oronavirus has changed not only our nation, but also the world. Nursing homes and hospitals are on lockdown.

One of our employees and his wife spent a week at the hospital while having a baby. They had to be tested before they went to the hospital and again before they could leave. Praise God the mother and baby are doing fine.

We extend to our front-line workers our sincere appreciation. Doctors, nurses, and hospital personnel going in each day to help the sick. Law enforcement, Firemen, and first responders continuing to go out each day to assist those in their communities. Farmers and anchers working every day to feed our nation. There are so many others that reported to work each day to stock grocery stores, work at check out, drive trucks, and others who serve their communities.

Auctions have changed as well. Online auctions have become particularly important in order to keep large crowds from gathering. We had a very successful auction on 4-25-20.

On Good Friday and Easter Sunday, our Church had drive in Church. Our Pastor broadcast the service over an FM radio channel.

We have a praise report covering two survivors of the virus. Rose McConn of Louisiana (the wife of Louisiana Chaplain Jeff McConn) has recovered. One of our family members who lives in St Louis, MO survived and has recovered.

As we all deal with this virus, remember these passages:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Jeremiah 29:11
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Isaiah 41:10

We had another praise report. One of our customers from Mexico came to pick up a tractor. He drove the tractor on the semi-trailer while it was raining. The tractor slid off the semi-trailer and turned over. Everyone was safe and the tractor had few dents on it.

We praise God for Lori Lemons- Campbell having a safe trip to Israel. Pictured with Lori is her sister in law Tana Anderson and her mother in law, Patsy Campbell.

Congratulation to Vigil Warren who has been an Auctioneer for 56 years.

Congratulation to Doc Breen Auctioneers wear a lot of hats, and for Patrick Breen, BAS, CAS, philanthropist, and veterinarian are two of them. In November, Breen was awarded the 2019 Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International, Veterinarian of the Year award for his philanthropic work in the therapeutic horsemanship industry.

FCAI members can post their auctions with GoTo Auctions and have them on the FCAI website at no charge.

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Rene Bates, a true legendary Auctioneer.

He began his career by auctioneering livestock in the mid-60’s, and officially established Rene Bates Auctioneers in 1966. Rene Bates Auctioneers was an early adopter of internet sales, and in 1997 became the country’s first municipal online auction company. Rene was involved in TAA activities and was in the Texas Auctioneers Hall of Fame. Survivors include wife Sheryl Bates of McKinney, Texas; daughter Michelle Renee Bates and Donovan Arwood of Dallas, Texas.

Thank you notes
Thank you for the items you sent me and the inspirational card. I so appreciate it. Thanks, Myra Vaught

Thank you so much for the devotional and other items you sent. It means a lot. Thank you, Becky Thuerauf

We received this from Ben Royston:
“Our son Blake received his sergeant stripes in September of last year and he finished his time as a active Marine in January. He is making his home in Las Cruces with his wife and son. Thank you so much for the prayers during his term overseas. God Bless, Ben.”

Prayer Requests
• Allen Huegatter’s Mom – Bowie, TX
• Ashley D Harbour – Mt. Pleasant, TX
• Bob Mitchell – Terrell, TX
• Brenda Kaddatz – Hillsboro, TX
• Cindy Kaplan – Plano, TX
• Pam Hall (Dana Burgess’ Mom) – Graham, TX
• Joshua Rush – Waller, TX
• Kyle Mitchell – Terrell, TX
• Pat and Henry Storey – Early, TX
• Deborah Mayer – Lincoln, TX
• Yvonne Jones – Gainesville, TX
• Mike Jones – Dallas, TX
• Allen Huegatter – Bowie, TX

• Melissa Cloughly
• David R. Taylor

People who have passed or lost loved ones who have gone to be with the Lord
• Rene Bates – McKinney, TX 2-27-20
• Ollie Wharton (Brenda Kaddatz’ Mom) 3-28-20
• Duane Thuerauf – Abbott, Tx 2-3-20
• Myra Vaught’s Mom 2-20-20

Praise Reports
• FCAI- Motion passed that the business meeting will be open with a prayer at NAA Conference and show.
• America’s Auction Academy supports FCAI at each auction school.
• A special Thank You to Mike and Lori Jones, and the students. The next Auction school will be May 29, –June 5, 2020.

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 I.
Please renew your FCAI membership if you have not renewed.

Support Our Veterans
Let us know if you have any deployed troops. We send packages to them.

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 you God will be with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:19

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May God Bless You,
Alvin Kaddatz

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