Update March 17,2021
Looking back over what little I have done here I figure it is past time to update things just a bit. (if you did not catch it that was an attempt at humor) So much has gone on since I posted last that it would take a book to log it all, so I will try to point out some highlights.
Mama Twyla’s Computer Center was finished and dedicated in June 2017. I was able to take my 18 year old Grand-Daughter with me. Since that time a large number of students have taken the course and been graduated. I traveled back to Mozambique in 2018 and was able to take part in a ceremony celebrating Mama Twyla that was held at the Computer Center. There are videos posted on my YouTube channel of the Dedication Service and what we did during the trips. You can access the channel here – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrScqME-1YB7jZor5NqBtgw
I had planned to return in 2020 but worldwide panic about the virus shut everything down. Since I could not travel internationally I traveled in the US visiting family and friends from Oklahoma to Arizona and back to Texas. I have continued that some so far in 2021 and am planning other trips for this year.
Starting in 2017 I wrote a book about our life in Mozambique titled “JOY IN THE WILDERNESS.” It is available in print or Kindle. Since that time I have put together 7 other books and have them on Amazon. Here are the links to them:
JOY IN THE WILDERNESS
Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084MN71RP
Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1675601704
The story of how we made the decision to move to Mozambique and what went into actually making the move. It covers what learning to live in the Developing World was like and what we experienced, the good and the not so good, the exciting and the sad.
THE JOY OF HELPLESSNESS
Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085T6MJKC
Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085RTHWQ6
This booklet deals with the concept of learning to totally rely upon the Lord when things may not be going so well.
HOW DO I HANDLE THIS?
Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085RBTZTX
Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085RQN1BR
What are we supposed to do when life suddenly goes pear-shaped and is messed up? While this is not The Answer, my hope is that it will help point people to Him who is.
AN ICONOCLAST’S READER
Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086H6S2N7
Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086G4JP3N
A collection of articles, comments, notes, studies and my thoughts about scripture, church, religious culture, Papa God, Jesus and Holy Spirit … and other stuff.
LONESOME TRAIL AND OTHER STORIES
Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085Q4FJPB
Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085RQRH2C
This is a collection of some of the stories that I have written over the past 30 years. Some are true. Some are fiction. Some are part fiction and part truth. I do not make a distinction as to which is which, but leave that up to the reader.
OLD SCHOOL GUNOLOGY – Tales of Trigger Work From the Past
Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086HDLLLH
Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086G2781Z
These are articles and stories I wrote in the past for the old Sixgunner.Com website and a few other places. Non-fiction, these were about things that actually happened to me and/or family and friends.
SURVIVAL RELOADING FOR HANDGUNS
Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086H1MQ1H
Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086PRKVNG
This little book describes some ways to make ammunition for your handgun, especially for revolvers, when you cannot obtain the proper components. It describes what the authors term “emergency” reloading.
A NEW CARTRIDGE IS BORN – The 480 Achilles
Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0871JNQ1V
Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087L6QNYB
This is the story of how 5 of us came up with a new cartridge that is simply a modern version of some of the early cartridges. We had to re-discover new ways to do old methods.
I am continuing to shoot, reload and experiment with firearms. This last 2 years I have rebuilt/restored several guns that were rusted and in bad condition. I have found it to be a great hobby that I enjoy. I also rebuilt a gun that was missing parts and it turned out pretty well.
I am still sharing the Bible and the Love of Jesus. I have a Chapel Service every morning, Monday through Friday. The oldest member is 7 and the youngest is 5. They are all smarter and more open to the Lord than I am. It has been good for us all.
Deus abençoe quem lê isso.