And most days you can't see the floor in our van...what with toys, torn pieces of paper, empty water bottles, cosmetic bags, etc.....but Deputation is going good and for that we are thankful! =) I'm quite SURE it's Your prayers that are helping things go smoothly.
~On Deputation 2009 we met the dear Woodard family. We were glad that it worked out for us to go back to their church and home again this deputation.~
Here we are having family devotions. We were so HAPPY to find out that Jesus is sending them a baby in October! =) ~
Mrs. Nicki. Mary and I went to a thrift store that I used to shop at when I was home for the summer from GBS. You see my Daddy pastored in Oelrichs, SD, and Rapid City (75 miles one way!!!) was the CLOSEST WALMART around....So that is where Daddy, Moma, and I went to do our once-a-month shopping!
So, it was fun getting to shop at the "Boy's Club" thrift store that I shopped at back in '92, '93, and '94. It's the thrift store from which I got a lot of my items for my hope chest. (Sorry, the pics of our ladies' time out, are on my camera.)~
AND PLEASE NOTICE MY ADORABLE PURSE I'M CARRYING. IT WAS MADE BY MY FRIEND BRITTANY!!! You can go here to buy one!! =)
You can click on picture to enlarge!
[How did you like that, Brittany? While on this deputation, I'm doing FREE advertisement for you, E.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e. I go... by carrying my purse. =]
I get comments and complements on it all the time!~
So, on Tuesday when we left the Woodards house, I got directions and Phillip took our family to eat some ice cream from Armadillos, before we left town. ~
They had these fun 3 wheeled bikes to rent---$3.50 for a half hour!
However, since there were no other kids there at KOA that night, they let our kids use them for several hours, instead of just the normal "half an hour!" =) ~
So, we scrambled out of our beds, and in the midst of drizzling rain, and LIGHTNING we hurriedly grabbed kids, sleeping bags, lawn chairs, tents, etc. and THREW them in the van!
Since we were UNDER a TREE, I was PRAYING that Jesus would HELP US...each time I saw lightning Flash!! I'm NOT the bravest person when it comes to Lightning!
We got everything SHOVED into the van and then it started POURING!!!
We then drove through a BIG STORM, HAIL AND ALL, and that is when we ate breakfast at Cracker Barrel, and discovered that our camera was lying on the side of the SOGGY road that ran next to our campground back there in Mitchell.
We are VERY THANKFUL that we got to camp out, that Jesus helped us get our things put in the van before it really POURED the rain, and that we didn't get struck with lightning...not to mention how THANKFUL we are that Jesus helped our camera to be found! =)
I don't think we'll ever forget that camping trip. But, we had a lot of FUN and made memories that won't Quit!!! Phillip, Kimberly, and I were being goofy and howling laughing while we scrambled to put everything inside our van in the RAIN, thunder and LIGHTNING!!!
~Our Cracker Barrel breakfast after our Unforgettable night of camping!~