Saturday, May 28, 2011

Ontario, Michigan, Minnesota and beyond...

Howdy folks,

Another quick note from our continuing journey down the road. We’ve now pointed ourselves West and are heading home. Unfortunately, some kind of glitch happened transferring some photos and we lost all our pictures of our time in Ontario in Canada. Well, all but this one....



Sam and Stella with some Guinea pigs. It’s ok though...most of the other ones were of us eating chicken wings. I’m sure you’ve seen enough of that.

Our time in Ontario was rich in friends and fun and music and stories. We were a part of Pitch and Praise, which is an annual youth camp/music festival. I (Chris) was the MC and a performer at the nightly “Acoustic Cafe” where we put together our old comedy troupe “Spidie-sense” for a 10 year reunion show. Here’s the little teaser video for the forthcoming series of short films from that performance (http://youtu.be/5oGh7H68HbU)



I also got to speak at the general session on Saturday morning, telling stories from our 20 years in YWAM to about 2000 youngins! Here’s a pic I harvested from twitter. That's me in the orange hoodie...



We also got to share at Stanley Park community church on Sunday morning. God has spoiled us with so many good friends. It has been nice to spend time remembering that.

Last Tuesday found us traveling back into the States and a surprise landing in St. Joseph, Michigan. My old and dear friend Paul took us in for a few nights and spoiled us rotten with great food and put us up at a lake house in the country.



We were able to share music and scripture at the midweek service at his church, the First Assembly of God in St. Joseph. And on Thursday, we drove to Minneapolis, stopping at Jesus People USA on the way for coffee and lunch with our friends Josh and Erica.



Now we are visiting family and anticipating our drive home. Oh yeah, we went to the largest mall in the country...so there’s that. Turns out, it’s a really big mall...



This is the point in our trip where we cease to have a for sure plan. I hear there are some big faces carved into a mountain a little ways west of here. So, we’ll see.

If you pray, please do so for our journey home. It’d be great if our car made it back and lasted for a while longer after we get there. We have wanted all along for this trip to be about relationships within our family and reconnecting with old friends. So far, this trip gets an “Exceeds Expectations” in all our books. We live grateful lives.

3 comments:

Beth said...

I'm gonna tag you in some FB pics I saw of you as a the special speaker!

Sustar said...

Should I have cried when I read that? Because I did.
Love you guys, thanks for leading the way.

Mark said...

Love and miss you guys!