WHEN A REPORTER was doing interviews on the street, the question was asked, where does your food come from?
The answer was “Safeway”. (Safeway is a grocery chain that used to be in Texas) U.S. Farmers & ranchers feed not only our nation, but many around the world.

Because of low commodity prices, we are faced with record foreclosures & bankrupcies. People must eat, yet agriculture subsidizes consumers with food prices that are below the cost of production.

We finished planting cotton in May. The cost of the seed was $80.00 per acre. The chemical to control cotton root rot cost $744.00 per gallon.

One of our costumers spent $90,000.00 on his cottonseed with no guarantee of a crop. In First Timothy 6 vs 6 to 8, scripture states:
“6. But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
8. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.”

It was great to see everyone at the TAA Convention. Brett & Patti Thomas stopped by to visit & to update us on their son, Ashley Harbour. On the morning of February 10th Ashley Harbour was in a house fire that destroyed his home and 47% of his body has deep tissue burns, everything from his waist up. He has had 6 surgeries and has been in the hospital for over 16 weeks. Ashley has a long way to go with more surgeries and physical therapy.

A benefit was held for Ashley:
Thomas and Harbour Benefit Dinner and Auction
June 29th – 6:00 pm
Priefert Sales Hangar, Mt. Pleasant, TX

Scripture states in Mathew 7 vs 12: “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.”

At the Saturday Night Banquet at the TAA Convention, a large sum of money was raised for Ashley. May God richly bless each of you.

Ben’s son Blake is deployed to Japan. Keep Corporal Blake Royston in your prayers.

The program for the FCAI luncheon at the TAA Convention was presented by David McBroom who is a cowboy poet. David, recently completed auction school. Our own John Sisk provided the music & received a standing ovation. America’s Auction Academy supports FCAI at each auction school. A special thank you to Mike, Lori, and the students. The next auction school will be September 20-27, 2019.

I recently had to deal with a complaint at TDLR. The complaint was resolved. Todd Kercheval assisted me. If you need assistance with a matter at TDLR, you can contact Todd or me.

Prayer Requests:
Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Smith, Lone Oak, TX
Sandy Dunning, Plano, TX
Yvonne Jones, Gainsville,TX
Joshua Rush, Hempstead, TX
Cindy Kaplan, Plano, TX
Brenda Kaddatz, Hillsboro, TX
Nancy Manning, Quinlan, TX
Pam Hall, Graham, TX
Virgil Warren, Millsap, TX
Corporal Blake Royston (deployed)
Betty Burgess, Graham, TX
Dustin Wood, Mansfield, TX (baby)

Praise Reports:
Ryan Zak returned home safely from deployment
America’s Auction Academy- raised funds for FCAI
FCAI-motion passed FCAI will be on the future NAA Conference and Show Program

Loved ones that have gone to be with the Lord:
John Ramsey 3-24-19
Bob Cook 5-1-19
Marvin Kent Gasaway 5-4-19
Monika Vetters 6-6-19
Veronica Vetters 6-6-19
Laura Vetters 6-6-19

Please renew your FCAI membership if you haven’t renewed.

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57

Be strong and courageous, do not be terrified, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:19

If you have a soldier deployed overseas, let us know. We send out our packages to them. If you would like to be on the FCAI e-mail list, send your e-mail address. Check our website or Facebook for praise reports, prayer requests, thank you notes and obituaries.

You can send contributions to FCAI, visit our website, or call 254-582-3000 with a credit card.
Our address is: 535 HCR 4223, Hillsboro, Texas 76645
For online donations please visit: http://www.fcai.org.

All donations are tax deductible.

May God bless and keep you.

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