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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Yankee’s Traveling Update with Dr. Wally Morillo

Yankee’s Traveling Update
Ralph “Yankee” Arnold

Can you believe that we are celebrating our wedding anniversaries together? Wally and Jane Morillo are having their 53rd, and we are having our 60th. We began with me speaking to a men’s group on Tuesday evening, Awana awards program on Wednesday night, Christian Youth Ranch on Friday night and Morning and evening church services on Sunday. It is always great to speak and fellowship with someone you have known and loved for over 50 years. I have a lot of respect for Wally and Jane for carving out a ministry down here in the Valley.
Who would have ever thought that two over the hill Youth Ranch Directors could still do ranch?
Wally married Jane in 1967 as a graduate of Florida Bible College and went straight to Pharr, Texas. He started with a wife, a bible, and a dream. It is utterly amazing that he has built a youth program that has reached thousands through the bus, youth ranch, and camp ministries. Steady and faithful.

Jane is slowly healing from a recent fall that injured her shoulder. She would appreciate your continued prayers.
Wally has built a great church from scratch over 53 years ago and still takes kids to camp every year.

Well, it is Monday morning and Betty and I are headed up toward Fort Worth to see Charlie Bing.

I will be speaking at church for Mike and Nancy McFarlin (unknown) Contact:
Miles from Dallas: 65 miles East on Hwy 80.
                106 E. Glenlain Dr.
                Grand Saline, TX 75140

Phones:  903-571-8738 (Mike Cell)
Contact Yankee at:
Hoping to arrive in Denver by June 5th Friday night. 
1(720) 771-3130 Pastor Dan Dillinger for CBC get-together on Saturday morning-til noon June 6. (approx)
First Southern Baptist Church
10620 Washington St. 
Northglenn, CO 80233

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Yankee’s Traveling Updates
Betty and I stopped to see Lee and Irene Patton in San Antonio. Lee was a student at Florida Bible College and lived in the Arnold Dorm back in 1966-68. We graduated together, went into Summer Bible Camps with Cliff Taylor together, and then began our ministries God had for us for the next 52 years. We have maintained our close and highly valued friendship and fellowship over the years by encouraging each other in our walk with the Lord.
This was us today. Time has worn on us a little, but as they say,
the golden age is not for sissies. 
 But now my good buddy needs your prayers. Lee has faced cancer, heart attacks, surgeries, and strokes in the last few years which has taken its’ toll on his body. His last stroke in January of 2020, has left him struggling even to use a walker. He prays for Faith Bible Church (a church he started over 46 years ago) could find a good, godly, grace preacher with Florida Bible College clarity on the gospel that holds to a dispensational position with the scriptures. I was privileged to speak in both services this Sunday May 24th. About 2/3rd of his people have not returned due to the virus concerns.
Please pray and contact Pastor Patton at: 210-268-7162 or email: if interested or send your resume to:
Pastor Lee Patton
Faith Bible Church
423 Ashley Road
San Antonio, Texas, 78221
Lee and Irene are pictured with 4 of their 5 children. Left is Daniel, Frances, Betty Jean, and Paula on the right (Gilbert is not pictured).
We are now headed to Pharr, Texas (South near the Mexican border) to be with Wally and Jayne Morillo for a week.
We will then go through Austin, up to be with Charlie Bing near Fort Worth, and then over to speak for Mike McFarlin in East Texas on Wednesday night June 3rd.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Yankee and Betty goes "On the Road Again"

Yankee and Betty goes "On the Road Again"
June 8th, will be our '60th' Anniversary. Our plans next week, Lord willing, are to travel toward Houston area, south Texas to Wally Morillo in Pharr, Pastor Lee Patton in San Antonio, North to Denver to see Greg Stier, Rick Long and other CBC'ers, North through Wyoming, over toward Minnesota, down to speak at the Grace Conference at the Quentin Road Baptist Church near Chicago, and then only the Lord knows for sure before heading back to Tampa toward the end of July.
As we travel, we will be looking for two things: One is to meet people along the way to enjoy a cup of coffee (tea), meal at our expense, or just good fellowship. The second thing is to have a place to park our motor-home overnight in someone's church parking lot. A 30amp hook-up would be nice but not necessary. Please let me know as soon as possible. Cell is 706-255-5618; Email is: Timing must be flexible.  
“We Saw the Rainbow Thru the Rain”
Ralph “Yankee” Arnold ©
(June 8th 1960 - 2010    Our 50th Anniversary) 
(EDITED: June 8th 1960 - 2020    Our 60th Anniversary)
We saw the Light within the night,
To walk by faith and not by sight.
His promises were clear and plain,
We saw the Rainbow thru the rain.

Verse 1:
Sixty years has come and gone,
Since we said those words, “I do.”
Somehow, it don’t seems so long,
Because I knew you loved me too.

As I look back upon those years,
It’s clear to see a Trail of Tears.
But there were treasures that we’ve gained,
We saw the Rainbow thru the rain.

Verse 2:
To follow Christ was His command,
For sixty years it has come true.
When we beheld Salvation’s plan,
In us, He maketh all things new,

Now when our time on earth is passed,
And there’s no more for us to do.
All our work for Christ will last,
It’s been a joy to serve with you.

Do you want to hear Betty and me sing this song? Of course you do. 


The Assistant Pastor of Calvary Community Church of Tampa is Jesse Martinez. His wife, Kyla, is the church secretary. Jesse is also the choir director and youth director. He is a graduate from Florida Bible College of Tampa and a very talented individual. He will be accepting the reigns for the two months that I will be on the road. You may hear him preach on our live streaming service: