Thursday, September 4, 2008

Chattanooga Trip

We just returned from a wonderful visit with Nana and Paw-paw (Daniel's parents) in Chattanooga, TN.  They hosted a dessert for us on Saturday night and we were able to share all about our mission to Costa Rica with friends and family.  On Sunday morning, Daniel taught at Eastwood Church (the church he interned with after high school) and shared about Costa Rica with the congregation there.  It was a blessing to be able to spend time with old friends and to meet new ones who are going to be partnering with us as we go.    
We had a lot of fun with the boys playing outside, swimming and visiting the aquarium with their cousins Lennon and Jaxson.  The following are a few pictures from our time with them.
                       
 

On Wednesday, we had an amazing time visiting Grace Calvary Chapel in Soddy Daisy, TN where Daniel taught and shared with the church body about our mission to Costa Rica.  We felt so at home here visiting with Kyle (missions pastor) and his wife, Amanda, as well as all of the loving people we met.  Every time we visit another Calvary Chapel we feel so at home and our time here was definitely a blessing!  Here are a few pictures of us at Grace Calvary Chapel with Kyle and Amanda.  
  


Lastly, one of the highlights of our trip was the entertainment we received every night by Thomas.  He loves playing the guitar and Nana had one at her house that was almost his size so he had a great time playing and singing for everyone who came to visit.  He played for hours--he definitely takes after his father's natural ability.  I am trying to attach a little video clip of him playing and singing for us one of the days we were there but it won't work right now so look for it to be posted soon.  I now know what we will get him for Christmas this year!!!  

Thanks to everyone for your continued prayers as we get ready to go!  We are excited about what the Lord continues to do in and through us as we follow His leading.     Zach. 4:6 "Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit." says the Lord Almighty.  




3 comments:

Mari Fontana said...

Awesome! And I love the picture of Jacob in the bucket...too cute!
I am still ignoring the fact that you are leaving...in my little world (happy place) all will remain the same...

david santos said...

Great!!!
Congratulations.
GOD is good.

Brent said...

God will, no doubt, use your gift of sharing the love of Christ with a beautifully delicate balance of truth and grace.

We are praying that many come to know Jesus through your ministry.