Saturday, April 18, 2009

Everything Changes

After talking to organizers, and doing some praying and talking, we have decided that Will is going to join Robert and Alex in Gulfport. The schedule for Mexico includes several 12-18 hour days. While we feel that Will is ready to go and work on a mission trip, we are not sure it would be in his best interest to ask that he keep those hours. Another part of this story is that to be sure that he is taken care of, Dee would be required to drive across the border into Mexico so she could take him to the hotel if he got too tired. We have talked a lot, checked into insurance, and prayed. We decided this was not something we wanted her to do.

Everyone is disappointed about this...but plans are in the works for Will and Dee to return to Mexico later in the year. More details to come.

Thanks for reading, praying, and caring.
The Four Fullers


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Border Issues?

So some of you may have read this and wondered why Will and Dee would want to go to the border area. There has been a lot in the media about all the horrors of border areas. After visiting there and talking to people who live and work there, we are not worried.
First, the problems with the "new" president...those stories are about 2 years old. He came into office in December of 2006. He has changed a lot of things; such as not feeling that he should answer to the drug cartels. He has set out to tear them down, and he is succeeding.

Also, there was a lot of talk about protesting at the border. Again the media was late, and wrong. The protesters were hired hands. When asked what their signs said, they replied that they couldn't read and were paid $50 a day to hold them (that is about a week's wages).

Most importantly, God has called Dee and Will to the area and we know that He will protect them.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Fund Raising has begun

We have started the fund raising process. Our church family is hosting a yard sale to support the Gulfport trip in the near future so we have been going through our closets and toy boxes. We have several bags to donate to the sale.
We also have our first yard job this week Will and Dee are doing some yard work for donations. If the temperature warms up a bit it would be easier. :) If you know of anyone in the Hsv area that needs some yard work done, let us know.