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On the Road – Week One Update!

SEVENS trip 003Continuing from where Benny left off…Wednesday was our update visit at Westlink c of C, the home of our last church youth ministry job. Westlink has been good to us over the years and we’re so glad to still be partnering with them. It was nice to have dinner with old friends, update them on our work in Boulder, and have ice cream with Alyssa and Melissa afterward. We stayed with one of our best friends, Trevor Cox, for a few days. We were sad Brittany and Owen weren’t there, but we’ll get to see them at the end of the trip.

On Friday we stopped in Edmond, OK, to see our intern Brad. Then it was on to North Richland Hills to stay with our friends Jason and Cori Brown. On Saturday, the Legacy church of Christ had a give away day. It was HUGE! Cori and I arrived at the church around 6:30 a.m. and there were already a few hundred people in a line that snaked around the building. Here’s a picture I snapped of the gym before the doors opened. This was where most of the clothing was kept.

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There were classrooms off the gym that held housewares, bedding, baby items, a shoe department, toys, food, and more. There was also a hot dog/donuts & coffee tent outside that served free refreshments to the crowd that gathered. A total of 3, 228 people (571 families) were served. What a  gift to those in need. 🙂

Sunday morning, Benny spoke to some of the adult classes about SEVENS, and after church Jason took us out for lunch. I’m not a big BBQ fan, but the Red Barn BBQ was AWESOME! We had a lazy afternoon hanging out with the Browns, then headed back up to the church for an area wide youth gathering in the evening. There were a bunch of Zenith kids there, and a few of our youth ministry friends. Afterward, a big group of us went to enjoy some pizza at The Original Joe’s Pasta N Pizza in Colleyville. The owners, Lee & Emma, are my friends on Facebook. They generously offered to donate a portion of their profits from ALL DAY Sunday AND this coming Wednesday, to SEVENS. THANK YOU LEE & EMMA!!! The day ended with Max and Zoe spending the night with our friends Jonathan and Rachel Moore, and the rest of us settled in at Chris and Lydia Robey’s house. It’s been a big blessing getting to stay with good friends on this trip!

Yesterday we had lunch at John and Jan Knox’s home. John is the preacher at the Granbury c of C, and my co-Head Counselor at Zenith. It was nice visiting and scheming about next summer. Pete woke up with a fever during the night, so he and I have had yet another lazy day lying around the house. Benny and Chris took the other kids to Ft. Worth for a youth minister’s lunch/meeting. Now we’re about to have company over for supper, so I’d better get off the computer.

I know this was long, so thanks for reading to the end. I’ll try to post every few days so the posts will be shorter. Thank you for your continued prayers for our travels! We love and appreciate all of you!



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