It just doesn't seem possible that our time at home with family and friends is over! Where did the time go?
We arrived back in MS this evening, after a long 2 days of driving! The trip went well, no real incidents other than Monty picking up a "rock" or something in the windshield of the truck that will now require it to be replaced. Insurance is a blessing in cases like this.
There are so many people to thank for the past days of refreshing and refueling. First of all we want to thank Pastor Dave at our home church, Vineyard. It was so incredibly awesome to see you again and to have you be such a fantastic part in the Celebration Service! As we have said in the past and will continue to say, we are blessed to have you as our Pastor but even more blessed to have you as our friend!
Another thanks goes to Jeff and Karin, along with congratulations on their wedding. For us to be a part of it was such an amazing blessing! We wish you both all the best and know that God brought you together and that ALL the roads of your lives brought you to where you are today---together in the Lord!
To all our Vineyard family -- where do we begin? I won't mention names as I would be here all night! You invited us into your homes and your lives and made us family again! You blessed us with your prayers and even more with your love and support! It is so true that without all of you we would not be able to fulfill the calling God has placed on our lives! We love "all y'all" and miss you already! The chance to be home with all of you is priceless! To our Small Group --- there just aren't words!!! To Ellen --- I MISS YOU SO MUCH!!!
To our local radio station, Spirit 95 and Denise especially, thank you for the interview, for coming to the Celebration Service and for being a great friend! We appreciate your support of our mission and everything you all do to spread the word of our Lord!
To all the churches in the GBCMA at home --- the Celebration Service was incredible and we are so thankful for your support! You gave us an opportunity to let everyone know more about what the Lord is doing down here and the opportunity to expand our family even more! Thanks for all the hard work you did, all the planning and all of the support! It means the world to us!
To our immediate families -- it was so great to see you again! I must admit that I really!!!! missed my parents and realize more and more each day the blessing they gave me when they brought me up in a Christian household! I miss you already but hold you in my heart!
To the staff at Trinity Broadcasting Network television station in Greenwood, thank you for inviting us to speak on your local program of Praise the Lord. It was a great way to keep the information out to the public and to let them know that this relief effort is a long way from over! Thank you for all of your programming that brings the love of the Lord to all people! Keep up the blessed work.
I could go on and on with the thank you notes but for the fear of missing someone I will leave it as it is! You all know who you are and just remember how much we love all of you!
We are back and ready to roll once again. Our team from Missouri just arrived and we will be meeting with them as soon as they grab something to eat. They are a skilled bunch of men who will be working on Dane's house all next week. We are so very blessed to come back and have a team just as anxious to get started as we are!
There are so many things getting ready to happen here on the coast and especially here in MS. Make sure you stay tuned and don't miss a thing! Faye and Mike have a new house in the making, it will be an incredible venture and Spirit filled all the way! Dane's house will show some real progress and there will be new people coming our way that we aren't even aware of yet! God is moving and getting ready to move even more! Buckle your seatbelts and get ready for the ride of your life!
Thanks for bearing with us while we were away from the blog. We apologize for the blank space but we just had to step away for awhile and get ourselves refueled! We did, it was awesome and we are back!
Until tomorrow ..... God bless all of you .... Susan and Monty