Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Road Trip 2007

Good morning!

We are making final preparations for our road trip starting later this week.

We will be leaving Mexico this Thursday and staying in Yuma for a couple of days. It’s blackberry season here, so Friday morning we will be picking berries before Erica and the kids head off for the last Homeschool Park Day of the season. Friday evening is Recognition Night for our homeschool group – Home Educators of Yuma (HEY). For those of you not involved in homeschooling, it’s a combination of Awards Day and Graduation for homeschool families – a time to recognize our children’s accomplishments for the year, hand out family and group awards and honor those who have completed their course of study in the home.

Saturday morning, Erica is teaching at a ladies’ tea at Legacy Church in Yuma. The theme for the morning is “We are God’s Masterpiece.”

Later that day, we head to Phoenix to visit with the Bennetts and the folks at Freedom Gate Church where we will be dropping off Dave who has been interning with us these last three months. Then we are off to Flagstaff, AZ and a day or two at the Grand Canyon on the way to Memphis.

We will be traveling through New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas before arriving in Tennessee. We hope to break up the trip with stops at the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest as well as the Will Roger’s Cowboy Museum. Our plan is to arrive in Southaven, MS a week from this Friday for a conference at CityGate Church on Saturday morning.

We would ask you to pray for God’s protection all along the way and for clear direction and clear weather. Also, be praying for openings and opportunities to demonstrate His love along the way.

Thanks to all of you for your faithfulness in prayer. And to those of you in the Memphis area, we would love to have the chance to chat with you while we are in town so give us a call or drop us an email.