Summer has flown by very quickly. We are already beginning to see the reds and yellows along the road as we travel. These past two months we have traveled 3,576 miles helping 27 churches, fixing 35 buses, and preaching 26 times. With God’s enablement, we helped put 9 buses back on the road that were out of commission.
Wedding in the Rain
On July 12, our granddaughter, Heather Highfill, and her fiancé, Brad Hinton, exchanged wedding vows at an outdoor wedding in the Blake Forest near Colorado Springs. It rained softly throughout the entire ceremony. What a sweet time it was, and they will have fun remembering it through the years.
While we were with Pastor Matt Miller at Grace Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, I had the privilege of speaking to the children at Vacation Bible School. I accepted the Lord Jesus in VBS when I was a seven-year-old boy, so I asked a little boy that age to help me illustrate my message. At the invitation 51 boys and girls trusted the Lord Jesus as their own Saviour. Praise the Lord! There was rejoicing in Heaven! “But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.” (Luke 18:16)
Bus Ministry Gems
Last fall we told you about a couple in Fort Dodge, Iowa, who accepted the Lord. The next day was Sunday, and they and all 8 of their children rode the bus to church. After Pastor Smith’s message, their oldest daughter went forward and trusted Christ as her Saviour. We were just back there this July, and their bus captain said that 6 of those children, who are old enough to ride the bus, have been coming on the bus every Sunday since then. What a joy that was for us to hear! They have faithful, loving bus workers, Sunday school teachers, and Junior Church workers who keep them wanting to come back.
Two by Two
While we were at Burlington Baptist Bible Church in Kansas, Pastor Shove asked me to show two of his men how I witness to people. I went with Charles in the morning, and we were able to see 2 people trust Christ. Praise the Lord for His goodness! Then in the afternoon, I went with Terry, and we witnessed to 3 people. Each one of them received the Lord Jesus as their own personal Saviour as well. One gentleman was 65 years old, and a dear lady was 72 years of age. We were rejoicing to see God save those precious souls!
Our Prayer Request
Please pray for us to be able to encourage churches to start or increase their Van or Bus Ministries. We are asking for many more souls to be saved and for more bus families to be reached for God.
If you have any Bus Ministry needs, please call me at 219-689-0011. If you need a bus, are upgrading to a newer bus, or need major bus parts, please call me before you buy or trade.
We want to thank you for your continued prayers and for your financial support for “Keep the Buses Rolling.” We are grateful for each one of you who are partnering with us to help the Bus Ministries across the nation.
Yours for souls,
Warren and Jary Lynn Storm