Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Test Results

The doctor could not find anything wrong.  I have one more test tomorrow and then on Thursday I see a hematologist.  The hard part is behind me (no pun intended.)  I have pictures but Charlotte would not let me post them.

Test Day

Today is the day that I have my colonoscopy and enscope.  I have been fasting since Sunday night, and yes I am hungry. On the good side, I have lost about 8 pounds. I wish there had been a different way.  I will be having the procedure around lunch time.   Pray that the doctor will not find anything wrong.  
This past weekend was a great time.  Friday night the October mission team to Costa Rica met at Gerry Davis' home.  We had a great time of learning about the prayer needs of Costa Rica.  The prayer time was led by our wives.  We are so blessed to have wives that are so real with their love for Christ.  Even though they are not going with us on this trip, they are preparing the way for us through their dependance on prayer.  
John Robert's team played Troy last night in football, and Enterprise won 6-0.  John Robert started at tight end - yes, tight end!  He did a great job and made a key block for Enterprise to score the touchdown.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Vision Trip Meeting

Gerry Davis , Jeff Fields, and I met with our families last night to prepare for our Vision Trip to Costa Rica.  We had a great time of fellowship and food.  The prayer time was a great start for us in preparing spiritually for the trip.  I believe that this trip will be an amazing time that will change our lives.  We also had a good time learning about Costa Rica and the work that God is doing.  Please continue to pray for the coming Vision trip in October.  We will leave October 27 and return November 3.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Major Prayer Need and Prayer Answered

Yesterday, I got a call form the doctor's office at the International Mission Board.  They are not satisfied with my information that I have turned in about my low iron in my blood.  They have asked that I do a series of test to find out what the problem is.  The big issue is that we have to have all the test done by October 10th.  I have to go to two different specialist to do the test.  If we do not get cleared by October 10th, then we will not be appointed in Houston.  Please pray for this situation to be resolved and that there is nothing wrong with me so that we can make it to the appointment service in Houston on November 11th.  
Preston has asked Jesus to forgive him of his sins and has made Jesus his Lord and Savior. Preston is not just my son, but now he is also my brother in Christ.  Praise God!  I will get to baptize Preston tomorrow morning.  If that is not cool enough, I will be baptizing Preston in the same baptistry that I was baptized in.  God is so cool!  

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

New Email - cavincawthon@live.com

I have a new email address. cavincawthon@live.com.
Charlotte and I are making plans to close out our ccawthon@adelphia.net email address. The new account will make it easier for use to use and check all over the world. Please make changes to our contact information.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I Made It!

I made it through the yard sale.  We woke up this morning at 6:30 got dressed as fast as we could and opened the garage door.  There were about 10 people waiting for us.  While we got our stuff out people were going through it.  We did real well getting rid of stuff.  We did much better than I ever dreamed we would.  Charlotte found a way to get out of it for a couple of hours.  She took Preston to a "Birthday Party" for about an hour and half.  I got rid of a lot while she was gone.  The best deal of the day - Box full of Barbies for $7.  Charlotte was gone.  I made the deal.  

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

One More for the Trip

Jeff Fields and I have been planning to take a trip to Costa Rica for about a month.  We are excited and looking forward to the opportunity to go.  I ran into Gerry Davis a long time friend that is the Director of Outreach at First Baptist Church in Enterprise.  God had put him on my heart several weeks ago about going on the trip.  When I saw him on Sunday at lunch I asked if he would like to go to Costa Rica in October.  He called me back on Tuesday to tell me that he could go.  I got his airline ticket right after I got off the phone.  The ticket was $10 less then the tickets I had bought earlier.  
I worked for Gerry back in High School, College and when Charlotte and I first got married.  He and I have spent many hours together.  I am really looking forward to this time with him.  One of my favorite memories of Gerry was when work was overwhelming and we showed up to work early on a Friday morning.  He came out with his surfboard and said, "Lets go to the beach!"  So we loaded up and went to Panama City Beach for the day.  We entered a beach volleyball tournament and finished 2nd to last, but it was fun.  
This Saturday I am going to have to do something that I hate with every fiber of my body.  We are having a YARD SALE.  I am not looking forward to this at all.  We started getting things together today.  If you like a good deal on junk come on out.  People call me crazy! I am crazy for the deals I will be making on Saturday morning!

Monday, September 8, 2008

We have been endorsed by the IMB Trustees!

Tonight, we found out that we have been endorsed by the International Mission Board Trustees to be missionaries to Costa Rica.  This is a major milestone on our journey to Costa Rica.  They told us to stay close to our phone in case they had any questions to be answered for the Trustees.  John Robert had a football game at the same time.  I went to the game with the phone in my pocket and my hand on the phone, so when it rang I could answer it.  At the start of half time the music was real loud.  Charlotte leaned over and said, "I hope they don't call right now." Before she could get "now" out of her mouth the phone rang.  It was Bob Dilks with the good news.  I ran to a far corner of the stadium and answered the call.  Bob's last words to me was, "See you at the Appointment service in Houston."

John Robert did win the game 32-0. GO CATS!  

Sunday, September 7, 2008


One of my oldest friends, Sammy Clary, is doing a sermon series for the next month.  He is going live on the internet for 24/7.  Uncensored pastor is the title.  You get to see everything, the good and the bad. Go to this site and see for your self: www.uncensoredpastor.blogspot.com.  Sammy is the pastor of StoneBridge Church in South Carolina.  The website is on the side of this page.  The church is one year old and God is doing amazing work.

The Fish Were Bitin'

Yesterday, we went to Brewton and celebrated Charlotte's father's 77th birthday.  Part of the celebration was fishing at the pond. Here are some pictures of the kids fishing.  We caught 12 fish.  We took them to a family that lives down the road from the pond and they enjoyed them for supper.  
We found out Friday that we will be voted on by the trustees of the IMB on Monday night.  They will be voting on us around 6:30 pm.   Please be in prayer for us to be approved. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Crazy Couple of Days

On Monday afternoon the family and I did training for our work and life in Costa Rica.  I made all of us take a long walk.  I told the kids to get off the Xbox 360 and put on tennis shoes.  I told them we were going to walk to Smooochies for ice cream.  Smooochies is about 2.5 miles away from our home.  So all 5 of us started out on the adventure.  Everyone did really good.  John Robert was not sure if he would look geeky walking with his family.  It is kind of funny -  we ran into a couple of his friends.  After we saw the first one, I asked him if he was embarrassed.  He said, "a little bit".  But he did not complain or try to hide.  As we were walking I got to see people I knew and It gave me opportunity to share about our calling and God working in our lives.  
Tuesday morning I went out to my car and found that someone had broken in and stolen my GPS system.  I don't think that they stole anything else.  We found out that four other cars around us were broken in.  I believe that God allowed this to happen to prepare us for what might be in store for us in Costa Rica.  
Plans are starting to come together for my trip to Costa Rica in October.   Jeff Fields and I are very excited about going on this trip.   

Monday, September 1, 2008

Resting on Labor Day

The Family and I are staying around the house and resting today for Labor Day.  The big thing we are doing is watching the coverage of the Gustav.  I do not understand why so many people moved back to the bowl of New Orleans.  I really don't understand why the Seminary did not move 10 years ago to Atlanta, much less after Katrina.  
The weather here in Enterprise is not bad.  It is just overcast and windy.  
We had a good day at church. The worship service was good and small groups went great.  All the home groups met at the Dalrymple's home.  It was a good time of Bible study and fellowship. Thanks to Parrish and Holly for hosting the fellowship and the having the hamburgers for us.  
Reed and Jenny are back from their honeymoon in Dominic Republic.  They had a great time and had good weather most of the week.  Reed said that the worst it got was overcast for the first three days.