We are home safely after our quick weekend trip to Jefferson City, Missouri. The drive went smoothly, and before going to the church, we dropped off our bags at a cabin someone graciously let us stay in. After getting to the driveway for the cabin, it was determined that Uriah wouldnâ€™t make it over the cattle guards, and since the family had offered to â€œferryâ€ (aka â€“ drive their vehicles down to the cabin) us and our luggage down to the cabin, we went for that option.
Set up went quite smoothly, especially since itâ€™s been several months since our last conference. It dawned on me Friday night that we have 7 weekend conferences right in a rowâ€”I knew our trip was 5 weeks and 16 stops (including Jefferson City), but I didnâ€™t realize that translated into 7 weekends 🙂 .
We had a delicious Mexican dinner provided for us before we started the conference Friday evening. Our music time went wellâ€”and we enjoyed sharing with those attending. Saturday went by quickly, and in between the sessions, we were each blessed by our conversations with other families. We found out that one family came all the way from Nebraska for the conferenceâ€”they drove farther than we did!
Little ones always brighten the day. One young boy asked me how many miles we were going on this next trip, and I told him that it would be eight thousand (!!). A few minutes later, he was talking to John, and this four-year-old informed him that we would be going a quarter of the way across the world 🙂 .
We were grateful for the â€œloading outâ€ help two families gave us, and we were on the road around 5 p.m., with a break outside of Columbia for dinner. Itâ€™s hard to believe Friday starts the beginning of the five week tripâ€”weâ€™re all excited and looking forward to what the Lord will do in these next weeks.
We would appreciate prayer as we prepare for the big trip! More pictures coming on that this week!
Only for Jesus,
Sarah for the rest