- Thanks to all of you who participated in our bake sale today. Many of you made some wonderful baked goods, and others of you bought them! Thank you! We will use the profits to help pay for some of the neighborhood children to come to our annual Mega Sports Camp which will be held August 4-8.
- What a great service we had tonight! It was obvious that God planned the service differently than what I had planned. He has so much more to give us than we tend to expect.
- I'm really looking forward to having Mario Escobedo at Solid Rock next Sunday night. Mario is an Instructor at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie where he also works as an Institutional Research Specialist. He is also finishing up his Ph.D in Religion with a concentration in Old Testament studies from Baylor University. Mario will preach what I believe will be a timely and important message that everyone needs to hear, especially our young people. Don't miss it!
- Time to get to bed. I have a 7:00 appointment tomorrow morning--on the jogging trail!
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