Monday, March 10, 2008

Everything is coming up...daffodils

This morning we woke up to glorious blue skies. Jim opened his curtains to be greeted by a blossoming tree, and in front of the hotel was a beautiful garden full of daffodils…In Bloom. God is truly wonderful. We understand that you are all up to your thighs in snow….we are thinking of you and thanking God that we are here!

We attended church at White Stone Baptist Church in the town of White Stone, about 4 miles south of Kilmarnock. The small town church welcomed us and we shared a meal with them after the service.

In the afternoon, we went to the BEACH!...water as far as we could see. It’s where the Rappahonnock River and Chesapeake Bay come together Although a little windy (which still had a chill to it) some did take a walk along the public shoreline and I even dipped my feet in the water. The young people were also able to spend a couple of hours touring the Wal-Mart Superstore which is across the street from the hotel.

Our evening was dinner and a movie at Irvington Baptist Church where we shared a wonderful chili supper (the cilantro on top was a wonderful addition) and then watched Amazing Grace, a movie about Wilberforce and his crusade to abolish slavery. The southern hospitality was very generous.

We returned to hotel to gather for our community time which included getting out the hardhats and preparing them for work on the build site tomorrow. Thank your for your letter Ann & Murray Gordon.

Some of the words used to describe today: relaxing, adventurous, generous hospitality, signs of spring, Amazing Grace.

We talked about our construction goal of the week….we know that all there is on site is the cinderblock foundation which has been capped. We would love to be able to frame the walls, put up the trusses and maybe even get to putting on the roof. Wouldn’t that be amazing!

God is with us…we have been blessed.

1 comment:

Catherine said...

As one of the hardy few who made it out to church yesterday, please know that we were all glad to hear that you had arrived safely. You are all in our prayers, but could you bring some of that weather back with you?
Kate Chamberlain Attfield