Monday, June 29, 2009

Drive - Set Sail - Drive - Delay...

Hello for HOT Nebraska. David is happy to be in the state of his birth, he's a cornhusker :) It has been a couple of weeks since I have been able to post on my blog, I will attemp to give a brief update. On June 13 we left Lafayette for Des Moines, IA where we presented Peru in Floris, IA (it was a great but brief time) and spent the week with David's brother Jeff and his family. Ben and Rebekah enjoyed taking a module at FBBC. This was a week long course on Personal Evangelism. The credits they received will apply to their freshman year! They lived in the dorms and generally experienced college life. They both enjoyed it. Abigail celebrated her 13th birthday while we were there and I celebrated my ____ birthday :)

From there we headed toward Denver to visit our last supporting church. We were with them for a week helping with their VBS and giving the missionary emphasis each day. It was a blast! The theme was Set Sail Spread the Good News. We did some sightseeing (awesome creation) and immensly enjoyed seeing my brother Blaine and his family for one very short afternoon.

At the end of the week we began our trek back to Indiana. We stopped in Nebraska to visit Phil and Joyce Tilson. Phil and David were roommates all four years of college and each others best man. We are good friends. Phil is the director of Whispering Cedars Baptist Camp here in NE. Sunday morning when David started the van he put his foot on the brake and the pedal went all the way to the floor, uuhh oohh. We took a different vehicle to church! Long story short, the brake line is broken and there are NO parts in Iowa, Nebraska or South Dakota!! The part has been ordered from Detroit and should arrive tomorrow afternoon. The Ford dealer is 30 minutes away so once David gets back with the part, gets it installed and working we will load up and head to Des Moines. We had hoped to spend all day Tuesday with them so we can say good bye to David Uncle Rick and Aunt Phyllis, cousins and Grandma. Now we will have to fly through. We want to get home by Wednesday. I am anxious to get home, we have been gone long enough!

Well, that is the scoop. When I get home I will eventually post some pictures from our trip. Next Monday is our 18th wedding anniversary! We will spend the day driving to Cleveland for the BMM annual conference. How romantic :( We are looking forward to the time with Mom and Dad Stilwell, Jon and Julie and family and MANY of our fellow Peru missionaries!!

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