We drove from Flint to southern Illinois Monday. In southern Indiana and Illinois the woods and grass are green and the Dogwoods are opened. Dogwoods always remind me of my home in Ohio. I always loved to go calling on spring days in the countryside in early May when the dogwoods were in blossom. This morning I was able to get a nice, little two-mile run. It rained last night and the world is fresh and cool.
We will drive the remaining six hundred forty miles to Big Sandy in east Texas today. I haven’t been to Texas in almost thirty years and I have never visited our Big Sandy Campus. I am looking forward to the conference. I will interview Mr. Gothard on Wednesday. On Friday I will speak twice, once to the young people and once to the parents. I consider this one of the greatest privileges of my life.
On Friday evening at the close of the conference our group of almost 50 who are going to Mexico will be commissioned for our missionary adventure. Then we will be off to the Dallas Training Center for three days before we leave for Mexico.
I am praying for alertness, safety, and the power of God to walk/drive in the Spirit today as we travel. I am also looking forward to seeing Missouri, Arkansas and east Texas in the spring. It always stirs my heart to think of what a country we share, rich in natural beauty and blessed by the hand of God. How I pray that none of those who come after me will ever forget him.
“Modest Motel” with free wifi