Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Where will He send us?

So for New Years 2010 we did in fact go to Gulfport, MS. We spent a couple of days there. We laid tile, hung sheetrock and prepped drywall. It was a great time for us to bond as a family. The 3 Fullers had a wonderful opportunity to work together as a team and we really enjoyed it.

For New Years 2011 we couldn't think of a better place to be than Gulfport, so we headed back. This year we had a totally different focus. Robert did a photography "seminar" for the Sandford Family and both he and Dee took pictures of the facility for the website. But our real reason for being there wasn't revealed to us until the end of the trip....Robert and Dee were both reminded of teaching they had heard on Onesiphorus and how he ministered to Paul in his time of need. Our mission was to minister to the Sandfords and "refresh" them. Of course, we came back feeling encouraged and refreshed as well.

Now on to future plans...

Dee and Will are currently planning a trip to the Dominican Republic. We have missionary friends there who are working in deaf ministry.

There are also some other trips that we would like to make, but not concrete plans yet.

God Bless and thanks for reading.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Next Step

This week has brought us 2 opportunities to take the next steps in our mission journey.

On Monday, Dee met with the missionary from Con Mis Manos. They are developing a plan for Dee to travel and do some fund raising. This will allow Michelle and Chuy more time to focus on the ministry.
Dee is going to start by doing presentations in churches where she has friends. The presentation isn't really about fund raising, it is more about her testimony of how God has been leading her to work with missions her entire life. She is looking forward to this opportunity. Another part of her new mission will be to travel to churches that contact Michelle wanting more information. Michelle and Chuy will be visiting as many churches as possible, but there will be times when Dee might be able to stop by and update the church on what is going on. They are still praying and seeking God's guidance on how this will work.
Please pray for Dee, Michelle, and Chuy as they follow God's plan in this. Also, if you know of any churches who would interested in hearing Dee's testimony, let us know.

On Saturday the 3 Fullers got to spend the evening with the Pastor from Gulfport and his sweet family. They are in town this weekend to speak to our church family on Sunday. Saturday evening was a time of fellowship with the team who went to Mississippi this summer, their families, and the pastor's family. During that time, we were able to talk to Pastor Darren about an idea that God gave to both Robert and Dee at about the same time. We are hoping to spend the week after Christmas in Gulfport working at the community center on anything that they need us to do. Robert has that week off of work, and we both felt God telling us to go. Pastor Darren has approved the idea and now we can concentrate on the little details, like raising the gas money, but those are all minor issues.
Please pray as the three of us prepare to spend a week working as a team. And please continue to pray for the work that this great ministry is doing in Gulfport.

Again, thanks for reading and praying.

The Four Fullers
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Monday, July 6, 2009

Here is the long awaited follow up blog.

Freedom Hall
Gulfport, Mississippi

Day 1 Driving from Huntsville, AL to Gulfport, MS in caravan style. Met with Pastor Darren to hear his vision for Freedom Hall. Set up RV in center’s parking lot

Day 2 Very hot overnight. Found a way to hook up AC to center. Devotional for the week was on Nehemiah and building the wall of Jerusalem. Building a firewall. Hanging sheetrock, cleaning the parking lot, doing yard work.

Day 3 Having AC made the night much more pleasant. Continued work on the firewall, began working on a new sheetrock wall, and unloading more supplies.

Day 4 Devotional was about finishing the race. More of those walls including a second layer of sheetrock, and laying bathroom tile. Dinner at a nearby church campground for a crab and shrimp boil.

Day 5 Finished 2nd layer, taping and mudding the joints and corners, more tiles were laid, and more walls in the front part of the building

Day 6 Finished up the walls, finished the yard work. Cleaned up, packed up and headed home.

Con Mis Manos
Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Days 1&2 Dee drove from Huntsville to Nashville to pick up the rest of the team. Drove to Memphis for a Deaf community silent dinner. Stayed in Texarkana. Drive to Brownsville, with a dinner stop in Houston. An hour from Brownsville, Michelle, the missionary, called to say that, Andres, the Deaf adult who was being trained to be a pastor has been pulled into a cult. The next hour was spent praying for him and the whole deaf community.

Day 3 Church in Matamoros. Paco, 1 of the students was baptized. Went to center, and prayed over Michelle and Chuy as a couple, as teachers, as directors. Went to the land where they want to build a residential facility and prayed over it. Evening service included communion with Paco.

Day 4 Cleaning day. Organizing classrooms, stripping paint from tables.

Day 5 Water Park Day! The team sponsored a day of fun and relaxation for kids and missionaries.

Day 6 Shopping day, and making audio visual projects for fund raising. Also yard work and house work.

Day 7 Made breakfast for the teachers, prayed for each teacher individually. Accompanied kids to art class at local library. Went with Michelle to drop off the kids. It was very hard to say good bye to all the kids, but especially our friend Daniel.

Day 8, 9, & 10 Drove to Dallas with the missionaries to stay with friends. Woke up and finished up some of the computer projects from Wednesday. After lunch said goodbye to Michelle and Chuy, drove to Memphis to stay with a good friend. Next morning drove to Nashville, then Dee continued to Huntsville.

Prayer Team
Huntsville, AL and beyond

So what about Will? He got to stay at Grandma's house and be a part of our prayer team. Our prayer team was incredible. We had people in Huntsville, Central Ohio, California, Matamoros Mexico and Gulfport Miss.

And thanks to all of you for praying too!

This summer's trip may be finished, but that doesn't mean our work is done. Check back for more updates. We believe there is more work in store for Dee and Will in the near future.

Thanks again!

The Four Fullers

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