Already a quarter of the year is nearly past and we have had much happen. We have been so busy we have not taken the time to let you all know what we have been up to. Recently, we had an opportunity to head down to Florida for some more prison ministry. While David took time in the prisons along with a team of people, Priscilla and her family did much of the cooking for the team.
People from all across the country came together for a seven day of intensive ministry opportunity in five prisons in Florida.
On one particular day, the Assistant Warden insisted on cooking for the entire team. Priscilla and her family along with some freinds then found a time to enjoy Silver Springs.
Paul is in that exploration phase. Everything has to be experienced. He loved walking on the beach.
Lots of tennis capped off our very fun and meaningful visit to Florida.
Paul was not quite sure what to make of all of it. It looked like so much fun to him, but every time he played with it, he wanted to feel it, taste it, and it simply was too cold for him to enjoy in his normal ways. 🙂
The snow experience would not quite be complete without a snowman.
Chicago has had the third snowiest year recorded.
This snowman finally reached a grand height of just over eleven feet tall.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day
What can a few people do among so many? Only God’s Word holds the promise that it will not return empty or void, but it will accomplish what it is sent out to do–Bring people to Christ. Armed with a couple thousand Gospel tracts, enthusiastic greetings, and a heart of love, we headed to downtown Chicago.
Around a half million people were estimated to be in Chicago for the day’s events.
The river really does look distinctively green. Some even joke that the Chicago River is chosen mostly because you don’t have to add much dye because it is so green already. However, we found it quite an amazing sight.
We stayed and watched for a little bit and then took off to beat the crowd out of there.
To top off the day, we went to the Pacific Garden Mission where they record episodes of the longest running radio drama in the history of radio–Unshackled. We really enjoyed listening to the different voice talent chime in with their parts and we were surprised to see that even the sound effects, such as turning of pages or clanking of dishes, were live as well. What a production!