Dear Pastor and Church Family, May 2018
On the 9th of May, we officially completed our tour of the Northwest, and began the week-and-a-half-long journey back to Oklahoma City. That is a relatively short amount of time but there was a lot packed into it. We left Washington and went down through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, and into Colorado. From Colorado, we flew to Ohio for a meeting and then came back. Upon our return to Colorado, we made our way down into New Mexico. The day after we arrived in New Mexico, I flew to California and on up to Washington for a conference. After I returned to New Mexico, my wife and babies picked me up at the airport and from there we drove straight to the Indian Reservation in Western New Mexico to present the ministry. After that meeting we made our way back into Oklahoma.
Once we arrived in Oklahoma City, we started preparing for my hernia surgery. The surgery was scheduled for Friday the 25, and I was scheduled to preach on Sunday the 27th. We went ahead and rescheduled that meeting, as a number of folks gave counsel and recommended that we should not do it. That certainly was some good counsel as the surgery caused the most physical pain that I’ve experienced in my life up to this point. Thankfully, we were able to go to our next meeting that took place on the following Wednesday.
I must take a few moments to publicly thank the Lord for my dear wife. She nurtured and cared for me and our children while I was incapacitated. My wife plays such a vital role in our ministry and I’m extremely grateful for all that she does so we can fulfill the Lord’s will in our lives.
God has been so good. We’ve seen His protection and provision on the road. We’ve had challenges, but we’ve also had a blast seeing God work in ways that we never could have imagined.
The Keister Family