Thursday, November 29, 2007
As Mom mentioned, most of us have been out in New England for the last week or so for Vision Forum's Faith and Freedom Tour. As of 4:09am yesterday, we are back home safe and sound!
We survived the snow, ice, rain, travel, bus rides, food preparation, late nights, early mornings, wind, and cold... and not only survived, but enjoyed every second of it! Praise the Lord for His many blessings! What a privilege it has been to attend (and work on) these tours for the last 10 years.
As you may know, our responsibility on the tour is to make sure that the 150+ attendees are fed lunch during the week. Usually by the end of the week, the secret as to when and where we are preparing these lunches manages to leak out and we often get a few extra volunteers stopping by to help (as pictured above). Thanks, guys!
Oh, and the buses! Can't forget to mention them! We had a couple of the same drivers as we've had in the past and enjoyed their service again. For those of you who've been with us before - they were a couple of the good drivers that we got again, not the ones that got us lost and sick...
The tour group was made up of almost entirely first-timers, this year. But there were also a few families that returned!
And, as usual, the 3rd floor lobby was a popular place to be during the evenings!
Although this was our 11th tour in 10 years, we did still manage to come home with a bunch of pictures, stories, and - yes - inspiration. We came home with yet more stories that illustrate the providence of God, more heroes to emulate, more respect for our pilgrim and patriot forebears, more for which to give thanks, more excitement about what God is doing today, and more zeal to stay the course and carry on the work of the Kingdom! Praise the Lord for His faithfulness! I don't have time right now to post a bunch of pictures and stories from the week here, but click here to view an album of about 90 of our pictures from the week!