Sunday, February 14, 2010
We have been having a great time of fellowship and sharing. We started with Abbie Gagnon in Pittsburgh, PA. She is a friend of mine (Meg) from high school. She watched Tim so that we could go on a date :) We went to see the play A Midsummer's Night Dream at a local theater.
Next we went to Terre Haute, IN to see Phil and Kara Gormong. It was very precious to have time with these dear friends. We went to their church's prayer meeting and were blessed by the time with them.
From there we went north to Kendallville, IN to join Jeff and Andrea Wolheter. Tim loved the time he had with their children, Wesley (5), Ethan (3) and Elizabeth (2). He worked on sharing and enjoyed having playmates. Jeff is the pastor at Bridgeway Community Church in Kendallville. This church is very missional. They are reaching into their community to reach the unchurched and praying and sending missionaries around the world.
We headed south (which is excellent as far as I am concerned as long as it keeps getting warmer). We stopped by WGN headquarters in Marion, IN and continued on to Wilmore, KY. We are sharing at the Asbury WGM student involvement center Sunday evening. While in Wilmore we have connected with SO many friends. We got time to fellowship with Billy and Joanna Coppedge who we will be serving with in Arua, Uganda. We saw friends from our Asbury days and met with some students still attending at Asbury. Finally we met with many of the connections we have from Wesley Biblical Seminary who have moved to Wilmore to continue their education.
God has been so good to bless us and our time traveling. Tim has been great in the car and has been a trooper visiting with people during nap time.
If you think of us will you pray for our time in Florida? We will be meeting with two small groups and we pray that individuals will feel called to become a part of what God is doing in Uganda. And also, on this visit we will see all my grandparents for (probably) the last time before we leave the US. This will be a very bittersweet visit. Many of my extended family are struggling with the idea of mission work and do not understand why we would choose to go. Would you pray for us and for them during our time?