Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Louisville -- Day One

We made it to Louisville for the Good Sam Club RV Rally. It's the largest rally of its kind and today was the "early bird" day. It was great to finally meet some of the folks we have been talking with only by phone. They took care of getting us the hotel room and then getting us registered. We are now "official" with name tags and a parking pass!

We didn't have much time to do anything else but we did get a quick stroll through the building housing the most amazing RVs ever -- the ones you drive! Some of them are longer than our house!

There is so much to see and tomorrow is a very busy day for us. It is the opening day and we are to be in attendance for the opening tour of the grounds. From there we have appetizers and then dinner and then the awards ceremony. They had asked if we had any videos of disaster work and we provided them with two. They will review them in the morning and we'll see what they think. The entertainment to close out the evening is comedian Bob Newhart. Both Monty's parents and my parents are making the drive down here and we are so thankful that they will share this moment of honor with us. We are humbled by this award and pray everyone here will see the blessings that come from volunteering and how we are rebuilding lives by rebuilding homes! Publicity can be a good thing to keep awareness levels high but it's something we have never sought out. This entire mission we are on is NOT about us but about the Lord and letting him work through us and all the volunteers we work with! Pray that is the end result!

We did get a phone call from Texas as we were driving. Ben, the camp manager at the Presbyterian camp is back to volunteer again! It was so good to hear from him and it made me miss seeing him and his smile!

I also talked with our UMCOR supervisors in Texas yesterday. They tell me work has resumed at Rosaland's house and she should be done very soon. Ms Joyce is done -- except for Ben taking her special prayer bench and planning on rebuilding it for her --- which will be a dream come true for her!

We thank you for your continued support and please pray that we are able to reach the multitudes while we are here -- with the blessings of God that will touch their hearts and move them to reach out and help others in their time of need!

Until next time . . . blessings to all of you! Susan and Monty

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