The Long and Winding Road (CO, TX, LA)

The Long and Winding Road Way back in 1970, the Beatles released a song called “The Long and Winding Road”. This song seemed appropriate in so many ways during this trip. It crept into my mind as I would be driving down what seemed like an endless road. The only change I would make to […]

Montana – Big Sky Country

It’s been a while since I sent out an update.  There is a reason for that. We’ve been in the middle of the country, in very remote locations. Moving from location to location almost daily presents some challenges, like a good wifi connection. After our Michigan meetings, we headed west toward Montana, via Iowa, parts […]

Patch Tour Update #3

Oh, Michigan. You treated the Gillis family so well. When I reflect on our time in Michigan, I am overwhelmed by the hospitality of old/new friends, and I’m inspired by what I see happening on the orphan care front. From Kentucky, we made a quick stop at Cedarville University to see my brother, my sister-in-law […]

Utah – Via Wyoming

Oh man, Wyoming and Utah. What unique states! Fortunately for us, we had to travel south through Wyoming to get to Utah. We’ve never seen so many pronghorn ever….not even on TV. Everywhere you look traveling through Wyoming, there they are. And you can’t get from Montana to Utah without going through Yellowstone! (Well, you […]

A Day with the Bates Family

I will start off by stating that I am not a big blogger. I would rather be with people and keep those experiences between us. When I see someone taking pictures, I often think, “am I going to show up on Facebook somewhere”? It can get a little irritating, I must admit. But it can […]

Patch Tour Update – (Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky)

Traveling in an RV is different than traveling in a minivan. There, now that we cleared that up, we can move on. You realize that you can turn your mind on auto-pilot when you are driving a regular car/truck. Not so much when driving the RV. We were blessed to rent an RV from a […]

Welcome to the first official Tour Blog!

The Tour: Patch Our Planet is embarking on an 18+ state tour in the late summer this year. We have a goal of equipping 500 churches by 2020. We are currently around 220, so we see this tour as a great opportunity to equip many more churches as we travel throughout the US.     […]