Our February Prayer Letter is now available at MAF’s website at http://www.maf.org/document.doc?id=2952 . This letter includes an update on our support-raising, a story from my colleague in Papua New Guinea, and details on how to learn how to do Bible Storytelling and Discussion. Thanks to all who hosted us and prayed for us on our long road trip East. It was a success in so many ways. We loved getting to visit with you. You made us feel special and that our efforts in ministry were important and appreciated. You made our travel easy and God kept everything pretty smooth.
We love you all,
After a very hard day of driving through floods and storms, we arrived after 15 hours of driving in Logan, UT. There are very few people who you can call and say can we arrive after midnight and crash at your house. One of those are our long-time friends the Michaels. We were close friends with Sean and Delores as young families in Blacksburg, VA. The Michaels are as outdoorsy as you get. Sean and I led a high school youth group and one of our crazy projects was building a tepee. But Sean couldn’t have it just be any old tepee. No, it had to have a pit below it with an underground entrance and sleeping chambers radiating out from the pit underground.
After our lunch stop in Austin, TX, we continued south to San Antonio, TX. There we toured the Alamo. Very cool to be at this historic site.
We then drove on to our friends the Frys. Wow, have all their kids grown up. They put on a splendid dinner for us and had over several families from their church to hear our presentation. Then they gave up their beds for several of us and made a wonderful breakfast for us to take on the road with us.
Unfortunately the Spurs were on a road trip.
This began a 2-day sprint across TX, AZ, and NM, until we reached CA.
After Georgia we took off and drove through the night to spend the night in Mississippi. We got up the next morning and drove to Mesquite, TX (near Dallas). That evening we stayed with our relatives, Uncle Eric (Dad’s brother) & Aunt Ashley. It was great to see our little cousins, Josh (5) and Emma (2). Emma was talking a lot more since we last saw her and you’d think she was 3 or 4! I love them both so much.
Whose the biggest kid?
The kids piled up leaves and slid down the playhouse slide into them. We roasted marshmallows, and of course incinerated a few. Daniel had s’mores ALL over his face. Time to get out the wet wipes!
All the Ward cousins this summer in Spokane
Aunt Ashley picked up donuts for breakfast, which was delicious! I have a special spot in my heart for pastries <grin>. After donuts, we hit the road to Austin.