Tuesday, May 29, 2012


When we set foot into Roy's on Sunday, we were blown away and greatly touched by the out powering of so many.  It was SRO (Standing Room Only)! We were stunned by seeing so many new and old friends.  How do you thank so many?  Rachael was thrilled beyond what we have see from her.  On Monday, exhausted (probably not as much as Amy and Mandy!) we were carried through the day by a joy in our hearts from the night before.

God worked through so many.  We want to thank Andrew for opening up Roy's for this wonderful event!  There are many places to eat in Sarasota, some are high society locales for the gathering of good causes.  This place is not only a great place to gather, the heart is H U G E!  The food was exceptional!

Mandy Yoder and Amy Harris did not know each other prior to this event.  Separately, God had been working on their hearts for Rachael.  Once they found out they shared the call, the result was the critical mass of faith, love and works!  WOW!  Though our way is to praise the people, we know it is God's hand moving.  He chose those two to head the drive for this event.  Thank you to our sisters in Christ for obeidiance and your deisre, inspite of many obstacles, to keep your eyes focused on Christ and to show your faith in the work you did

James 2:18 (NASB95)

18 But someone may well say, “You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.”

Thank you ladies and all those that worked with you.  It was quite a surprise to see the Calvary Chapel School Auction Team in action and mobilized!

We also wish to thank the White family - the whole gang was there!  Ray, Deb, Taylor, Becca, Thank you.  We love you guys!  When I looked at all of them serving in their specific capacities that evening, it was a snapshot of1 Corinthians 12-

1 Corinthians 12:18–20 (NASB95)

18 But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired.  19 If they were all one member, where would the body be? 20 But now there are many members, but one body.

Though no total is yet in, it appears that around 19K was raised for Rachael's benefit.   She is in need of several things that will be a considerable expense.  We are praying on the proper direction and priority to give to her needs.  This money will go into her Trust Fund and then be distributed to meet her needs according to God's Will.

Thank you all for showing up, for donating, for bidding, for praying and for your work and sacrifice.

A loud and mighty wind blew into Roy's and gathered many people.  The Gospel was shared, funds were raised, all in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Rachael, Burt, Nancy, Daniel, and Hanna.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Tonight At Roy's

The Day Is Here!! Tonight at 6:00pm at Roy's in Sarasota is Rachael's Benefit Auction and Dinner.  This is turning into quite the affair with some GREAT items to Auction and an exquisite meal!  Roy's is a top notch restraunt in Sarasota and you will be blessed by their offerings.

If you are Christian, just know that we are going to a public restaurant with many an unbeliever there.  Tracts will be given out, the Gospel shared and if you are there you are part of Team Rachael!  Engage folks in conversation!  There will be many neat people there.  These people have been touched by Rachael's story and want to help.  Pray for open hearts and opportunity.

There are still Tickets available at the door for the 50.00 meal.  It is going to be far better than the 50.00 price as again, this is an amazing place to eat.

You do not need to buy a dinner to participate in the auction!

God Bless and we are looking forward to seeing you there.  Rachael was up early today and is very excited...on a side note -

Last night, with assistance by only me, she sat up on the edge of her bed and did a great job of balancing herself.  We are very excited about this!  So is she.  It use to take 4 Therapists to sit her up!   God is healing and never stops!

Burt and Nancy and Rachael!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Benefit Auction For Rachael!!

As you can see from the above Flyer, there is a Benefit Auction for Rachael coming up this week at Roy's in Sarasota.  We need your prayers for both Amy and Mandy who are putting this together, Nancy for travel mercies back from Californina with Daniel (she fianlly got a break!) and for myself as I prepare for sharing the Gospel that night.  We are praying too that Nancy and Daniel will get back to Florida in time! Most importantly for Rachael, that she will have a calm and joyful time that night. Thank you all for your support.  Rachael has many years ahead of her and we are working to build her fund to support her throughout her life and to take care of some immediate needs. I apologize for the lack of updates but I have been working and things are quite active at night around the house.  We will be updating you on Rachael's progress soon.  There are some neat things the Lord is doing in her!

Rachael is very excited about this night!


Burt and Nancy