My name is David Sauls. I’m currently a level 3 resident residing at the House of Mercy with my wife, Candice, and our two beautiful daughters, Kayleigh and Kylee. In the time I have spent here I have learned that my Lord is, and has always, been there for me and my family. Having lived in the flesh in the past and believing lies, I can now replace those lies with the Spirit of truth because I now know my Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Now, my thoughts are correct, my emotions are balanced, and my actions are pleasing to God and to the people around me. I am grateful to have been given this opportunity to change my life. I am honored to mention the House of Mercy Enterprise because this HOME has been a blessing for my family and I. The director-Preston Crow, his wife-Trena, house mother-Tammy Becerra, house parent-Philip Wallum, and the other residents have been such a Godsend helping to guide my family and I during this time. “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.” – Colossians 3:15
Many Olney residents have inquired about the outcome of the recent conviction of Julius Orion Xavier Mullins. He was sentenced to 55 years for the murder of Manuela Allen that occurred in July 2019.
At last we are able to begin working with kids in summer conditioning programs, athletic camps, band, and academics. Students seem to be ready to return and the turnout has been good. Many students found summer leagues to participate in and we are thankful they are getting outside for fresh air and sunshine. The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) continues to post daily COVID-19 data at www.dshs.texas.gov/
Governor’s order restricts alcohol-serving establishments
Air Tractor president Jim Hirsch hands mask to Olney ISD Superintendent Dr. Greg Roach. Photo by Will Sadler
Air Tractor president Jim Hirsch hands mask to Hamilton Hospital CEO Mike Huff. Photo Submitted by Jim Hirsch
Air Tractor has made good use of its time during the COVID-19 crisis; the president, Jim Hirsch said they decided to give back to the community by producing and donating more than 1600 masks to the Olney ISD schools and Olney Hamilton Hospital.