On our way north on Monday, we enjoyed some beautiful scenery and the "just beginning to change" fall leaves - so beautiful. We crossed over the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia - what a sight! I had been to an event called "Bridge Day" here with my family back when I was a teenager. BASE jumpers parachute off the New River Gorge Bridge diving 876-feet into the New River Gorge below. Rapellers descend on ropes like caterpillars beneath the mighty bridge. We sat on lawn chairs on a sandbar by the river and watched the jumpers land - it was awesome! We're just a little too early to get in on Bridge Day this year - it's the 3rd weekend in October.
We shared our ministry at the Fairmont Bible Methodist Church on Tuesday night. Thank you to Pastor Powell and family for the delicious meal and to Pastor and people for the share support and love offering.
Thank you also to Dan and Becky Ellis and family for allowing us to stay in their home. We had so much fun and made tons of great memories! Here's a few photos - click to see the album.
On Wednesday night we shared our service with Pastor and Mrs. Mark Fultz and family and the congregation at the Cooperstown, PA Evangelistic Tabernacle. Our boys had fun with the Fultz boys and we all enjoyed getting to meet precious little Nevaeh! Thank you to pastor and people for the beautiful place to stay, delicious meals, share support and love offering.
Then last night we enjoyed sharing our ministry with Pastor and Mrs. Byron Gurnee and the Keepville, PA church. Thank you to pastor and people again for the beautiful accomodations, delicious meals, share support and love offering! It has been so wonderful to meet some new friends this week - thank you all for your support.
Our children had fun with the Gurnee kids, and didn't want to leave this morning!
As we sang this song last night at Keepville, the words rang in my heart like never before...."If Jesus Goes with Me I'll Go - Anywhere".
I've been "going" for quite awhile now. I haven't had a home for almost a year. My boys asked me the other day if we were ever going to have a home again! I assured them that we would, but sometimes you wonder....But for now I'm going, lots of places. I know it has an important purpose and it's a necessary part of our calling and I'm so thankful for how God's helping us and for how our support is coming in to make it possible for us to return to Mexico for another 3 year term.
But always going....it gets tiring and it challenges the endurance. But I can honestly say without reservation - that if Jesus goes with me, I'll go - anywhere. Be it Mexico or all over "these United States" - I'll go. But only if He goes with me!