- We had a great day we had Sunday! I had the privilege of baptizing five of our young people. What a joy it was to see them take this step of publicly declaring their faith in Jesus Christ. We also had a New Member Reception in our evening service with a great time of fellowship afterward. I just can't help but believe that God has great things in store for Solid Rock Church!
- This Wednesday, in our InterMission service, I'm going to unveil some of the plans for our fall campaign. All I can say now is that it is going to be a great opportunity to reach out to friends and family members who are hurting and needing an intervention from God. We're still three months away from the beginning of this campaign but now is the time to start planning, so don't miss the InterMission service.
- Wasn't that a wonderful rain we got Saturday night? That's exactly the kind of rainfall I love: steady and through the night (I think it was through the night). It makes it so much easier to sleep. "Thank you, God, for the rain! Please send us even more."
- Have a great week! Stay close to God.
November 13, 1989. 11:30 AM I had just finished my lunch in the teacher's workroom and was walking back to my classroom. I was teaching at San Jacinto Elementary in San Angelo, Texas at the time. Up until then, it had been a typical November day. As I walked past the school office, the door swung open, and a fellow teacher stepped out with a look of concern on her face. She spoke directly to me and said, “Your wife’s on the phone, and it sounds serious.” I ran into the office, took the phone, and heard my wife say, “I don’t know what happened, but your brother is on life support in a hospital in Austin.” Twelve hours later, my father and I were sharing a room in a hotel on I-35 in Austin. My sister-in-law, Sandy, and her six-year-old daughter, Araceli, were in a room across the hall. I hardly slept that night. I would doze off and suddenly wake up to my father crying and calling out my brother’s name. My brother was dead. Osiel had collapsed that morning while his high s