Week #2: Some Unposted Pictures

As we continue on with our series of unposted pictures, I first want to reflect on what the Lord did during that second week.

Life had been so full and busy those last few weeks before we left, that we still had more preparations to do on our new sessions, which we were giving at The Christ-Led Family Conference. We needed the Lord’s strength even more, and we felt it! This was the younger five’s first time giving sessions, and they did an incredible job. The Lord’s hand of blessing was very evident! We had the privilege of ministering at a Sunday evening service through music, testimony, and Dad preaching.

We saw the Lord clearly at work as Dad sought Him for where to go next. Flagstaff had been rescheduled due to a winter storm, with tons of rain predicted for Arizona and California. It seemed anywhere we’d go we’d be met with lots of rain. The Lord allowed us a special time at the Joshua Tree National Park, with a brief hike before a rain storm. We had our first real night of camping; it seemed we were out in the middle of nowhere, with no cell phone and Internet access. It was a special time together as a family. The next day, we had plans to hike, but those were changed when we had a part that was broken on the water pump. It was a little disappointing, but as we drove back to “civilization,” we had a request from someone who wondered if we could do a Wednesday evening church service (this was Tuesday). We could see why the Lord brought us back; we were thrilled for another opportunity to share!


John turned 19 on the trip... I started a tradition last year of getting the little mini candy bars and making the person's age out of the candy.
John had ice cream sandwiches for his "on the road" birthday celebration. His real family party will be this weekend!
Laundry is a challenge to juggle on the road. But, we've found it works well to use a laundromat: we can have all of our loads going at once, so laundry can be accomplished in about two hours!
Doing school in the bus!
Those beautiful, rich blue skies and towering palm trees were a treat in Arizona.

Talking to a little boy.
One of my "jobs" is to make up signs at each conference, directing where people are to go for each session.
It was a gorgeous day in Tucson that Saturday, so many people ate outside.
Mom giving a session.
Mary talking.
This man shared with Dad that he got rid of his TV after the weekend conference!
We write postcards back to our dear friends at the nursing home. Each Sunday we do them!
Here's our new furniture up front. You can click into the picture to see a bigger view. The seats were very comfortable, and we had plenty of space!
Starting out for our hike at Joshua Tree.
Does it look like that rock is leaning?
Joseph, a great photographer
My Sisters

“I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye” (Psalms 32:8).

3 thoughts on “Week #2: Some Unposted Pictures”

  1. I just wanted to say that I love the pictures. I would like to know what camera you use. They are so clear! I really enjoy the picture of the inside of the bus. We own a travel trailer and love camping, so of course I love to see interiors of RVs. Your postings are always a treat for the eyes and soul.
    Glad you’re enjoying them! The camera I use is a Nikon D200, but the lenses are an important part too! πŸ™‚ My favorite lens is the 1.4 50mm… Sarah

  2. Thanks for sharing these pictures – – they are all great! ~ Something I’ve been wondering (might sound silly) is about you all traveling “sideways” – – those of you sitting on the nice long seats facing inward – – does it bother any of you to ride that way? I was just curious, since I get “carsick” quite easily, and always must ride in the front seat of the car and look straight ahead! ~ I know you all are thankful to have Uriah – – such a wonderful way for your family to travel as you minister to others.
    Blessings, Patti M. πŸ™‚
    — Good question! Most of us do fine, except for one who has to work more on looking out. Sarah

  3. I’m curious to know if those beautiful new sofas had to be custom-ordered or if that’s just easily acquired from, I don’t know, a bus supply company? They are lovely and look so comfortable, and I love the throw pillows! Can I come along on your next trip? Ha ha!

    I hope you have kept before and after photos along the bus remodel journey. It is amazing the amount of work you have done to it — it’s lovely!
    We ordered the furniture from an RV supply place; they are not custom ordered. They were comfortable, and since we had ordered them without trying them out, it was a blessing they were comfy! The pillows worked out nicely too; those came from JcPenney. Sarah

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