Friday, June 24, 2011

Hi Everybody!

Mark and I have officially kicked off our "2011 Summer Tour" and we are expecting to have a blast!!

We start off in Alamosa, CO on June 26,

Ardmore, OK, June 28 (Cowboy Church filming),

Greeley Stampede Rodeo, Greeley, CO, July 3,

Washington state to see the NW family,

Colorado Springs, CO, July 22,

Cheyenne Frontier Days, Cheyenne, WY, July 24,a.m.

Sunday Nights in Greeley, Greeley, CO p.m.

and Gloucester County Fair, NJ, July 30.

Then, we go into August….Hope to see y'all at one of these dates!!

Go to to see get details and see our complete list of dates.

So many of you have been so kind to ask about our families. My father, Clark McEntire, is home now and really doesn't show the typical

signs of stroke. His speech & dexterity are good, there is no paralysis, and he knows most everyone who comes in the door.

Mark's mom is still at Mt. Glen Retirement Center in WA and is responding well to treatment for Parkinson's Disease.

My two sons, EP and Samuel are "herdin' cattle' on the family ranch in Oklahoma; Mark's daughters are married- Talia has two small little girls and Tara and Daniel are expecting twin boys in the fall.

Mark's son Kyle is on leave at this moment in Seattle from his time serving in the Marines in Japan, and my daughter Lucchese is still hard at work in Pasadena, CA being an esthetician.
It is well know that many times the caregiver is overlooked and unappreciated…Please lift up my mama, Jac McEntire that she stay healthy while tending to daddy.

Ladies!!! Be sure to save the first weekend of November in order to attend Pamper Me in my hometown of Atoka, OK. to register! We will have lots of music, laughter, teaching, breakout sessions, food, shopping, a few tears, hair/nails/ and plenty of fluffing!!!

I am also using the fantastic NuSkin Galvanic Spa. It is a way to help us 'fend off' the effects of aging on our skin. We will have a booth at Pamper Me, but if you are interested in having information now, please respond to this email and let me know.

When we were in Washington, D.C. a few weeks ago, we saw many different HUGE buildings (sometimes compounds) representing the different interests of the American people….Dept of Energy, Dept of Welfare, and one in particular that caught my eye the "Dept of Agriculture". I remember when I was in high school, there was an 4-H Extension Agent named Mr. Grigsby. He gave advice on how to do the projects we were involved in 4-H Club. He could also give advice to ranchers and farmers about what weed spray to use or what grass seed would be beneficial for their pasture soil. He extended his hand to help those in his area to grow and flourish. In a way, he was an 'extension' of that huge building in Washington that we in Kiowa could never get to.

Remember that God didn't just give us our relationship with Christ to keep it to ourselves-to stay in a building all tucked in and comfortable. This doesn't mean we have to get a non-profit, go to seminary and become an evangelist/preacher. It probably means right here in our own community caring enough to smile, help, guide, take in, buy a cup of coffee or a bag of groceries, to listen, and see beyond the outside appearance…using what we have to be interested in folks who may be on their last thread of hope hanging on desperately to see if God still knows they exist. Sure HE does…but He wants to use us…be an extension…and let them know WE care. And thanks, Mr. Grigsby…

God bless you and have a great summer!!

Susie & Mark