Yesterday we were able to visit a lighthouse, and we enjoyed our time there. Over the last month or two, “Let the Lower Lights be Burning,” hymn has been a favorite of the family. The lighthouse was also a museum, and on the lower level, there was an older family room, which included an organ, and there was the hymn history of that song.
We were about to exit for a quick rest stop, and one of my sisters asked me if she needed her hair fixed (after resting this afternoon). I said that no, it was okay, and anyway, we werenâ€™t going to see anyone we know. Upon coming out of the very busy rest stop, a family hurried after us. Come to find out, this was a family who had e-mailed us a few weeks ago and had invited us to stop by their home in Maine as we passed through. We didnâ€™t have time, so we had had to decline the kind offer. About an hour before our stop, a fifteen-passenger van had passed us, and the parents waved at us, and seemed like they knew us. They took the next rest area, but we didnâ€™t. We were shocked when we both ended up at the same stop about an hour later, and to find this was the family who had invited us to stay at their home! What a blessing to spend a few minutes chatting with the family.
Yesterday completed our fourth, out of seven, weekend conference. Each one has its own special characteristics and uniqueness.
We arrived safely in Charlottesville early Friday afternoon. The coordinators provided dinner for us before hand, which was delicious. After Dad opened the evening with prayer, he began with asking how many families had driven over an hour, and about 50% of those there raised their hands. He progressively went up and was at 5 hours, and still two families had driven at least that far.
Saturday morning we planned to arrive at the church around 8, but we found a slight issue with our windshield wipers after we began driving.
So we stopped briefly, took care of it, and were on our way. When we came to the church, we were all surprised that it was locked! Our coordinator made a quick trip to someoneâ€™s house to pick up the key, and we did a whirlwind 15-minute set up in each of the four rooms 🙂 .
A mom provided lunch for us, and had it all set up when the lunch break came, and that was a blessing. We can talk as a family for quite awhile after a conference, sharing the different conversations we had with others. Our hearts are overwhelmed by the working of our Lord Jesus in the lives of those attending.
Weâ€™re headed north todayâ€”weâ€™ll be stopping for the night in Freeport, Maine, which is about a 700 mile drive. We will likely be driving through rain most of the day, although Hurricane Kyle will not directly hit where we’ll be tonight. There will be wind and rain, and the rain adds an interesting dimension to being in the bus, since we have leaks 🙂 . Dad refers to Uriah as a metal tent. This has become even more real now that it leaks–truly, a metal tent complete with leaks. We’ll be driving to Prince Edward Island tomorrow.
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