Monday, December 13, 2010

He Knows our Needs

Each day in Branson is one of adventure, personal challenge, stretching situations, long hours, smiles and laughter. For a sample glimpse of a typical day you can visit here. Due to the large amount of shows in town, there is allot involved with getting the word out about our theater/performance. Thus, we typically make around 30 visits every single day to hotels and restaurants; caroling and inviting people to the Music City Centre.

In addition to this daily routine, some of we older kids got jobs in the afternoons/evenings for local businesses, we had many visits from dear friends, and we greatly enjoyed being involved in the local church ministries.

Although we didn't completely foresee all the activity that would fill our days, the Lord knows our needs even before we ask Him. And we were again humbly reminded of this. While we typically live in the bus during our Branson stay, this year the Lord graciously provided a peaceful, beautiful condo tucked back in the Ozark hills. Complete with a full kitchen, laundry facilities, and spacious living area, it was a refreshing retreat for our family -- in addition to providing us a place to practice lots of hospitality.

We're so grateful for the kindness of our friend, Wes Cooley, in giving us the opportunity to spend these two months in his condo. He has four cozy, beautiful condos for rent as a means of livelihood. If you're planning a visit to Branson in the future, we recommend you contact him in regards to lodging!
Wes Cooley

"Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life,
what you will eat or what you will drink;
nor about your body, what you will put on.
Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
Look at the birds of the air,
for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns;
yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not of more value than they?"

Matthew 6:25-26


Anonymous said...

What kind of jobs did you each get? Do you also work outside the home while at home in Nebraska?

Arnie said...

Please let me answer that. The Wissmanns are the hardest working people I know (along with Dan and Anna oBeasley)! They have milked cows at a local dairy, sand blasted and cleaned swimming pools, sandblasted tanks, trailers, and buildings, sew, cook (oh, can they cook!), clean, construct, compose, clerk, repair and maintain engines, garden, can, freeze, and paint everything that doesn't move and some things that do (like my old car - now a confederate grey beauty!). And I probably haven't told the half of it! Oh yeah, they have worked outside jobs. Andy they always exhibit a spirit of joy and excellence. If you want a worker who is faithful, honest, and diligent, ask God to send you a Wissmann. You will be blessed!


Arnie said...

Sorry about the typo on "Beasley" - my fat fingers have issues with this touch screen keyboard!


Rachel Wissmann said...

Thanks for your kind comment, Arnie! [Arnie has been one of our neighbors and best friends for the past 20 years. He has literally watched us grow up! His example and testimony has been a huge encouragement to our family. We're so blessed to have you in our lives, Arnie!]

And to Anonymous --

Yes, Andrew got a full time job at a Famous Footwear Outlet, Matthias worked some hours at our theater's Starbucks, and I also worked at the theater Box Office.

Our opportunities for jobs here in Nebraska are limited due to our frequent trips, but there are several local friends who are willing to give us work whenever we're around!