Last month we celebrated Rick Draa's retirement from Grace to You. In the early years, the ministry captured John’s lessons on large reel-to-reel recorders and all the labor was carried out by part-time volunteers. By 1973, cassettes were circulating throughout the church and beyond. To meet the demand, one of the volunteers, Rick Draa, was hired full time.
Each year Grace to You conducts a fire drill. This year was different because we had a special celebration afterwards with all the employees.
From offices around the world, Grace to You extends John MacArthur's verse-by-verse Bible teaching using modern media-Radio, television, books, and the World Wide Web.
Last week I had the opportunity to take photos during the Hockey Ministries International camp in Valencia, California. This ministry has been serving the community throughout the world of hockey since 1977. Their main focus is on youth and professional teams with the desire to impact the hockey world with the Christian message.
Director John Ford used the location for a number of his best known films, and thus, in the words of critic Keith Phipps, "its five square miles have defined what decades of moviegoers think of when they imagine the American West."
The area is part of the Colorado Plateau. The elevation of the valley floor ranges from 5,000 to 6,000 feet above sea level. The floor is largelysiltstone of the Cutler Group, or sand derived from it, deposited by the meandering rivers that carved the valley. The valley's vivid red color comes from iron oxide exposed in the weathered siltstone. The darker, blue-gray rocks in the valley get their color from manganese oxide.
The buttes are clearly stratified, with three principal layers. The lowest layer is the Organ Rock Shale, the middle is de Chelly Sandstone, and the top layer is the Moenkopi Formation capped by Shinarump Conglomerate.
This was my 11th year volunteering at the Shepherds' Conference as an audio editor… I spent three 10-hour days in a small room editing and processing messages. I love to grab my camera between session breaks to stretch my legs and take photos. This year was the best; I had the opportunity to make new friends and to catch up with old friends. I hope you enjoy the photos!
The orbiter is named after the British HMS Endeavour, the ship which took Captain James Cook on his first voyage of discovery (1768–1771). This is why the name is spelled in the British English manner, rather than the American English ("Endeavor"). This has caused confusion, most notably when NASA itself misspelled a sign on the launch pad in 2007. The name also honored Endeavour, the Command Module of Apollo 15, itself also named after Cook's ship.
After more than twenty organizations submitted proposals to NASA for the display of an orbiter, NASA announced that Endeavour will go to the California Science Center in Los Angeles.
The exhibit was opened to the public on October 30, 2012 at the temporary Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion of the museum. A new addition to the Science Center, called the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, is under construction as Endeavour's permanent home. Planned for a 2017 opening, the Endeavour will be mounted vertically with an external tank and a pair of solid rocket boosters in the shuttle stack configuration. One payload door will be open to reveal a demonstration payload inside.
Sacramento is the capital city of the U.S. state of California and the county seat of Sacramento County. It is located at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River in the northern portion of California's expansive Central Valley.
Sacramento became a city through the efforts of the Swiss immigrant John Sutter, Sr., his son John Sutter, Jr., and James W. Marshall. Sacramento grew quickly thanks to the protection of Sutter's Fort, which was established by Sutter in 1839. During the California Gold Rush, Sacramento was a major distribution point, a commercial and agricultural center, and a terminus for wagon trains, stagecoaches, riverboats, thetelegraph, the Pony Express, and the First Transcontinental Railroad.