We had another auctioneer who went to be with the Lord on May 1st, 2017. Our good friend, Bob Manning, was called home after a brief illness. Bob faithfully served the Fellowship of Christin Auctioneers International (FCAI), NAA, TAA, and was a strong supporter of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, (TSRHC). Everyone enjoyed seeing Bob at the NAA & TAA conventions. Whenever we arrived, Bob and Nancy were already there greeting not only their friends but anyone who attended. Bob was a member of the TAA Hall of Fame.

I was honored when Nancy asked me to conduct the services for Bob. Auctioneers from across the U.S. attended the funeral. Memorials may be sent to TSRHC or FCAI. Please keep Nancy and the family in your prayers.

Jesus gives the promise of eternal life.

In John II vs 25 & 26, Jesus said

I am the resurrection and the life: he that believes in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And who so ever lives and believes in Me shall never die.

Than in verse 35, scripture states,

“Jesus wept”.

Jesus had lost his friend, Lazarus. Jesus had come to comfort his friends, Mary and Martha who had lost their brother.

Farmers and Ranchers need your prayers. After two years of low commodity and cattle prices, many will be forced to go out of business if economical conditions do not improve. The cattle we sold in 2014 brought around $1400 per head. The ones we sold recently brought $700.00 per head. An Auctioneer we work with lost approximately $500,000 last year.

It was great to see everyone at the TAA convention. Rick Stroud read a list of deceased Texas Auctioneers at the Tuesday night banquet. We have lost so many friends over the years. We celebrated TAA’s 60th anniversary.

Congratulations to Lori Lemons Campbell who was inducted into the TAA Hall of Fame.

T.J. Freije, who won the NAA Auctioneer’s contest, was one of our speakers at the convention. He gave his testimony and shared his faith.

We missed Henry and Pat Storey who attended 51 consecutive TAA conventions. They are doing fine.

If you have a soldier deployed overseas, let us know. We send out care packages to them. If you would like to be on the FCAI e-mail list, send us your e-mail address.

Check our website or Facebook for praise reports, prayer requests, thank you notes, & obituaries.

You can send a check to FCAI or visit our website. Call 254-582-3000 with a credit card.

Checks may be sent to:

535 HCR 4223
Hillsboro, TX 76645

For online donations please visit www.fcai.org. All donations are tax deductible.

May God bless you and keep you,

Alvin Kaddatz

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