Saturday, July 21, 2007

"American Dreams"

Yes, once again this evening the skies are black, the lightning bolts are the only light and the thunder is rolling! Seems like an everyday occurance anymore. Today it's hitting a bit later than usual.

We were up early this morning saying goodbye to our team from New Mexico. When we arrived at the church they were already deep into the cleaning process! Walking up and seeing kids with brooms, mops, cleaning supplies and bags of laundry was awesome! No one was complaining, the only negative words were from those who didn't want to go home! This group was truly amazing and such a blessing for us. And then when I stop and realize that most of these kids did not know each other before coming, they are from churches all over the state, it's even more of a God thing! We were sad to see them go and pray they will come back soon and continue to bless not only the community but also us!

Our team from Alabama left last night. They only had a 6 hour drive and were looking forward to their families, their own beds and a good shower! We also hope we will be seeing more of them.

Monty and I took the day and got some errands done. We spent quite a bit of time downtown and managed to get alot accomplished! That's always a good feeling.

This evening we had quite the surprise. I don't know how many of you remember the television show that aired about 3 years ago called American Dreams? It was set back in the late 50s and early 60s, my time of childhood. Anyway, if you do remember you will also remember the blonde who played Meg (Brittany Snow). While Monty and I were having dinner this evening at the local mall food court we looked up at the table next to us and there she was --- MEG! We both knew it had to be her, even with her hair up under the hat she was wearing. We waited until we were finished and I just had to find out for certain that it was her. I went up and excused myself and then asked her. A big smile came over her face when she said yes, it was her! She smiled even wider when I told her I was sad when the show came to an end. She was visiting the city and planned on going to the east side to see the devastation while here. It was a high point in my day to see a celebrity who was so warm and welcoming and thanked me for talking with her!

On a not so light note; we have a couple of personal prayer requests. Next week Monty's sister will be undergoing back surgery on her low back and his uncle will be having some pretty extensive testing done. We would really appreciate prayers for the entire family but especially for Shelley and Larry. We thank you as we know God is a God of healing and also a God who never leaves us.

Don't forget to thank God for all your blessings and sing out those praises to Him in church tomorrow.

Until then . . . Susan and Monty

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