Monday, September 22, 2008

An Extra Trip!

As many of you know my Dad, Ed Belleque, has been dealing with a form of Parkinson's Disease for several years. Last week I flew with my parents to Naples, Florida where Dad received treatment at the Pearlmutter Clinic. I was the official navigator through airports, hotels and freeways!

The clinic treats many types of brain disorders with an infusion treatment that also involves diet changes and hyperbolic chamber sessions. We spent the week there with dad having treatments and doing a little sightseeing when he wasn't too tired. Dad is progressing with the treatments and we will know in a few weeks just how much they are helping. We appreciate your prayers for both my mom and dad!

Here are some photos of the trip!

This mother duck and her brood adopted me while I was
walking around the clinic grounds. They have funny looking
ducks in Florida!

This may have been the daddy!

This is the Pearlmutter clinic where dad received his treatments.
It is a world famous clinic.

I learned that everything in Floriday is surrounded by water!

Dad got to meet his "idol" at a place called "Shell World"!

We found this fella on the side of the road in the Everglades!
We called him "Lefty" because he was missing his left foot!

He was very much alive!

Dad watches "Lefty" really closely!

Since we were in Florida we had to have seafood!

A beautiful Florida Gulf of Mexico Sunset!

It was a good trip and a wonderful opportunity to spend time with my folks. We are hoping and praying that the treatments will help dad reclaim some mobility to make his retirement a little more enjoyable! I am very greatful for my wife Cindy who covered the office for me while I was away! It is a bit difficult to do the job with only a cell phone and laptop!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

AMF Tri-Regional Conference

Okay, so I could tell you about the great speaker, good home office sessions, times of prayer, worship and fellowship. But instead I think I'll show you some photos of our missionaries doing something they don't often get to do - Having fun! Wish you all could have been with us in Rapid City!
First we hit the mini-golf course!!

Fishing for strokes!

Stroke penalties are serious at Pirate's Cove Mini-Golf!

We also shot a few pidgeons - Clay pidgeons that is!

Bill shows us his technique!

Our new Director of Ministry Resources takes a turn!

My first time shooting traps!

Congrats to Mark and Lila Hutchins 20 years of AMF service!

And we picked up our 10 year service award too!

The Wedding!!

We finished our summer in Montana with Kristine's wedding. She married Thomas Rogers our new son-in-law on August 15th. The next day we moved to Illinois.

Ready to rehearse!

Ready to Rumble!!

Down the aisle we go!

Pastor Glen and Donna Small came to help out!

The show begins with the expectant groom!

Pastor Glen ran the show!

The Kiss!

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rogers!

Happy parents!

Wonderful new in-laws Pam and Bill Rogers!

Beautiful Bride!

All the girls!

Kristine and her brothers, the rose among thorns!

Dancing with Dad at the reception!

Okay she likes dancing with him better....

Dancing with Nick!

With Andrew...

And with Sam!

Ring bearer meets flower girl!


The outdoor reception was really neat!

And off they go!!!