Life has been moving at a rapid pace these days. Here are some highlights ::
11/20 - Encounter - It was all I prayed it would be. Being able to share the story of how God has been moving in our hearts, and do so in a way that was memorable and influential. Couldn't ask for more. The bottom line of the night? Say Yes to God.
11/21-11/22 - Scott and Catherine's Wedding. These people are dear to us. We love them and are so excited they are alongside us for the journey to HK.
11/23 - Cornerstone - We haven't been to our church home in 7 weeks. Sad. Not because we feel shame (we don't), but because we honestly miss our church family. Cornerstone is one of the few places that still feels like "home" in Auburn.
11/23 Our friends who serve in East Asia came over for dinner. We hadn't seen them in years, but it was so great to catch up, hear what was happening in their lives, and what was ahead for them.
11/24 The Hitch Family from New Orleans comes over for lunch. We had six children under the age of 5 in our home. Madness. We had a great time catching up with old friends.
11/25 We have our friends from Auburn, Turkey and Korea, as well as a new friend from Colombia over for Thanksgiving dinner that night. Lots of fun. Smoked turkey was a hit.
11/26 Drive over to Columbus, GA for some family time at Monkey Joe's. Cook for Thanksgiving Day in Montgomery. An amazing moment happens in Josh's life. Worthy of it's own post. But the short version, is that April shared the whole story of Jesus with him, and he expressed genuine faith in His redeemer.
11/27 Thanksgiving in Montgomery. First, a great lunch with April's family. We went fishing (but caught no fish), and later that afternoon, dinner with my family. Good stuff.
11/28 Back home. Breathe. Our friends, Jay and Anne, along with their daughters came over for dinner. They have been living in Hong Kong for the past 18 months, so we had a lot to talk about.
11/29 April's birthday. Her gift? Time. My day? All-day fun with dad. Good times. Later that night, Christmas decorating.
11/30 Church. Lunch with our local family, the Blounts. Home. Good. Tired. Thankful for so many blessings, people, conversations, and at this moment, thankful to rest, for a minute...