Well, we’re back from Bayou LaBatre, AL. We’re tired, spent, but our hearts are full. Filled. After 48 hours, I’m ready to head back. We may at Thanksgiving or Christmas. Huge need.
I’ve posted some pics in a preliminary photo album. Will post more pics and maybe some video as it comes in from other team members. Most of the pics you’ll see here are more centered on our family and some of the sights. The work stuff will come later. Needless to say, I believe that a light has been lit in the hearts of most of the team that will hopefully translate into four or five teams heading down each year. If you want to go, let me know. You’ll be glad you did. As you click on the pics, there will be some small descriptions. I’ll try to blog through some stuff this week. I’ve journaled all week, so will throw some excerpts at you as well. Thanks for all of you who prayed for us. As Micki and I were reflecting, we think it was probably the smoothest trip we’ve ever taken. More to come, but 45 photos hopefully will be good for now.
Well, we’ve made is safely to Nashville. Found some wifi in a hallway at the Day’s Inn. Travel today went pretty well. Made it here in 9 hrs. Ate downtown at the Spaghetti Factory. Good stuff. It was John Fowler’s birthday, so we sang to him and he got some free treats. It’s been good to spend time getting to know people on the drive down. Kids seem to be doing pretty well. Getting them settled down now. Geremy’s gonna check some e-mail and then we’re hopefully off to sleepy time. Please pray for us as we continue to travel and for smooth sailing tomorrow as we meet our hosts in Bayou LaBatre.
This is probably my last post for awhile. Although I’m probably going to be bringing my iBook and camera. Our family will be joining 16 others from our church to help in a Katrina Relief trip to Bayou LaBatre, AL. All three of us. It’s a family missions trip. We’ll have third graders to retired school teachers in the group. We don’t really know each other that well, but we’re going to soon. Tomorrow is a concert of prayer and packing the vans. We’ll pull out our 15 passenger vans Saturday and be in Alabama Sunday. Please pray for us as we travel, for our group to gel, for supplies and work to make a difference, and for flexibility and a servants heart. And pray that as the leader of the trip I’ll mellow out and not be too tightly wound. Allow God to work. Mostly pray that Grace’s heart for people continues to grow.
Well, gotta finish doing the bills, pack, and get some details together. We’ll be sure to bring some pics and stories from the trip when we get back. Thanks in advance for your prayers.