- I think we set a record for the number of families that were out today on family trips. It's just that time of year, when families take advantage of the kids being off from school to get away for a few days. Thank God for family trips!
- What a great service we had tonight! Mario Escobedo did a great job teaching from Psalm 1:3. The message he spoke was powerful and so timely! Wow! And the prayer time after the service was beautiful. I heard many comments after the service about how much our people enjoyed the message. I hope this is not the last time Mario speaks at Solid Rock!
- We're having another special guest this next Sunday morning. Larryon Truman, missionary to Nicaragua, will be at Solid Rock to give us an update on the work on the field, and to preach God's Word. I'm looking forward to seeing him and his family again.
- I'm going to wash my truck this week. (If you were in church tonight, you know what I'm talking about!)
- Have a great week!
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