Category Archives: summer


August was a rather full month for us! Here are some of the highlights.

Lake Itasca Family Music Festival…

jamming with friends

Mom runs the snack shack and Dad is the stage manager (photo by Hannah Schoenfelder)

Counseling at Bible Camp…Gospel outreach at the fair…It’s a great place for planting seeds through music, literature and conversations.

We sang at several different church-led outreaches, including one where multiple vehicles driving on the highway behind us thought it was a great idea to honk as they went by (it was amusing, actually)…It’s really neat to see the different ways churches reach out to share the gospel with their communities.

And somewhere along the way we came across free Ferris wheel rides…so why not?

so fun!

Update on September travels coming next!



An update from our mid summer! Some of the things we were involved in were a couple singing opportunities, helping with a local conference, three of us helping with a conference in Iowa, and counseling at camp. And, of course, we enjoyed watching fireworks. We don’t have pictures from everything but here are a few.

We always enjoy it when we can help with Bright Lights conferences. We traveled to Iowa for this one.

Sara shared a testimony

skits with a point…in which we might have been three of the four girls under those blankets, pretending to be horses

we always love the sweet fellowship

And girls camp at Storybook Lodge!

skits at mealtime

the speakers always presented the gospel so clearly

dress-up night, where we were given fascinators for our hair…

…and had an elegant tea party complete with a chocolate fountain

cabins got more points if the cabin inspector found a Bible verse sign

Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand. Psalm 95:6-7 NJKV


Summer! It came quickly and is still upon us…and what a summer it has turned out to be!

So here is an update from June.

We were excited to go to a Native family camp in South Dakota and serve with Blue Baptist from Oklahoma again! Camp was full of singing, good Bible teaching, fellowship and fun.

getting ready to be baptized

and gathering to watch

The next week our home church in Illinois came and we did double VBS again this year…afternoons on the reservation and evenings helping a church in town.

grateful for a good week!

Update on July coming next!