Today was a full day, as we shared in two different care homes, and then had supper with friends tonight. Since I don’t have time at the moment to do today justice, but I definitely captured it with my camera, I’ll leave you with a few pictures now, and then you can watch for a full post later.


At the first home
At the second home.
Tonight at dinner

“I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations” (Psalms 108:3).

We’re Here!

It is amazing how close we are to the Northwest Territories.
Welcome sign
Where we are parked
The Heritage Center, where the conference will be this weekend

Since we’re here early, you might wonder what we’re going to do? Well, tomorrow at 10 a.m. and at 3 p.m., we are scheduled to sing and share testimonies at two older folks’ homes here in town. We are looking forward to it!


”For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not” (2 Corinthians 8:12).

On our way to La Crete

A few quotes we’ve heard.

“All roads lead to La Crete.”

“You don’t pass La Crete.”

“I’m from La Crete.” (It seems almost everyone is from there!)

I took this picture as we went through a small town awhile ago. It is probably similar to a community center in the States.
This is not a snow-covered lake but rather just a field. We've seen tons of snow-covered fields today.
We're getting used to seeing bilingual signs: in English and in French.
Peace RiverÂ
It appears that the ice is breaking up a bit due to the bridge supports.

We are excited to arrive in La Crete late this afternoon!

Sarah for the rest

“By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened” (Job 37:10).


Slave Lake and Canadian Kindness

We have felt very welcome in all of the towns we’ve been in so far! Yesterday, in Slave Lake, the conference went great. The pastor at the church was very hospitable, and we were grateful for the use of the facility. We were able to park right next to the building, which made load-in easier. Our coordinators treated us to pizza and ice cream for dinner!

We’ve definitely experienced Canadian Hospitality! The family we stayed with over the weekend actually modified their shop door for us to be able to get in. It was not a small modification. We knew nothing about their work on the door until after we were there, plus they had added a 50 amp plug in the building–talk about thoughtfulness! They also provided us with amazing meals. Then, last night, instead of staying parked at the church, the coordinators found us a place we could stay at that had a plug in. It was a friend of their’s who owned a trucking and logging company! It was a wonderful place to stay, and it allowed our batteries to fully charge.


Dessert time
Setting up!
Jesse trucking books in.
The church

“Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality” (Romans 12:13).

Slave Lake, Alberta

It’s a sunny afternoon, here in Slave Lake. We are delighted to have arrived and see the sun! I guess we’re hitting the thawing season now, as there are large puddles on street corners. Since we’re parked next to a corner, we’ve observed many vehicles hitting the large puddles and a spray of dirty water washes onto their vehicle. We are also going to be in the minority, seeing as we didn’t bring any boots. 🙂

Practicing in the bus
Piles of snow along the side of the road.
Since they've had so much snow, there have been many accidents.Â
Slave Lake

Anna and Mary actually saw a MOOSE today as we drove! It was a very quick sighting, but it was definitely a Mama Moose! Amazing :-). Although we kept an eye out after that, we didn’t see any more.

We’re looking forward to the conference tonight, and then we’ll be heading to LaCrete tomorrow.

Sarah for the rest

“O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever” (Psalms 118:1).