Friday, July 07, 2006
Faith & Freedom
Greetings from ol' Virginia! As you may have surmised from the lack of updates on this blog, we've been out of town. The 2006 Faith & Freedom Tour in Virginia has had us occupied for the last couple of weeks - and what a glorious couple of weeks it has been.
The early morning hours of June 26 (the 30th anniversary of Dad & Mom's wedding!) saw us hurridly packing the final items into the van and trailer, and heading east. Aside from some incredible rain in Pennsylvania, Maryland and the DC area, the trip was made without incident.
After a day or so of shopping, unpacking and final preparations, the 2006 Virginia Faith & Freedom Tour began on Wednesday, June 28. The week that followed was one of work, fun, and inspiration! As we walked through Virginia's famous battlefields, homes, cemeteries and towns, we not only learned of the people and events that took place, but were constantly reminded of the providential work of God in our history. What a rich and blessed legacy! May God grant that we might be worthy stewards of this inheritance!
Much could be said, and more will be elsewhere - or here later. Time gives me but a moment now to leave you with but a few pictures from this past week.
Josh again recorded and amplified all the lectures for the tour.
Jonathan with young Providence Phillips.
On the bus
Mr. Phillips lecturing in front of the Governor's Palace in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Our family with the guide who led us through the Governor's palace.
Josh & Brian
On Surrender Field in Yorktown, Virginia, we reenacted the surrender of Cornwallis to General Washington. Though, other pictures reveal that our "Red Coat" contingent had a hard time surprising their smiles as they surrendered! True patriots all!
Serving lunches at Scotchtown (Home of Patrick Henry)
Early morning food preparation (classy room, eh?)
Reenacting the patriot attack on Redoubt 10 on the Yorktown battlefield
On the banks of the Potomac at Mt. Vernon
Tour guide and historian Bill Potter
St. John's Church, Richmond, Virginia where we were treated to a stirring reenactment of the 2nd Virginia Convention.
Jessica, Josiah, Joanna, Jonathan, and Joseph in St. John's Church
Jonathan with General Washington
At the Iwo Jima monument
Changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, Arlington National Cemetary
Joanna & Josiah at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C.