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Let the Lower Lights Be Burning

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.

Let the Lower Lights Be Burning
Let the Lower Lights Be Burning
View from the top
View from the top
A picture from the top of the lighthouse.
A picture from the top of the lighthouse.
Mom and Dad
Mom and Dad
Mary and Anna
Mary and Anna
A family picture in front of the lighthouse.
A family picture in front of the lighthouse.

Sarah for the rest

Eight States in Thirteen Hours

We thought you would enjoy “traveling” with us today state sign by state sign. We were able to get a picture of each state “welcome” sign.

West Virginia
West Virginia
Pennsylvania
Maryland
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
New York
New York
Connecticut
Connecticut
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
New Hampshire (being dark made it hard to get the last 2 photos)
New Hampshire (being dark made it hard to get the last 2 photos)
Maine
Maine

We’re less than an hour out from Freeport.

Sarah for the rest

An Unusual Meeting

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 weren’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 didn’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 didn’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.

The family who had invited us to stay at their home, and we met at a rest stop!
The family who had invited us to stay at their home, and we met at a rest stop!

Sarah for the rest of the family

Still Driving

We are driving through heavy traffic this evening. We are now in Massachusetts, and we just came through a slow down.

It was interesting to watch the sea
It was interesting to watch the "sea" of vehicles part to allow the ambulance to go through.

Thank you for your prayers for our safety. We have had a couple of close calls today, but the Lord has protected, and it’s not even raining right now!

Serving Jesus,
Sarah

Charlottesville Report and Heading North

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.

John with a few helpers.
John with a few helpers.
Sarah and a friend.
Sarah and a friend.
Sisters
Sisters
Watching her little sister during a session.
Watching her little sister during a session.

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.

Working on the windshield wiper blade.
Working on the windshield wiper blade.

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 someone’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.

I saw this little girl showing her million-dollar bill tract to the little boy. Christopher gives some tracts out to the children after his Evangelism session, and I enjoy seeing the children walking around with their tracts.
I saw this little girl showing her million-dollar bill tract to the little boy. Christopher gives some tracts out to the children after his Evangelism session, and I enjoy seeing the children walking around with their tracts.
This mama had been looking at the book table, and I just had to get this photo. What a sweet baby!
A mommy and her little one
John talking with some people after the conference.
John talking with some people after the conference.

We’re headed north today—we’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.

We're definitely seeing signs of fall, and we're enjoying it!
We're starting to see signs of fall, and we're enjoying it. The fog was very pretty this morning as we drove out of Charlottesville.

Only for Jesus,
Sarah for the rest