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Be Prepared: P 38


Good Afternoon from our tramily here at TrailMagick89 to your family for a dispatch,

Have you ever been in the kitchen preparing a meal; you have gathered all the ingredients, all the bowls, pots, and utensils or so you thought and just as you are about to finish you are missing a key utensil?

That is what it is like for many thousands of homeless each year with their first experiences cooking outdoors. Some kind person has been generous enough to bring by cans of food, pots to cook it in, maybe even a bowl to eat out of; the problem with each of those items is that they are not complete in and of themselves. The bowl needs a spoon or spork, the pot needs a pot holder or a pair of off-set pliers, and the cans of food need a food old fashioned can opener.

The can opener style is very important for the lifestyle of living unsheltered; a US Army P 38 Can Opener is compact, durable, and fits on a dog tag chain or key ring and I can tell you a P 38 will far outlast the person using it. If cost is a concern for you, you can pick up a dozen of them on Amazon for roughly six dollars. I have seem them even cheaper at military supply stores.

Now be careful there are a few people when they here that you have a P 38 for them to open their soup can they will think you are talking about a Walther P-38. I know it sound far fetched and some of my stories do come across that way, however; Cali did just that. According to Captain Catherine he was only eighteen years old. However, as Cali told it he had already spent four years in the United States Marine Corps, most of that on secret missions in the special forces.

He was interested in how we opened cans of food without wasting all the food inside the can. Please be prepared.

Have a great week everyone and God bless,

Semper Fidelis Elroy and Sweets

Extra! Extra! A New Beginning!

Hello Everyone,

We know many are celebrating Easter or Resurrection Day and we are not getting into the debate on the historical debates that surround this special event. To us it is a day of special beginnings. For us this year it is for us to begin a countdown to Pentecost and our grand adventure across Michigan serving Jesus.

Also, recently we have realized that we need to apologize to many people as Scripture dictates in Matthew 5:23 & 24; Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; *Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. It is not a matter of whether we are at fault or others are at fault it is a matter of someone having an issue with us and we need to make it right.

We are taught that we should not burn bridges with the people that we come in contact with, rarely have we heard that we should try to rebuild those bridges that we have burned, so this our attempt to make right and apologize to those that we have wronged or offended over the years. Some of the ministries are places we have been to here is Clio, some in Durand, some in Port Huron, and some in the Lansing area. If you get a chance and the Holy Ghost is leading you stop in and say hello.

Seeing that the wrong that we have done to each of you is of a personal matter and we are not sure how to reach you otherwise we would like to apologize to you if we have offended you in some way.

~ Semper Fidelis, Elroy & Sweets


In the Lansing Michigan area:

Capitol City Baptist Church

Community Faith Church

New Hope Church

In the Durand Michigan area:

First Congregational Church

Faith Baptist Church

Light of Faith Fellowship

Bethany Bible Baptist Church


In the Port Huron Michigan area:

Griswold Street Baptist Church

Blue Water Christian Church


In the Clio Michigan area:

City Church Clio

Life-Line Church of God

Landmark Baptist Church

Messiah Lutheran Church

Vertical Life Church

Cornerstone Pentecostal Assembly of God Church

Freedom in the Truth Ministries


And finally in Dowling Michigan:

Country Chapel United Methodist Church


We could have found better, easier, gentler, kinder words to use when confronted with the situations that we encountered. We love each and every one of our brothers and sisters in the Lord. We ask for your forgiveness and we are sorry that you were offended by our actions or our words. 


We thank you for your time and have an enjoyable day.

Semper Fidelis, Elroy & Sweets