TREK TO SEE FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Sharon and I just returned from a road trip to visit family members, friends, and ministry partners. I also spoke at churches in Spokane Washington, Portland, Oregon, and Friday Harbor, Washington. We traveled earlier to Dallas, then Park Cities and Salt Lake Cities to see dear friends in those cities too.
Our prayer along the way was that we would leave the sweet aroma of Jesus wherever we went. I trust we did so…but we also experienced the sweetness of Jesus in the lives of those we were with. Every stop was pure joy…except for the dead battery as we started to leave Bend, Oregon. It took us a couple hours to get road side assistance, then a new battery.
Below are a few photos of friends with captions. They point to some of our seasons of service of Christ and His kingdom:
These are just some of the friends we connected with. Space does not allow or I forgot to take photos of Jim and Kim W., Mark and Nancy A., Bob and Mary B., Kevin and Kelly S., Cheryl R. and family, Steve H., Aubrey M., Ken, Holly, Ben, and Laura K., Kristen R., Jack and Kay R., Jack and Margie G., Jeff and Denise M., Vince L., GTNer Mark PH., Russ C., Jim and Vivian M., Maynard and Linda M., Bill and Gerry S., Linda K., Rob F., Marshall and Kathleen S., Dan L., Dave T., Don A., Lindsay C., Nancy A., GTNers Carl and Carolyn P., Bill and Carol G., Jim and Lanita S., Larry W., GTNer Joel M., Gary and Chris C., H.D. and Patty W., George D., John and Elizabeth C., and Donnie V.
Did I leave anyone out? Oh, yeah the roadside assistance guy and the Goodyear tire man who replaced our battery. Our only regret (apart from the dead battery) was that we didn’t get to see everyone we would have liked to.
Included in our travel was the chance to be with some of our family. We
connected with our son Linus Jr, daughter-in-law Dani, and grandson Linus III, as well as daughter Kristin, son-in-law Cory, and grandchildren Mason and Monika up north.
We returned in time for a special birthday celebration for our daughter Stephanie where 66% of our children and almost 50% of our grandchildren gathered (see below). As I write this, we are about to attend our granddaughter Chelsea’s wedding to Alex, and then our grandson Colin’s wedding to Kaysha two weeks later.
We are rich in family and friends…including you.
With joy because of His great grace,
Linus and Sharon