Written by cycleguy on July 24th, 2016

Not much to write this particular post. That is not saying I have nothing to say.

Just ask those who know me.

“Bill? Nothing to say? Are we talking about the same Bill?”

I’m just asking for prayers this particular post. Not for me.

Yesterday (Saturday) 9 people in two vehicles took off for New Orleans (NO) to do some mission work with an organization called Team Effort. NO is still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. It was unclear exactly what the group would be doing. Building. Clean up. Landscaping. Just don’t know.

However, included in that group of 9 was some very precious cargo…Jo (my wife to you who are uninitiated). When Amanda, a wife of the father and two children on the trip was unable to go due to her mother’s health crisis, Ryan E. asked Jo to go as a chaperone for the 3 girls. So they took a Ford Excursion and my Frontier. It will be hot and humid and stinky and dirty then be followed up with a long, long trip home Saturday. Here is the list of people:


Ryan East (our youth pastor)

Ryan S with two of his teens, Keegan and Aleah.

Donnie and MaryRose (step siblings)

Elizabeth (a Freshman girl & friend of MR)

Josiah (a Taylor University sophomore who has been helping Ryan this summer)

It will be a challenge for all. Thanks for praying.


14 Comments so far ↓

  1. Jeff says:

    I don’t understand why you would go to New Orleans if you didn’t know what you were going to do when you get there.

  2. Linda Stoll says:

    Praying for Jo & company at this keyboard right now.

    And peace for you, Bill …

  3. floyd says:

    Yes, sir. Praying for them.

  4. Ed says:

    Praying that they have a safe and successful trip and that they come back with a radical testimony. God’s got this!

  5. Definitely will keep them all in prayer, Bill! May their work bless others in a mighty way.

  6. Betty Draper says:

    Jo must be very flexible to drop all and go on this trip. You are blessed brother. Of course I will pray for them.

    • cycleguy says:

      She says that is why she likes retirement Betty. She is flexible. Flexible income. Flexible travel. Flexible helping. 🙂

  7. Lisa notes says:

    Just lifted them all up by name (thanks for sharing that!). May the Lord bless their trip with opportunities to make a difference in physical surroundings and in spiritual situations all around!