Thursday, March 1, 2012
After a mostly uneventful two-day trip we finally made it to Mustang, Oklahoma to our home church. We were able to leave Carson, MS at our scheduled time and encountered a rain storm not even 5 minutes after leaving, so we left right on time! It would not have been fun to try to pull the fifth wheel out while it was raining. We stayed the night in Kilgore, TX at a campsite and then we were able to get going early the next morning. We thought we would bypass the Dallas traffic by going around Dallas, but I don't think we bypassed any traffic! It was stop and go, changing speed limits, going through towns, the whole way. But we did make it! We will be home for about a month, depending on where we're going next and when they're ready for us to come. Next week is our Missions Conference and we're pretty excited! Missions Conferences are when a church decides how much they want to be blessed that year. Missions is the life of a church, you can't grow if you're not reaching souls and Missions is the way we can reach people around the world. Our church was also able to buy a brand new baby grand digital piano and I (Laura) was blessed enough to be the first to play it. When we left in December the church started a campaign to raise money for a new piano and it was really exciting to see the campaign finished by the time we got back. What a great testimony to the church for their faithfulness and desire to see the church improve! It looks great on the podium and sounds even better. Please continue to pray for Caleb's knee. We're pretty sure he only sprained it since it didn't swell very badly and it only hurts if he's on it for too long. But it is still giving him problems, probably because he can't seem to stay off of it for very long. Both of us have a lot of doctor appointments, we are definitely getting old! When we left Carson, MS all of the framing in the second half of the building was done with sheet rock on most of them, including insulation. There is a second floor for storage and heat and air. All of the electrical in the second half is done. All of the plumbing is in the walls. Two families are staying behind to get some more work done, the goal is to have all of the sheet rock and walls done, including mudding and taping. This would just leave flooring and finishing to be done by the church. We were also able to help with some demolition on camp buildings. We will let you know where we're going next as soon as we find out!
Posted by Thoughts From Me at 10:27 PM