I was pleased to see recognition at the Super Bowl for our veterans. Several that were 100 years old were recognized. Many of the airlines are recognizing our veterans by allowing them to be the first to board the plane. Our nation can be proud of our veterans. They have served wherever needed to protect our freedoms. They have deployed and left their friends and families.

After their sacrifice, many have problems when they return. I want to ask each of you to say a special prayer today for our veterans. Pray that the ones with mental issues will receive help. Pray that they will not be forgotten. Pray that God will guide them and protect them, especially those with PTSD.
When I was in Washington D.C. for the Values Voters Summit in 2018, a film titled “Indivisible” was shown. The film was about a deployed chaplain who also had problems when he returned.

It showed soldiers who were being deployed getting on the bus as their loved ones waved to them. It brought back memories of Travis being deployed.
This film will help veterans dealing with PTSD & other issues. One of my friends who is a Vietnam Vet, told me he still has problems. He is working with other vets so they can discuss the issues they are having problems with.

In John 15 vs 13, Jesus states: “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” Jesus gave His life for our salvation. Our veterans served knowing that they were willing to give their life for our nation.

Pictured is our State Senator, Brian Birdwell. Senator Birdwell was in the Pentagon on 911 when the plane hit. After many surgeries, he is able to serve our state. You can read his and his wife Mel’s book, “Refined by Fire”.

If you know of a deployed soldier, send us their address. FCAI sends packages to deployed soldiers.

I attended the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association (NTPDA) Convention in Arizona last month. One of the speakers had worked with the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) on the WayFair Case. In his presentation, he stated that sales less than $200,000 per year, or less than 100 transactions would be exempt from sales tax in most states. This deals with selling items that are located in another state. If you do not belong to NAA, I would encourage you to join. The NAA is involved in protecting auctioneers’ rights at the national level.

The NTPDA also raised funds for St. Judes. I assisted with the auction.

Prayer Requests:
Ashley D. Harbour- Mt. Pleasant, TX Bob Mitchell- Terrell, TX
Brenda Kaddatz- Hillsboro, TX Charlie Coleman- Corpus Christi, TX Cindy Kaplan- Plano, TX
Pam Hall (Dana Burgess’ Mom)-
Graham, TX
Dena Alderman- Taylor, TX
Joshua Rush- Waller, TX
Kyle Mitchell- Terrell, TX
Pat & Henry Storey- Early, TX Deborah Mayer- Lincoln, TX Yvonne Jones- Chicago, IL
Renee Jones- Chicago, IL
Janet Autry- San Antonio, TX
Virgil Warren- Weatherford, TX

Melissa Cloughly
Evan Peasley
David R. Taylor
Corporal Blake Royston

People who’ve passed or lost loved ones that have gone to be with the Lord:
Albert Hampel (Carla Swenson’s Dad)- 1/9/2020
Greg Shattuck- Austin, TX
Linda Owen- Sherman, TX
Stephanie (Steve Kaplan’s Niece)- Plano, TX

Praise Reports:
Mike Jones- health

Titus Wood (Dustin Wood’s Son)- health
From Dustin: “Thank you for the care package you sent when my son was in the hospital. Your love, prayers, & support meant so much to our family. Our little guy is out of the hospital & growing like a weed. Thank you for praying for us. Blessings, Dustin Wood & Family”

Levi Meier- Ennis, TX ATV accident

FCAI- motion passed that the business meeting will be opened with a prayer at NAA Conference & Show.

America’s Auction Academy supports FCAI at each auction school.

A special Thank You to Mike Jones and Lori Jones, and the students. The next auction school will be MAY 29, 2020 – 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 myself or Todd.

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

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May God bless you.

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