David’s Prayer Letter and Jill’s Precious Moments for Dec. 2016 and Jan., Feb., March 2017

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David's Prayer Letter

David’s Prayer Letter

Jill's Precious Moments

Jill’s Precious Moments

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Rodrigues Family went to Jeremy and Jinger’s (Duggar) wedding! (Watch on TLC on Nov. 15!)

Dear Followers,

We wanted to let you know what we did on November 5, 2016.  We posted in our last itinerary post that we had a secret of where we would be in Arkansas on November 5, 2016.  Well, in case you have not already figured it out, we were at Jinger Duggar’s wedding!  It was a BEAUTIFUL wedding and Jinger was radiant! Michelle was the most beautiful Mother of  Bride that I have ever seen!  Jim Bob and Michelle and their lovely children, are SO kind, humble and welcoming!  The Duggars are some of the nicest people you will ever meet!  Their fame has NOT gone to their heads!

We were SO blessed to be invited by the Duggar family to their lovely home and we hooked our RV up in their driveway and enjoyed the fellowship with them and some other friends after the ceremony and reception.  Then, the following morning, we enjoyed more time in their home singing, etc. and then went to their church and sang a few songs as a family.  The Duggar’s Pastor and his wife have seven children and they are delightful also!  The Duggar’s go to an amazing church!!

Out of DEEP respect to the Duggar’s privacy, we are not going to post any pictures at this time.  The wedding invitation and wedding program (pictured below) are special to us and we look forward to adding those and our new photos from the day to our home photo album!

We are not going to give any details about the wedding at this time also, due to the paparazzi that is on a constant look out for info. about the Duggars.  BUT, if you want to see the wedding, make sure to tune in to TLC’s special wedding edition of Jinger and Jeremy’s wedding on NOVEMBER 15th!!!

We love you all and are thankful for you!!  God bless you!

In Christian Love,  The Rodrigues Family20161111_172958

Special Day!!

Special Day!!

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TONS of photos from our travels in October!! (also with Amy Foster)

Rodrigues Family Travels in October!!

First stop was……………

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Picture with Pastor Anderson and his dear wife (old time friend) Amy. We had a WONDERFUL time at their Mission's Conference.

Picture with Pastor Anderson and his dear wife (old time friend) Amy. We had a WONDERFUL time at their Mission’s Conference.

Pastor and Mrs. Anderson visiting with us in our RV

Pastor and Mrs. Anderson visiting with us in our RV

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Next, we headed to Pastor White's Church in Ohio for their round-up Sunday.

Next, we headed to Pastor White’s (to the right) Church in Ohio for their round-up Sunday.

Nurie with Mrs. White

Nurie with Mrs. White

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Sweet Lady at the church

Sweet Lady at the church

These special needs people at the church were precious.

These special needs people at the church were precious.

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Some sweet People from the church that we visited with.

Some sweet People from the church that we visited with.

Then, we headed to NEW YORK!

Then, we headed to New York!!

Then, we headed to New York!!

We were at this church for their missions' conference and these were some missionaries we met going to CHINA!!

We were at this church for their missions’ conference and these were some missionaries we met going to CHINA!!

Pastor Newcome all the way to the left.

Pastor Newcome all the way to the left.

A dear friend and mother of 9 children.

A dear friend and mother of 9 children.

Jill with the Pastor's wife.

Jill with the Pastor’s wife.

This is Jill pictured with the Pastor's wife of the next church we sang at in Palmyra, NY - Palmyra Bible Baptist Church.

This is Jill pictured with the Pastor’s wife of the next church we sang at in Palmyra, NY – Palmyra Bible Baptist Church.

This dear lady - Betty (to the right) follows our family and came to the church to hear us sing.  She was such a sweetheart!!

This dear lady – Betty (to the right) follows our family and came to the church to hear us sing. She was such a sweetheart!!

I enjoyed the happy moment of seeing my sister – Amy Foster.  Our family tried to be a blessing to the Foster Family while we were there by doing a bunch of projects and cleaning that Amy wanted done.  Amy and I enjoyed the time of fellowship.20161024_005332

Amy with our baby Sofia.

Amy with our baby Sofia.

We enjoyed a visit with David's Mom while we were in NY.  She came to see my sister (Amy) for the first time since the accident.  It was a touching moment.

We enjoyed a visit with David’s Mom while we were in NY. She came to see my sister (Amy) for the first time since the accident. It was a touching moment.

Ray and Patti Cobbs  also came to visit.  These people are some of the dearest people you will ever meet!

Ray and Patti Cobbs also came to visit. These people are some of the dearest people you will ever meet!

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We love the Cobbs

We love the Cobbs

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Special moment with Grandma (David's Mom).

Special moment with Grandma (David’s Mom).

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Gunnar Foster (left) and Gabriel Rodrigues (right). Sweet cousins - only 6 days apart in age.

Gunnar Foster (left) and Gabriel Rodrigues (right). Sweet cousins – only 6 days apart in age.

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Sofia visiting with Aunt Amy.

Sofia visiting with Aunt Amy.

Cuddle time

Cuddle time

Sweet Photos I got while there.

Sweet Photos I got while there.

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On the Friday that we were there, I planned a luncheon that any local ladies were welcome to attend to meet my sister (Amy Foster) and see her since the accident.  Amy also shared her heart with us in a powerful, touching devotional and we also enjoyed singing a couple of specials together!  Below are pictures of the luncheon and some of the dear people that came!  THANK YOU to all who came and made the day SO special!!  img_1708img_1707img_1701img_1699img_1698img_169520161021_17534320161021_175336

Lisa is a lovely wife and mother to 6 children.  She and her husband are missionaries to Zambia, Africa.  Lisa's and my parents were friends with each other before the 2 of us were even born.  So, we go WAY back - LOL.

Lisa is a lovely wife and mother to 6 children. She and her husband are missionaries to Zambia, Africa. Lisa’s and my parents were friends with each other before the 2 of us were even born. So, we go WAY back – LOL.

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Dear family!!

Dear family!!

Aunt Val

Aunt Val

Aunt Brenda

Aunt Brenda

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More dear friends - Betty Burlew

More dear friends – Betty Burlew

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Amy and I take Plexus vitamins and all natural supplement!  We LOVE the results of them!  A group of ladies was at the luncheon that also sell Plexus.  We had sweet fellowship!

Amy and I take Plexus vitamins – all natural supplements! We LOVE the results of them! A group of ladies was at the luncheon that also sell Plexus. We had sweet fellowship!

Speaking of Plexus, if you are interested in how you can order some of these vitamins, please contact me (Jill) or go to my website at -  shopmyplexus.com/jillrodrigues

Speaking of Plexus, if you are interested in how you can order some of these vitamins, please contact me (Jill) or go to my website at – shopmyplexus.com/jillrodrigues

I am excited that I ranked Silver in Plexus back in July 2016!!

I am excited that I ranked Silver in Plexus back in July 2016!!

We TRULY had a great time fellowshipping with the Foster Family while there and playing some games and visiting with them!

We TRULY had a great time fellowshipping with the Foster Family while there and playing some games and visiting with them!

Our next stop was in Newark, NY - Lighthouse Baptist Church with Pastor Wilson and his dear wife (pictured above).

Our next stop was in Newark, NY – Lighthouse Baptist Church with Pastor Wilson and his dear wife (pictured above).

Love this lady!

Love this lady!

We were excited when Jolynn (my Plexus upline) showed up at Lighthouse (along with her entire family) to hear our family sing.

We were excited when Jolynn (my Plexus upline) showed up at Lighthouse (along with her entire family) to hear our family sing.

Joel and Jolynn (along with their 5 children) took us all out for lunch.  It was a blessing to visit with them!

Joel and Jolynn (along with their 5 children) took us all out for lunch. It was a blessing to visit with them!

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Pastor Spurlock (to the right) had us come to sing for their Revival service.

Pastor Spurlock (to the right) had us come to sing for their Revival service.

This was the preacher - Dr. Sam Vallini

This was the preacher – Dr. Sam Vallini

New friends!

New friends!

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In the midst of all our intense traveling, our RV kept acting up.  It would go up hills at a snail’s pace and we had to leave HOURS early to get places on time. David had tried to fix everything he knew to fix, but wanted a professional to diagnose the problem.   Joel Catlin (a family friend and diesel mechanic), graciously traveled to our house (on their way to Texas for a Plexus Leaders Retreat) and help David FIX the entire exhaust manifold!  What a blessing!!  Now our RV goes up hills SO much faster!  LOL  THANK YOU, Joel and Betsy, for taking time out of your trip to help us!!

Joel

Joel

Betsy

Betsy

Fun fellowship with them while they were here.

Fun fellowship with them while they were here.

Music!!

Music!!

Our last stop for the month of October, was at Sylvania Hills Baptist Church in Pennsylvania with Pastor Bailey.

Our last stop for the month of October, was at Sylvania Hills Baptist Church in Pennsylvania with Pastor Bailey.

On this trip, (after much prayer), we decided to invite a young man along - BEN VANCE - to travel with us.  He has a heart to go into full time ministry and is excited for the chance to travel with our family to see what doors God will open for him!  Ben travels behind our RV in his red truck and sleeps in the churches that we are at.  We appreciate Ben's heart to serve the Lord!

On this trip, (after much prayer), we decided to invite a young man along – BEN VANCE – to travel with us. He has a heart to go into full time ministry and is excited for the chance to travel with our family to see what doors God will open for him! Ben travels behind our RV in his red truck and sleeps in the churches that we are at. We appreciate Ben’s heart to serve the Lord!

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Jill, Sadie, and Mrs. Bailey (the Pastor's wife).

Jill, Sadie, and Mrs. Bailey (the Pastor’s wife).

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It was Old Fashioned Sunday at their church and we enjoyed all dressing old fashioned.

It was Old Fashioned Sunday at their church and we enjoyed all dressing old fashioned.

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Sweet people came to hear our family sing.

Sweet people came to hear our family sing.

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That wraps up our meetings for the month of October.  In the midst of it all, we managed to squeeze in a few hours at a pumpkin farm.  We had a great time as just a family – an occurrence that is becoming rare.  LOL

Nurie - 17 yrs.

Nurie – 17 yrs.

Timothy - 16 yrs.

Timothy – 16 yrs.

Kaylee - 15 yrs.

Kaylee – 15 yrs.

Renee - 14 yrs.

Renee – 14 yrs.

Phillip - 13 yrs.

Phillip – 13 yrs.

Samuel - almost 12 yrs.

Samuel – almost 12 yrs.

Gabriel - 10 yrs.

Gabriel – 10 yrs.

Tessie - 9 yrs.

Tessie – 9 yrs.

Hannah - 8 yrs.

Hannah – 8 yrs.

Olivia - 4 yrs.

Olivia – 4 yrs.

Sadie - almost 3 yrs.

Sadie – almost 3 yrs.

Sofia - 1 yr.

Sofia – 1 yr.

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Picking out pumpkins.  Olivia got the biggest one because it was her "week"..........smile.

Picking out pumpkins. Olivia got the biggest one because it was her “week”……….smile.

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Love

Love

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Kaylee

Kaylee

Kaylee is great with babies!

Kaylee is great with babies!

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Too adorable!

Too adorable!

In September, David worked tirelessly with our boys and constructed (by scratch) this beautiful shed!  He did so, so that we could move all of our yard equipment out of our garage and expand our print shop!  David and the boys did a GREAT job!!20161014_155428

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Now, for photos of the garage print shop - where Gospel Tracts come clicking on this press!!  It's SO exciting serving Jesus!!

Now, for photos of the garage print shop – where Gospel Tracts come clicking on this press!! It’s SO exciting serving Jesus!!

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Press

Press

Our cutie

Our cutie

Thanks for reading and for following our family!  We appreciate your prayers and positive support!  It truly is an HONOR to serve Jesus!!  There are moments our flesh grows weary of the busy pace keeping up with everything, but when we think of bowing before our Lord someday, we know that it is worth it all!!  “It will be worth is all, when we see Jesus………Life’s trials will seem so small, when we see Christ.  One glimpse of His dear face, all sorrow will erase………so bravely run the race, til we see Christ!”

With Hearts for Christ,  The Rodrigues Family20161030_123141

 

 

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Rodrigues Fam. Coming to Arkansas, Missouri, TN, OH, KY, and WV! (Nov. & Dec. 2016 Schedule)

Old Fashioned Sunday

Old Fashioned Sunday

Dear Followers,

Below is our itinerary for the month of November and December.  We wanted to share it with you so that if you live nearby where we will be, you can come meet us!  We would LOVE to meet you!  If you need more info.,  please feel free to contact us!!     (304) 303-8057     God bless you all and thank you for your prayers for safe travels!!

In Christian Love,  The Rodrigues Family

NOVEMBER:

Saturday – November 5th – Our Family will be in Arkansas for an event that we are not at liberty to share with you at this time.  We will share more of those details with you later.  Watch in the future for the **REVEAL** of why our family is going to Arkansas!!………..smile.

Sunday – November 6th – To be determined exactly what church / churches we will be attending.  The schedule for that day is being left flexible due to reasons (again) we are not at liberty to share at this time.  We have a couple of churches “waiting in the portals” that may be our destination for that day………smile.  KNOW THIS – we WILL be in church!!  LOL

Monday – Tuesday or Wednesday – November 7th – 9th – Dr. Paul Pritchard & his wife Terri – Missouri – Visiting the ministry of – Missions to the Portuguese Nations. (Near and dear to our hearts because David’s lineage is from Portugal).  We look forward to visiting with that ministry and learning how we can help in printing, etc.

Wednesday – Thursday or Friday – November 8th – 10th or 11th –  We will be visiting with David’s Family of whom some live in Tennessee.

Saturday – November 12th – We will be in Xenia, Ohio visiting Jill’s sister (Lisa Moravek & husband Dennis) and their family.

We will be in our home church for about 2 weeks in a ROW!!  WOW!  Luxury!  LOL

Wednesday – the weekend – November 23rd THROUGH the weekend – Jill’s extended family (sisters and their families) will be coming to the Rodrigues Home for a big THANKSGIVING Feast!!  Ymmm!  Fun!

Sunday – Wednesday – November 27th (All Day) November 30th – Revival Services (each night at 7pm) at Trinity Baptist Church – Pastor Woods – 821 East Ray Furman HWY,  Waynesburg, PA  15370.

DECEMBER:

Thursday – Friday – December 1st – 2nd – Still at the above church (Trinity Baptist Church) for revival services to provide all the special music for that week.

Sunday (am service) – December 4th (SS-10am / Main- 11am) – Payneville Community Church – Pastor Tutor Fuller / 1275 Fackler Road,  Wester, KY 40176.

Sunday (6 pm service) – December 4th – Bethel Missionary Baptist Church – Pastor Sunny Mull / 6811 Taffy Anne Drive,  Louisville, KY 40228.

Sunday – December 11th (SS-9:30am and Main-10:40am) –  Minors Lane Baptist Church – Pastor Shawn Cheatham – 8907 Shephardville Road,   Louisville, KY 40219.

Sunday – December 11th (pm service) – Still to be determined.  If you are a church in that area and you would like us to come on December 11th for your evening service, please contact us at (304) 303-8057.  (We still have quite a few phone calls to make though, so we will more than likely fill that slot.)  So, if you are curious where we will be that night, please just contact us at that number later on when our schedule for that day will be set in concrete!!  THANK YOU!!

The REST of December we purposed to take off from meetings to have some VALUABLE family time with our precious children and enjoy the holidays – making cozy traditions.

Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to one and ALL!!     We love you!!

Because Jesus Lives,  The Rodrigues Family

 

 

 

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Photos From Aug. & Sept. 2016 Rodrigues Travels!!

Hi, All!!  Below are lots of pictures from our August and September travels.  Enjoy and we love you all!!                With Care,  The Rodrigues Family

David preached a whole Missions'Conference in Morehead, Kentucky at Bible Baptist Church.

David preached a whole Missions’Conference in Morehead, Kentucky at Bible Baptist Church.

He did a great job!

He did a great job!

Here is the Pastor of that church - Pastor Jack Tuckett

Here is the Pastor of that church – Pastor Jack Tuckett

A friend I made at that church - sweet lady!!

A friend I made at that church – sweet lady!!

David was excited to get an AWESOME deal at an auction for paper in the print shop!

David was excited to get an AWESOME deal at an auction for paper in the print shop!

He also found an amazing cutter that cuts through massive amounts of paper!

He also found an amazing cutter that cuts through massive amounts of paper!

David has enjoyed getting more and more jobs in our - Äll Things Truth Print Shop".

David has enjoyed getting more and more jobs in our – “All Things Truth Print Shop”.

Back on the road again.........this is Kaylee and Sadie asleep as we travel.  SO CUTE!!  You can tell they are from a big family.  They have learned flexibility and to be squished!  LOL   We have the most amazing children..............smile.

Back on the road again………this is Kaylee and Sadie asleep as we travel. SO CUTE!! You can tell they are from a big family. They have learned flexibility and to be squished! LOL We have the most amazing children…………..smile.

Open air park singing.

Open air park singing.

This is the church that hosted this event.

This is the church that hosted this event.

Watching another couple sing.

Watching another couple sing.

Audience

Audience

Waiting our turn.

Waiting our turn.

Pretty sun!

Pretty sun!

Audience

Audience

Our turn

Our turn

LONG process for all of us to get up there.  LOL

LONG process for all of us to get up there. LOL

And......more.

And……more.

Finally all on stage.  LOL

Finally all on stage. LOL………almost.

The singing has begun!

The singing has begun!

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Spectators

Spectators

People from the church.

People from the church.

More....

More….

Nurie beautifully playing the tin whistles.  She makes any wind instrument sing like a bird!

Nurie beautifully playing the tin whistle. She makes any wind instrument sound like a bird!

Samuel on the harmonica

Samuel on the harmonica

And, Timothy too.

And, Timothy too.

David helping watch Sofia while we sing.

David helping watch Sofia while we sing.

David faithfully manning our sound system.   These open air meetings are really SUCH a good testimony and witness for the Lord.  People walking by, would stand all around the outskirts of the seats, and just watch and listen.  The Gospel was given out, and we hope lives were changed!

David faithfully manning our sound system. These open air meetings are really SUCH a good testimony and witness for the Lord. People walking by, would stand all around the outskirts of the seats and just watch and listen. The Gospel was given out, and we hope lives were changed!

Lady that took all the pics.

Lady that took all the pics.

Sweet friend who traveled to this meeting to see our family!!

Sweet friend who traveled to this meeting to see our family!!

Mrs. Fry- the Pastor's wife.

Mrs. Fry- the Pastor’s wife.

Pastor Fry

Pastor Fry

The other couple that sang.

The other couple that sang.

Friends we made.

Friends we made.

On to the next church - Open Door Baptist Church with Pastor Butterfield (pictured in the middle).

On to the next church – Open Door Baptist Church with Pastor Butterfield (pictured in the middle).

Mrs. Butterfield

Mrs. Butterfield

Other sweet people from the church

Other sweet people from the church

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Judy Edmunds (another ministry wife).

Judy Edmunds (another ministry wife).

Then, David took me on a early 19th anniversary 3 day date! (Our anniversary was October 4th and we were going to be traveling that day, that is why we celebrated early.) We had a GREAT time and we took along little nursing Sofia.  :)

Then, David took me on a early 19th anniversary 3 day date! (Our anniversary was October 4th and we were going to be traveling that day, that is why we celebrated early.) We had a GREAT time and we took along little nursing Sofia. 🙂

Sofia

Sofia

Special one on one time.

Special one on one time.

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She loved this little park.

She loved this little park.

If I were to be honest, I was winning MOST of the 3 games.  But David barely beat me on one and then somehow recovered from an almost 10 point lead I had on the 3rd game.  BUT.......pretend you didn't see that.  HE is the champion!!  LOL

If I were to be honest, I was winning MOST of the 3 games.  David barely beat me on one and then somehow recovered from an almost 10 point lead I had on the 3rd game. BUT…….pretend you didn’t read this. HE is the champion!! LOL

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Still his "bride"19 years later!!........smile

Still his “bride” 19 years later!!……..smile

LOVE

LOVE

Pool fun

Pool fun

Golf

Golf

Back home to SPECIAL visitors from NY!!  The Burlew family came to visit our family in WV.  We LOVED having them!!  My parents took us all out to eat Sunday afternoon.  Thanks, Daddy & Ma!!

Back home to SPECIAL visitors from NY!! The Burlew family came to visit our family in WV. We LOVED having them!! My parents took us all out to eat Sunday afternoon. Thanks, Daddy & Ma!!

Good food!

Good food!  Sweet Tracy Burlew to the left.

Smiles

Smiles

Special Treat!

Special Treat!

Sad goodbyes.........sniff, sniff.

Sad goodbyes………sniff, sniff.

Next meeting

Next meeting

Sweet Mom of 10 children!  Kindred spirits and we had SO much alike!!  We were married the SAME month and year, we both have had miscarriages, we both homeschool, she has 10, I have 12.........and the list goes on.  It was sweet!

Sweet Mom of 10 children! Kindred spirits and we had SO much alike!! We were married the SAME month and year, we both have had miscarriages, we both homeschool, she has 10, I have 12………and the list goes on. It was sweet!

Men of God

Men of God

A Sunday School Class I taught 4 days in a row.  I LOVED it because I LOVE children!!

A Sunday School Class I taught 4 days in a row. I LOVED it because I LOVE children!!

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This was the church where the Missions' Conference was where I taught the S.S.

This was the church where the Missions’ Conference was where I taught the S.S.

Our family provided the special music all week long at the Missions'Conference

Our family provided the special music all week long at the Missions’Conference

Great ministry to the Portugal speaking people.........near and dear to our hearts because David is Portuguese!!

Great ministry to the Portugal speaking people………near and dear to our hearts because David is Portuguese!!

Pastor Williams in the middle.

Pastor Williams in the middle.

Mrs. Williams

Mrs. Williams

Sweet!

Sweet!

Silly!

Silly!

Exhausted and on our way home again!!  Sadie again, but now with a wayward leg instead of arm!!  LOL

Exhausted and on our way home again!! Sadie again, but now with a wayward leg instead of arm!! LOL

It is an HONOR to serve Jesus and TRULY our REASONABLE service!!  We love you all and stay posted for our next set of photos from our October travels!!  God bless.

The Rodrigues Family

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Rodrigues Family Schedule for October 2016 – coming to MD, OH, NY, WV, and PA!!!

Rodrigues Family Schedule for October!!  If you live near any of these areas, come meet us!  We’d LOVE to meet YOU!!

Westernport, Maryland – Pastor Daniel Anderson – Harmony Baptist Church – Missions’ Conference – Sunday, October 2 through Wednesday, October 5, 2016!  For more info. call – (304) 790-5042.

North Ridgeville, Ohio – Pastor Dennis White – Grace Baptist Church – Sunday, (all day)- on October 9, 2016!

Malta, New York – Pastor Rob Newcome – Emmanuel Baptist Church – Missions’ Conference- Saturday, October 15 through Sunday, October 16, 2016.

Newark, New York – Foster Family (helping Amy Foster)- Monday, October 17 through Saturday, October 22, 2016.  On Friday (October 21st), Jill will be planning a luncheon for ladies to have an opportunity to meet Amy Foster and hear a small “charge” from Amy Foster.  The Luncheon will be held in -or near- Newark, NY – Please keep your eye on the Praying for Amy Foster Facebook page for more details on that). 

Palmyra, New York – Pastor Brasser – Palmyra Bible Baptist Church – Wednesday, October 19, 2016 (7pm in the evening).

Newark, New York – Pastor Wilson – Lighthouse Baptist Church – Sunday, October 23, 2016 (all day).

Culloden, West Virginia – Pastor Claude Spurlock – First Missionary Baptist Church-  Revival Service – Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – 7:00pm.

Rochester, Pennsylvania – Pastor Bailey – Sylvania Hills Baptist Church – Friday, October 28, 2016 (Harvest Party) and Sunday, October 30, 2016 (Old Fashioned Sunday) all day.

God bless you all and thank you for your prayers during our busy traveling!!  We love you guys!

With Care,  The Rodrigues Family  (304) 303-8057

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Rodrigues Schedule – Coming to KY, OH, MD, & WV!! Come see us!! (And Pictures ALSO!)

***See Pictures Below!!***

August Schedule for the Rodrigues Family…………..

Thursday – August 4th at 7pm – Pastor Travis Bradley’s Church – Charleston, WV.

Sunday – August 14th at 6pm – Centennial Church – Sycamore Rd. – Ripley, WV

Sunday – August 21 – am & pm services – Our family will be singing at our home church- Pastor Kevan Bartlett – Maranatha Baptist Church – Charleston, WV.

Thursday – Sunday (Missions Conference) – August 25th-28th.  Bible Baptist Church – Pastor Jack Tackett –    (606) 776-1688 – Morehead, Kentucky.

September Schedule………………

Sunday (All Day) – September 4th – Ambassador Baptist Church – Pastor Tom Fry – Frederick, Maryland – (240) 409-6102.

Sunday (All Day) – September 11th – Open Door Baptist Church – Pastor Butterfield – Canton, Ohio.

Tuesday – pm service – September 20th – Independent Baptist Church – Pastor Mike Elder – Vienna, WV.

Wednesday – Sunday (Missions Conference) – September 21st – 25th – Maplewood Baptist Church- Martinsburg, WV.

**If you live near any of these locations, please feel free to come visit us!!  We would LOVE to meet you!  God bless!!        With Care,  The Rodrigues Family

Katie Maulucci & I. (Missionary wife to Nick - missionaries to Bulgaria).  We were in a meeting with them.   ;)

Katie Maulucci & I. (Missionary wife to Nick – missionaries to Bulgaria). We were in a meeting with them. 😉

Katie's husband - Nick.

Katie’s husband – Nick.

The Maulucci family has 11 children!!

The Maulucci family has 11 children!!

This is me with Pastor Bradley's wife - Jessica.

This is me with Pastor Bradley’s wife – Jessica.  Pastor Bradley and Jessica have 9 children.  So, we had a REALLY BIG church full of children at church that night!   32 – to be exact – and that is ONLY from 3 families!!!!!  LOL.

We had them all over for dinner.  (Including Josh and Pepsi Lancaster and their 2 boys).  it was a sweet time of fellowship.

We had them all over for dinner. (Including Josh and Pepsi Lancaster and their 2 boys). It was a sweet time of fellowship.

 

BIG group!!

BIG group!!

The men talking deep BIBLE doctrine!  I just LOVE it!!

The men talking deep BIBLE doctrine! I just LOVE it!!

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The children playing "Pit".  FUN!!

The children playing “Pit”. FUN!!IMG_1072

LOTS of playing!!

LOTS of playing!!

We ladies had sweet fellowship while I did both of their hair down in my little salon.

We ladies had sweet fellowship while I did both of their hair down in my little salon.

Well, that wraps up this post!  Again, please feel free to come to one of the meetings we will be singing at that we mentioned above and we would be honored to meet you!  God bless you and we love you in the Lord!!

Serving Jesus With Joy,  The Rodrigues Family

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“I Yelled At My Children!!” July 2016

I was getting caught up on my computer work a few nights ago and I kept stumbling on pictures, posts, etc., etc. of things that I KNEW would displease the Lord Jesus!  With a sigh IMG_0880from the depths of my soul………I read on.  Many seem to think life is just about one big party!

People that I have looked up to for years, begin to lower their standards.  Lady’s blouses slip quite a bit lower, girls put on pants (a male’s gender of clothing) shorts get higher and higher on the leg, lady’s cut their hair short and men grow theirs long.  The dress standard among most people has dropped so low, I don’t know how it could drop any lower??……………Unless the entire world turns into a “nudist colony”.  In New York City, they are already using “body paint” rather than clothing.  To find something good on the TV (although we do not have one) gets harder and harder to find and movies are filled with filth!  Double, Triple, Sighhhhh………..

Then, we as Christians sit back and say, “Isn’t it a shame where this world has gone!!” Sadly though, many times we are close behind the world and its sin!  I understand that certain things change with the culture and things that were deemed a NO, NO – a hundred years ago, are okay now.  If those changes do not include sin, then sure, we are bound to adapt to our culture.  However, when it defies what the Lord has put in place as our guide and boundary, I can’t help but wonder that we are quickly becoming a world similar to that of the days of Noah.  The difference is, is that if we are Christians, we have the Holy Spirit indwelling in us!!  What an advantage!!  Yet, we so readily ignore Him and His promptings (including me).

I guess I’m tired.  I’m tired of being (many times) the very rare minority that takes a stand.  Of course, we are NO better than anyone else……..just rather willing to be conservative in our standards.  Our children have seen what is out there in the way of “mate material”, and it makes them wonder, “Mama, will we find that godly mate that I am looking for?” (YES, God is able when we trust in Him – so put your worries to rest).

IMG_0814I am truly thankful for how young people have a desire to serve the Lord and many times head off to Bible college.  Maybe even some of our children will do that.  However, what worries me, is they think THAT is what makes them spiritual.  Yielding to CHRIST, is what makes us spiritual, and if Bible College is in that equation to learn more about the Word of God (and not to flirt with the opposite gender and have an independent, expensive social life), then great!

I surrendered my life to the Lord at 12 yrs. old for full-time service to Him.  However, for the next 27 years of my life, I grew up, got married, and I had baby after baby.  I folded (millions – at least it seemed so) of clothes, ironed, wiped dirty hands and faces, mopped floors, washed dishes, went into intense labor – baby after baby, read stories, did devotions and taught my children of God’s ways……….only to rise and do it all over again the next day.

Was I out front……..getting noticed??  NOOOO……..I was home throwing up from another pregnancy that made me sick, or changing a smelly diaper that made me sick, or dancing with pain as my swelled varicose veins throbbed from being on them for too long!  Yes………I chose to let God bless us with all these children (a step of faith and surrender that most IMG_0695Christians will NEVER take).  BUT – I am raising up an army for Christ and I feel HONORED that God has blessed us with twelve thus far!!!  These are things that you will never learn at Bible college.  To have grit determination in the face of many acts of service towards (sometimes it seems) a thankless job.  The fruit of my labor is just now starting to be seen and I thank God for that!!

He promises that………Ga 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

You can believe it………from this article alone, I will face much criticism.  But, it just shows people’s hearts are calloused towards sin and they have put up a protective wall around the areas they don’t want conviction or change in.

Normally I tread softly and speak sweetly and show love and grace (all good things……smile) but the ones that defend sin, are certainly never shy to boldly and without love and grace “DEFEND THEIR POSITION!”  I guess once in awhile, you just need that righteous anger that Jesus had when he overturned the tables!  What about God’s righteous indignation mentioned in the Bible.  Ps 106:40 Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.  Be angry (at sin) but sin not.  Eph 4:26 Be ye angry, and sin not:

Remember, there is a time for everything under the sun………as stated in Ecclesiastes.  Ec 3:8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.  Where has our hatred gone for sin??  The common argument is that we are ALL sinners, so how can we be so judgemental??  YES, I SURE AM A WRETCH myself!! – But this should not diminish (or give me excuse) to overlook the filth of sin.

IMG_0364So, the more I sat at my computer, the more “fired up” I got!!  “Children!!” I called them all up to me.  Once they had all gathered around me, I said………

“Look at this picture!” as I flung my hand towards the computer.  It was then that I began my “Mama preaching session”.  (YES – women are to be silent in the church) but not with our children!  This is our GOLDEN opportunity to instill core character and a HATRED for sin in our children!! So, I began……………

“Boys, NEVER cheat on your wife – IT”S SIN – from the pits of hell!! Girls, never lower your dress standard – raise the bar HIGH!! Boys, keep your hair cut short, ( 1Co 11:14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?) and girls keep it long (1Co 11:15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.) “

“DON’T do drugs, smoke, drink, swear, view pornography!!  Stay away from gambling, and from ever stealing!!”

“LIVE RIGHTEOUS – UNTIL THE STARS FALL!!  Remember, Pr 15:3 ¶ The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.”!!!!!!  and much more!…….

My children looked at me with wide eyes and I could see the passion for doing Alligator Farm 6right……..creep onto their own precious faces & eyes.  When I finish with talks like that, they always begin to start talking rapidly and we have a blessed family discussion on sin and the DARK, DEATHLY places it will take you!!  Praise God for the light of God’s Word!!  “Ps 119:105 ¶  Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”

Moms out there, DON’T be afraid to raise your voice in PASSION for what you believe in!!  Once your children are grown and gone, your chance at intense training is over!  YES…….a balance of love and discipline is crucial, but don’t forget how crucial the training is!!  “Proverbs 29:15 ………….a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.  Pr 22:6 ¶ Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

I remember as a little girl, Jack Hyles preaching and telling us that his Mama used to TRAMPLE on “mock” cigarettes, drugs, and alcohol, pornography, etc. and EXCLAIM to her children “NEVER do these things!!!!  They will RUIN your life!”  (That’s the best I remember the story), but how it impressed upon me!

Where have the Moms with back-bone gone?  Yes, we need to have self-control and patience, but let us not confuse that with thinking we need to have a tolerance of sin!!……..especially when it comes to training the treasures that God has entrusted to us!!

IMG_0491I do NOT boast myself of tomorrow, for I know not what a day may bring forth.  However, I am thrilled to say that up-to-date, we have obedient, pleasant, joyful children (and that includes a 17,16,15,14, and 13 year olds!).  ALL praise to Jesus and His ways!!

That success thus far is ALL due to following the Lord and HIS principles!!  God really has designed a simple plan.  YES,  we love our children to death, but we are NOT afraid to have them corrected by others or by us when they do wrong.  So many parents cringe at any type of correction of wrong doing that “their precious babies” are accused of.  Why is it, that when it comes to our children, we defend their poor choices or character??  Don’t be afraid to call sin what it is – including with your own darling children.  They WILL thank you for it someday.

But then, don’t forget to praise their good character and be their cheer-leader and encourager!!  Again, have that balance!

Was my voice raised to a “yelling” level!  You bet is was!!  In JESUS NAME – I will fight against the wiles of the devil!!  For he is a ROARING LION – seeking whom he may devour!!

WARN and SHOUT to your children ****CAUTION**** and ****BEWARE****!!!  Put on the whole armour of  God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil!!  It’s SO important!

Moms, be a loving Mama – sweet, kind, loving, good housekeeper and godly wife (among other things) BUT – don’t be afraid call sin what it is – EVIL!

Remember…………Mt 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:IMG_0496

I love you all!                  Passionate for Righteousness,  Jill R.

 

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WANTED!!! (July 2016) – See LOTS of Pictures!!!

We helped do a "Western Theme VBS in June in Chambersburg, PA.  We took pics of all the children (in VBS) of this pose........but we thought that we would just show you some of our family in this pose.  Isn't David HILARIOUS here?!!

We helped do a “Western Theme VBS” in June in Chambersburg, PA. We took pics of all the children (in VBS) of this pose……..but we thought that we would just show you some of our family in this pose. Isn’t David HILARIOUS here?!!

Jill

Jill

Nurie can't STAND the way her chin looks here.....LOL!

Nurie can’t STAND the way her chin looks here…..LOL!

Handsome Timothy.  He looked like an authentic cowboy!

Handsome Timothy. He looked like an authentic cowboy!

Renee

Renee

Phillip

Phillip

Samuel

Samuel

Cheerful Gabriel

Cheerful Gabriel

Tessie

Tessie

Hannah

Hannah

Olivia

Olivia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We  are thankful that we had a past couple of REALLY busy weeks doing VBS, Revival Services and presenting our work at a church we had never been to in Ohio.  Now we are home and have the rest of the month of July off!  It is the first time I have had this much time at home since December!  It feels like such a treat and I have a whole list of things I want to get done before leaving.  We have just a few closer meetings in August and then in the fall time, our schedule gets pretty busy and full again.  The Lord knows just when we need more time at home.  He is SO good to us!  Below are some more pictures of our last trip.

David & the Pastor and a couple of other men, played the "policing" cowboys in this skit - telling Timothy he MUST come to VBS!  It was SO funny!

David & the Pastor and a couple of other men, played the “policing” cowboys in this skit – telling Timothy he MUST come to VBS! It was SO funny!

Pastor Fleck

Pastor Fleck

With these tough guys.......Timothy had BETTER obey!

With these tough guys…….Timothy had BETTER obey!

Well, it looks like he didn't cooperate.........so they must carry him out of the church!!  LOL

Well, it looks like he didn’t cooperate………so they must carry him out of the church!! LOL

It was such a pleasure and surprise to meet a distant relative on the Lupole side (Cindy Drage) show up to one of the church services.  She had read our itinerary and had seen where we were going to be.  We were about a half hour away from where she lived and it was our honor to meet this sweet lady!

It was such a pleasure and surprise to meet a distant relative on the Lupole side (Cindy Drage) show up to one of the church services. She had read our itinerary and had seen where we were going to be. We were about a half hour away from where she lived and it was our honor to meet this sweet lady!

This girl rededicated her life to the Lord in VBS.

This girl rededicated her life to the Lord in VBS.

Nurie specifically prayed that God would help her to be able to lead someone to the Lord.  This girl was one person that did get saved!  Her name is Ny'jaya.  Nurie was THRILLED at this answered prayer!

Nurie specifically prayed that God would help her to be able to lead someone to the Lord. This girl was one person that did get saved! Her name is Ny’jaya. Nurie was THRILLED at this answered prayer!

This is Pastor Fleck...the Pastor of the church that had VBS.  He built another bunk bed/crib for us in our RV.  He did a beautiful job and is standing right in front of it.

This is Pastor Fleck…the Pastor of the church that had VBS. He built another bunk bed/crib for us in our RV. He did a beautiful job and is standing right in front of it.

This is Pastor Fleck with his dear wife - Debbie.  Our children ADORE the Flecks and they have also become dear friends to David & I.

This is Pastor Fleck with his dear wife – Debbie. Our children ADORE the Flecks and they have also become dear friends to David & I.

From there, we headed to Ohio to my nephew - Levi's - graduation from highschool!  He is the first grandchild (of my-Jill's- parents) to reach this milestone.  It is very emotional because it was also GOODBYE for Levi....as he has enlisted in the military and will be going to basic training the beginning of August......sniff, sniff.  Levi loves the Lord and wants to continue to serve Him in the military, but he does feel peace that this is what God wants for him.  Guns, knives, and action have always been Levi's interests.  Bonn voyage, Levi!!

From there, we headed to Ohio to my nephew – Levi’s – graduation from highschool! He is the first grandchild (of my-Jill’s- parents) to reach this milestone. It is very emotional because it was also GOODBYE for Levi….as he has enlisted in the military and will be going to basic training the beginning of August……sniff, sniff. Levi loves the Lord and wants to continue to serve Him in the military, but he does feel peace that this is what God wants for him. Guns, knives, and action have always been Levi’s interests. Bonn voyage, Levi!!

Boy cousins playing games.

Boy cousins playing games.

Lisa hugging Ma.

Lisa hugging Ma.

Fun, outdoor games!

Fun, outdoor games!

This was me - arriving and seeing my Aunt Brenda who came to the graduation party with Uncle Jon and their grandaughter - Mikayla.

This was me – arriving and seeing my Aunt Brenda who came to the graduation party with Uncle Jon and their grandaughter – Mikayla.

Sister cuddle time with Sadie & Sofia at night in the RV.

Sister cuddle time with Sadie & Sofia at night in the RV.

SOOO cute!

SOOO cute!

Kisses

Kisses

Hugs

Hugs

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We were honored to go from there to Pastor Gresham's church in Ohio for their revival services.  Our family and the Rogers Family (the Mom & Dad pictured above) were the special singers for the week.

We were honored to go from there to Pastor Gresham’s church in Ohio for their revival services. Our family and the Rogers Family (the Mom & Dad pictured above) were the special singers for the week.

These are some of the Rogers Girls.

These are some of the Rogers Girls.

Mrs. Gresham & I enjoyed some sweet time of fellowship.

Mrs. Gresham & I enjoyed some sweet time of fellowship.

Preachers at the meeting.

Preachers at the meeting.

This sweet lady - Mary Wright- and her husband graciously allowed us to park in their driveway.  Mary is due with her 7th baby soon!

This sweet lady – Mary Wright- and her husband graciously allowed us to park in their driveway. Mary is due with her 7th baby soon!

We then headed to this church.

We then headed to this church.

This is Pastor of this church- Pastor Drummond.  I have known him and his sweet wife since I was a teenager.

This is the Pastor of this church- Pastor Drummond. I have known him and his sweet wife since I was a teenager.

Mrs. Drummond

Mrs. Drummond

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Kaylee & I

Kaylee & I

We then headed on to Dennis & Lisa's church - Anchor Baptist Church and had a GREAT time there!  They were all such a HUGE blessing to our family.  I, unfortunately, forgot to get pictures when we were there.  However, we met kindred spirits while there!........smile.

We then headed on to Dennis & Lisa’s church – Anchor Baptist Church and had a GREAT time there! They were all such a HUGE blessing to our family. I, unfortunately, forgot to get pictures when we were there. However, we met kindred spirits while there!……..smile.

Well, as I mentioned earlier, we plan to be home the rest of July and only have a few meetings in August.  I have already made phone-calls to the local jails and prisons to try to come up with a time that I can go into those facilities and share the blessed hope of the Gospel with the female inmates.  Also, I have a meeting to meet with the manager at a local Pregnancy Crisis Center to try to volunteer my time there and perhaps give our “Choose Life, Not Abortion” Gospel tracts to them to pass out to the ladies?  Please pray with me regarding these ministries becoming a reality.  David has been VERY busy at work in the print shop since getting home and he already has a LARGE amount of John & Romans that he has compiled and designed a sharp looking cover for.  We are just SO honored to be serving the Lord full-time!  We try to stay busy – to be found worthy of all of our dear supporters support.  Well, I must go.  I have a radio broadcast I do weekly, and I am due to send in another series of those devotionals (geared for ladies).

One more thing I would like to mention is that our church is heading up the “God Bless America Crusade” for this upcoming Sept. 11th Sunday.  We look forward to helping out with those efforts.  The prayer is that 2,000 souls will come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ!  Please pray that these efforts will not be in vain and that a nationwide revival will start right here in West Virginia!!

I OWE It AAAALLLL to my Jesus,   Jill Rodrigues

(P.S. Be on the lookout for our News Letter & Precious Moments soon!!)

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