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3 Strands Campaganza!

We went to Buena Vista this weekend with four other couples in our Sunday School class at church (Our Adult Congregation is called 3 Strands). We stayed in a very easy-access campground, complete with bathrooms and showers (for those cleaner than myself). Unfortunately, one family had TWO tents flood, and they went home after a nice pizza lunch at Pizza Works! They left after our first of two nights. Another family also left that evening. But, they stuck around with us until after we enjoyed the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs. We were grateful that Tim & I got to spend time with each of those families, though! So, from a Friday start of 12 people, we finished on Sunday with 5.

The hot springs were fun, but it was still pouring rain on us while we were there. I think everyone felt like a bit of a Debbie Downer, because it just didn't seem like things were going as planned. BUT I think it was excellent experience for Tim and I... I mean, watching these families try to change their kids' diapers on a wet tarp, or fixing someone's lunch up while the tent drips all over the plate, that's not fun. And, just having to be flexible is a huge part of the mission field. No matter where you are serving. Flexibility is always a challenge, I think, but it teaches us like Rich Mullins' song says, "Yeah, it's hard to be like Jesus."
Here are Emmy and Caleb, splashing away!

With a little patience, a peaceful naptime during the day, and an enjoyable friends, the rain (and enormous amounts of thunder and lighting) didn't seem to get to us. Of course, we are extremely thankful for our gear... it keeps us dry, warm, and happy:)
 This is a picture of our friend Tom, and his AWESOME dog Argish (sp?) He obeys Russian commands. Let's just say the thing Tim and I struggled with this weekend was a little bit of jealousy that we couldn't take him home with us.


Joy said…
sounds like you guys had a great experience this weekend! P.S. I LOVE the picture of the kids playing in the mud puddle :)
Thanks Joy!

Yeah, it was fun... just could have been better with less rain :)

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