Just a quick insert here of a ‘real time’ issue. Life has been very chaotic in the last few days for Richard and I. Satchmo’s limping had worsened, and in trying to take weight off his back by making him a pack horse temporarily, we caused more problems because the pack saddle badly sored his withers in one day. There has been talk of leaving him behind or trailering him forward to rest, finding a new horse, sending him home, and all kinds of scenarios of every combination depending on his recovery. We were able to get him to a big enough town to see a horse chiropractor finally, and he is dramatically walking better in the pasture. We expect to lead him down the road tomorrow with no saddle and see how he walks. A nice local is transporting our gear. It is hour by hour and a day at a time right now as we ice his withers, watch him walk, and see if he can continue.
To the businesses who have assisted us, we had to remove the links to your websites at the request of the IRS to remain within the rules of non profit organizations. Thank you for your support and for understanding. My next project is to make the “supporters” page more user friendly. I am currently staying up late responding to requests for more paperwork from the IRS. But I am grateful I have computer access when I desperately need it, as well as a sweet contact person at the IRS to work with.
I also just found out that my friend and boss at the airport in Jackson just passes away due to fast acting cancer. He was young and he did not know he was sick until recently. I never knew until today. I am shocked, grieving, and wish I could have been there.
So please pray for:
1- Wisdom, provision, healing, and conclusion of the Satchmo issue.
2- Clear thinking and proper paperwork filing for the IRS.
3- Peace and comfort to those who loved and lost Danny Luton.
4- Peace and rest for both Richard and I during this stressful time.
Thank you as always for your prayers and support. God has taken care of every single detail of this trip since before we left and I know that He is bigger than this situation. I am not worried about the outcome as He is taking care of that, but it is hard to constantly be on the phone, listening to advice, seeking options, and trying to make wise decisions. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and as always, to God be the glory in this and all challenging situations. Love, Jeannette and Richard