Sunday, July 29, 2012

Summer 2012 so far!

I can not believe that it is almost August!  This is crazy!  Where did the summer go?  We started out the summer with living in an RV out at the YWAM Orlando property.  All 5 of us were in one small RV with 3 beds and a couch.  Jesse now knows what it is like to have his feet hang over the end of the bed! He was a great trooper and never complained!  Why were we living in an RV?  Sammi, Hannah and I did the School of the Circuit Riders full time and Ned worked in the accounting office that was on the west side for the two weeks. We got a great visit in the middle of Circuit Riders from my brother Thom!  Always great to see him!
Circuit Riders ended on Saturday and on Monday we started the Youth Department training for the summer for about 10 days and then our team of 14 showed up for our trip to the Dominican Republic!
Oh the Dominican Republic!!  How I love this country! and the people there!  We painted churches, cleaned the orphanage, taught VBS's, did local prayer walks and park outreaches and helped with a feeding program!  It was amazing!  Our team ministered in someway to over 1400 people in those two weeks in the country!  WOW!  It was crazy good!
Back to Orlando for a week to try to help out and catch up on some laundry for sure :) and some work here.  Ned in the accounting office and me with the rental houses that YWAM Orlando has.  That was a busy week!!
Life for Youth Camp here we came!  Our SUV broke down about 20 mins from the house then took over 2 hours to get back!  We were able to borrow a vehicle and get to Vero Beach!  What a great week at camp!  About 120 in Junior Chapel each night and 180 in Bible class.  Such a great time.  Camp theme this year is John 15:1-17.  We shared on first being rooted in Christ, then how His love and our obedience makes our joy complete!  Jesus wants to be our friend and laid His life down for us!  Bearing fruit is the outcome of our acceptance and reaction to His Love!  Jesse did a great job showing the campers that they could come up with ways of bearing more spiritual fruit at home and at school. LOVE watching our children lead a chapel service and speaking!
We are back in Orlando now.  Sammi comes home on Tuesday!  She was given an opportunity to nanny for a family in Harrisburg, PA and also get to attend some of an intensive worship school up there.  She has loved it!
So back here in Orlando for a few weeks finally.  Just a couple of prayer requests...our SUV needs some major work or replaced.  It may be beyond repair at this time.  We need to find some housing out by the YWAM campus...either a couple of RV's or a house to rent.  Thanks for your prayers!

Walker Family

Walker Family
Samantha, Ned, Jesse, Debbie & Hannah

What are the Walkers doing right now?

We are moving!!

The last week of August, our family will be moving long-term to Santiago, Dominican Republic. We will be working with YWAM Santiago and the Martin Family! We are super excited about this transition. But also praying for wisdom as we figure out visa's, residency, what to do with our things, etc...

As always, we are praying that the Lord will use us wherever we are!

Lord, help us not to miss the things you have prepared for us to do!