We were excited to set off for another evening at the little church in Gypsum, Kansas. This trip was different from the last time we were there in December for a few reasons: the weather was fifty degrees warmer, Nathan and Melanie werenâ€™t with us because of Abigail, and neither were Grandad and Grandma because Grandad was in the hospital. Before we left town, the children played/sang several songs for our nursing-home church Sunday morning. Our dear friends were thrilled!
The children played/sang for our dear friends Sunday morning.Â
The Gypsum church provided a wonderful BBQ for everyone before the service. Several men barbecued, and some of the ladies and children worked on the rest of the preparations inside. We were blessed by the kind provisions.
The pastor and his sons helped us carry all of the equipment inside.
A Sweet Helper
We began the service with about an hour of music, interspersed with testimonies from each of us. Our desire is not to entertain but to edify and lift up the Lord Jesus. Dad shared from Godâ€™s Word during the next portion, and he gave a very challenging message. After that, the children closed with a new â€œmedleyâ€ on which theyâ€™ve been working.
Joseph, Dad, and Anna
We were on the road a little before ten, and we had a good family time chatting about the evening for a while. Then most of the family decided to sleep, but Mom kept Dad awake talking since they had both had naps in the bus while the rest of us did the set up. We pulled into the driveway around 1:00 a.m.
Great news: Grandad was released from the hospital last night :-)!