Friday, September 28, 2007

Send-off for David

You are invited to a SEND-OFF for


David has enlisted into the U.S. Marine Corps with our blessing. He ships to San Diego Boot Camp on Nov. 5th. We desire to send him with a spiritual emphasis in the presence of friends who want to support him. At the gathering, David will share why he enlisted and how he desires to serve the Lord Jesus and his country in this way. The event will take place on

Sunday, October 28, 2007 2-4 pm with the program at 15.00 hrs. (3:00pm)


Christ the King Lutheran Church

located on Highway 128, 2 miles north of Highway 29 or 2 miles south of I94 taking exit 28. The church is on the west side of the road, formerly Cady Elementary School.

No RSVP is necessary, but if you have questions or need directions, please contact us at (715) 235-8076 or pillmansprogress*at* We hope to see you.

Because of Jesus,

Paul and Josie Pillman family

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Jessica's baking

Hauling up the pumpkin

Harvest Sun

Fall Decorations
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Saturday Work Day

We had a good hard day of work today in beautiful fall weather. We hauled up a 400 pound pumpkin, some squash and gourds and decorated around our fence. Jessica got some corn shocks from our neighbor's field and used them to decorate the lamp post. We removed our aging summer petunias and replaced them in the flower boxes with gourds and squash.

We did some inside cleaning of all 6 of our vehicles. After lunch, Jessica made baked doughnuts. Yum! She got some help from Matthew. We canned 7 quarts of ripe roma tomatoes and finished filling our basement room with wood for warmth in the winter. We heat completely with wood. We have bread and broccoli soup on the go and are expecting the Brown family of 8 for a light supper. Justo and David went to help Steve Olson hammer nails into a ceiling that is being repaired. Paul got his old Aspire running enough to get it to the top of the driveway to sell.

The leaves are beginning to turn. The temperature today got up to 70F. What a gorgeous day the Lord has given us! We hope to take a walk in the woods with the Browns.


So what is this blog about? Like the blog description says "The activities, adventures, prayer request, and pictures of a Wisconsin family of 8" Yes we are a family of 8. Paul and Josie (or Dad and Mom as they are generally referred to around this house!) have been married ever since September 1st, 1979. They were missionaries overseas for 8 years before moving back into the Midwest. Half of us kids were born in Ecuador, one in Texas, one in Minnesota, and the remaining in Wisconsin where we now live. We have spent the last 13+ years here in the Menomonie area. Right now Dad (Paul) is a Chaplain in three Nursing Homes, one in Menomonie, one in Mondovi, and one in Eau Claire. Mom (Josie) is the one who keeps the home fort organized, and running. She does most of the meals, keeps track of most of the schedules, and teaches the two kids still in school. Justo (currently 26) is an Industrial Engineer with an automation company north of Minneapolis. He has a heart for missions and desires to get back to Ecuador where he lived until he was about 9. Jessica (currently 24), the traveler of the family, is serving God as he leads. She is at home unless called elsewhere. She helps out at a Nursing home as a CNA when time permits. Lucas (currently 22) is in his last year of college. He is attending Patrick Henry College in Virginia, studying Government and Public Policy. David (currently 20) is the active one of the family. He is enlisted in the Marines, and is planning on serving until 2011. Peter (currently 16) is still in school. He enjoys playing piano and hunting. Matthew (currently 13) is of course still in school as well. He is diligent in his work, and enjoys getting outside. We enjoy music as a family, particularly the good old hymns. We love the opportunities we have to sing together as a family at a local Nursing Home and at special functions. Our ultimate purpose is to glorify the Lord in all that we say and do (Col. 3:17) This is a blog about our life, and with updates on our family. It is staffed by all the members of the family. Lucas and Peter have blogs as well so you can get their twist on life (if they are keeping up their blog!) Once again, Thank you for stopping by, and enjoy reading about our busy life.