Monday, September 26, 2011

Estes Park

We are ending our 2011 travels in Estes Park, CO. The views are incredible, the Elk were everywhere, the Rangers clinched the division, and the weather was perfect. Topping off seeing God's nature was meeting with our brothers and sisters on Sunday. What a great lesson from Bob Lewis and meeting new people. We are heading back to Arkansas with a quick stop to visit with Brandon and Christy Procell in Wichita. It was been a wonderful summer and looking forward to more!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mountain States Children's Home Longmont, CO


We have been here for the past two weeks with one more to go! What a beautiful place and a great work of God's people. There are four houses in the complex that work with kids 8 to 17. The facilities are impressive but the people working here are even more so. The dedication to helping these kids find a life where they are loved but more importantly learning of Christ's love. We have been painting, digging, weeding,cleaning but also finding time to fellowship with those who work here and the kids. Even more of a blessing is getting to know the other couples sojourning here. The team leader is Don and Verna Wolf with team co-leader John and Linda Terry. The others include Jerry Don and Helen Sanders, Ed and Wilma Sela, Glen and Anita Carson, Clyde and Carolyn Estes, Charles and Barbara Shelton.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Bear Lake to Steamboat to Longmont


We are about to end our traveling days to stop in Longmont, CO for three weeks at a sojourn at the Mountain States Children's Home. We left Bear Lake and travel through Wyoming south into Colorado. We stayed over one night at Yampa River State Park then joined Roger in Steamboat for a couple days. It was a beautiful drive from Steamboat Springs through the Poudre River canyon to arrive at Longmont. The weather has been beautiful and I think I am saturated with looking at beautiful scenes! Now we are in Longmont and have been working for three days. It feels great to work again! ha! Next blog will be about the home here and the people who live here.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

From Tetons to Bear Lake

Palisades Lake

We spent some time at Bear Lake State Park before continuing to Steamboat Springs to meet up with Roger, Rick's brother. The area had a more desert terrain, but beautiful in it's own way. We made friends with some neighbor who were traveling from Louisiana and shared a fire for a couple of nights.