down at Fort de Chartres this past April. It was a great event and we were able to add a wonderful new family to our camp; John, Angie, Joel and Joshua. We were truly blessed to be with them. One of the best things that stands out about this camp was the food. We had pheasant, dove, salmon, sauage, bacon, veggies, fried apples, blackberry cream pie and more! I left casting a larger shadow than when I arrived. Another neat thing was that Logan got to do the auctioneering at the auction. He did a fantastic job. I can't wait for our next camp meeting!
Friday, November 30, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
We had a great time camping at Fort de Chartres the first weekend of November. There were a lot of firsts for me this time. It was the first time I got to tent camp with some new friends named Logan, Dillon and Zack. They are a great bunch of guys and a joy to be around. My normal camping buddies, Dale, Simeon and Brooke were there too. I can’t say enough about what good friends they are. I look forward to many more camps with or new formed group again. It was also the first time that I had camped in temperatures that got below freezing! Friday night, when we arrived, they were out of firewood. We’re not allowed to bring our own in but Dale and I had not had supper yet and it was getting much colder after dark. Finally, about 8:00 a load of wood arrived and they, thankfully, dumped it just a few yards from our campsite. Dale and I cooked fresh trout on a flat rock and it was late when we turned in. Saturday night is when we got the really hard frost. There was a heavy fog in the morning. At least we had enough wood to keep everyone warm around the fire. The one picture is a guy trying to brush his teeth.
Monday, November 12, 2012
I would be very grateful to anyone who would be willing to help me reach my goal and send Bibles to Nepal. You can follow the link to the right under my listed emails, called grouprev, for information about how to do it. This link is for use with a credit card only. If you wish to send a check directly to me, please send me an email. I am at $200 towards my goal of $500 at present. Thank you for helping to send God's gospel around the world! Our Lord and King, first served, Mark
Thursday, November 8, 2012
I was able to set my Bibles For The World table up in the barn this year where other craft booths were. It was great not having to tear down and set back up each day. I also had some great neighbors around me. We had three days of fantastic weather and a large crowd was on hand this year. When business was slow on Saturday, I went out on the grounds and did some "town crying". Not sure if it worked but business seemed to pickup shortly after. It could have been that it was approaching dinner and the ham and beans drew them my way, since our booths were right next to the kitchen! My parents had a spot outside to sell assorted wood products and odds and ends. I made some great contacts and sold a few lanterns. My granddaughter, Julia, helped me hand out gospel tracts. She was a big help. This is beoming one of my favortite events. I may do things a little different next year and hope to have a peddlers cart to move my wares around the grounds instead of being restricted to one place. We'll see. Here's some pictures of the event. Until our Lord's return, I remain, Mark Bentley