It was a team effort, requiring all nine of us, to be able to finish all the details of leaving. As Anna mentioned, it seemed we were forgetting things, but we hope not. If we did, oh well. We’re on our way, and we’re not turning back.
So, what’s a departure morning like?
- It was normal wake up time, before 5 for half the family, and 5:15 for the rest.
- Then, individual time in God’s Word — a very special part of our morning.
- Anna made pancakes for breakfast, and others hurried around, carrying their belongings out to the bus or finishing up other details.
- Last minute loading was done, such as instruments and other items.
- The departure time was tentatively set for 9, but we had no huge deadline, except for wanting to be past St. Louis before rush hour.
- John did some maintenance on the bus, and then he had a quick 8:30 business appointment.
- Joseph and Jesse did the rest of the bus loading.
- After all the essentials were done for some people,Â there was time for extras such as washing a car and cleaning!
- Finally, around 10:30, we prayed and just as we were pulling out, someone realized they had forgotten their pillows, so they hurried back in.
- We were expecting a package to come via UPS, and we were going to try to meet the UPS man, but it didn’t seem to work out, until we drove by Wal-Mart and saw his truck. Long story short (it ended up not to be our driver we saw, but he came shortly thereafter), we were able to meet him and get the package needed. It might seem insignificant, but we DO need shopping bags at the conferences. You can’t send people away from the book tables with books and no bag!
We would be so grateful for your prayers as we travel about 1500 miles to Edison, New Jersey over the next two days. This trip will involve a lot of driving 🙂 — a total of 5000 miles.
We’ll be keeping ya’ll updated!
“For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways” (Psalms 91:11).