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   This Week...                    HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU, PART II                   1/20/19
                                                  Leonard Frank Sly
       Last week we told you about Roy Rogers and Dale Evans; about their lives and how they met and married. Now Dale was a believer in God when she married Roy, but he was not. The Bible does not support believers marrying unbelievers, but Dale only used the Bible for emergencies so she thought she was “off the hook”. She had met Jesus at age 10, but had not submitted to His Lordship.
       Shortly after they married, crisis arose. Roy's children were rejecting her as their new mom. On top of that, Republic Studios told her she could no longer star with Roy because they were married. Dale knew how to turn to God in a crisis but failed to carry through. When Dale shared her problems with her adult son, Tom, he suggested she go to church and bring the children with her, so she did.
       The sermon that Sunday was, "The House That Is Built On the Rock." The message spoke to Dale's heart as God began to draw her to Him. She returned home to find Roy gone on a hunting trip. That night while alone, the pressure built until she bowed her knee to God, confessed all of her sins, and submitted to His will. She told God she would give her life to Him the next time the church doors opened. The following Sunday, she met God at the altar, and rededicated her life to Christ.
       Roy noticed the difference in Dale and asked her what had happened. She told him about her renewed life in Christ. She knew he was not a believer but she didn't pressure him. Instead she and the children set an example. The household was soon filled with praying and hymn singing. The girls noticed that Roy didn't say grace, and Linda, age six, asked him, "Don't you know how to talk to God, Daddy?" Roy was the odd man out in his own family.
       One night at a home party for Roy's movie crew, some of the women noticed a change in Dale and asked her about it. She explained she now had new responsibilities in the Lord. Roy came in half way through the conversation and misunderstood. He thought she was complaining about the late night party. He told her bluntly, "If you have a problem, this is no place to talk about it!"
       She was hurt and later cried, and Roy felt guilty that he had stained their relationship. He had a lot to think about as he stood looking out the bedroom window. It occurred to him that his money may be gone one day and the fame of being a movie star wouldn't last forever. He wanted his kids to remember him for things that mattered. He said, “I want to be the daddy who took them to church on Sundays and helped them learn how to live a good Christian life.”

Angel Unaware
Entertainers Roy and Dale Evans Rogers were thrilled when their little daughter Robin
was born. But their excitement turned to concern when they were informed
that Robin was born with Down's Syndrome and advised to "put her away."
The Rogers ignored such talk and instead kept Robin, and she graced their home
for two and a half years. Though Robin's time on earth was short,
she changed her parents' lives and even made life better for other children
born with special needs in the years to come. Angel Unaware is Robin's account
of her life as she looks down from heaven. As she speaks to God
about the mission of love she just completed on earth, the reader sees
how she brought her parents closer to God
and encouraged them to help other children in need.

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        The next morning Roy announced, "If you are going to church, I’m going with you." Later in the service he was moved about the decision he needed to make. At the invitation, he turned to Dale and said, "Mama, I'm going down there.” At that point, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior.
       Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were featured in over a hundred movies and had the Roy Rogers Show on radio and television from 1951 to 1957. Roy was billed, "King of the Cowboys" and Dale, "Queen of the West." They had a loyal following of 1.75 million boys and girls registered in their fan club. They had over 360 types of Roy Rogers merchandise, and sold two million comic books and records. Roy was a big name business tycoon, who was second in sales only to Walt Disney.
       Roy and Dale had a daughter, Robin, born August 26, 1950. She was born very weak, with health problems including a congenital heart defect. Robin died two years later. After her death, Roy and Dale decided to adopt children rather than have any more. They touched many lives with their benevolence and kind Christian walk. (They wrote a book about the precious daughter they lost, called "Angel Unaware".
       Rogers died of congestive heart failure on July 6, 1998; he was 87. Evans died of congestive heart failure on February 7, 2001. She was 88.

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