Easter 2005

He is Risen – He is Risen Indeed! We worshiped with our Sower Family today at the First Baptist Church of Bonifay. We were all missing being with our own families on this Resurrection Sunday, so it was good to be with the folks that we’ve come to love over the last few weeks. Our project here has officially ended, but Gary is trying get the porch just a little more finished before we head out, so he’ll be working the first few days of this week too. We’ll get packed up and be heading north-west by Wednesday.
Our big excitement here (other than getting that porch done) has been a couple of tornado watches/warnings that have new meaning now that we’re living in an RV! The weather was pretty wild yesterday – over three inches of rain – and the tornado watches had us enjoying time in the dining hall! There is another group of volunteers here (MAPS RVolunteers from the Assembly of God Church) that have been on this project for most of the winter. While our projects don’t overlap, it has been great to get to know them and spend some of our down time with them. We’ve enjoyed couple of ice cream socials, Gary made his famous Caesar Salad, we went to a piano concert in Dothan that was excellent (and free!), and checked out a couple of local buffets. Plus we’ve played lots of cards! It’s been a great project and we’ve been blessed to be here. Here’s our official picture…..

From here we head to Harriet, Arkansas where we’ll be working at the Shepard of the Ozarks Retreat Center. There is just one other couple on the project – more new friends! While we’ve been here at Teen Challenge we’ve enjoyed a great wireless internet connection (which is a good thing since our phone connection (and usual internet access) has been pretty sketchy). I don’t know what we’ll find in the Ozark Mountains (in any regard, let alone in the world of internet connectivity!), but I’m sure we’ll find someway to stay in touch.
And this trip we finally cross the MISSISSIPPI!!! Westward HO!
PS – Check out the new grandbaby pictures over on the family page!