Monday, December 8, 2014

road trip: LOUISVILLE, KY

November 4-10, 2014

It was a long couple of days getting to Louisville – two 12 hours days with rain the entire time. 

Going we stayed a night in Little Rock and coming back we stayed in Memphis and then with my best friend in North Texas.  

While in Kentucky, we met team mates from Paraguay who are also on furlough for a Dunkin Donuts breakfast and then a morning at the Creation Museum near Cincinnati, Ohio.

It was our first taste of Fall – it was cold and the trees were sporting beautiful colors.  Of course pictures cannot do the brilliant colors justice.

The reason for us heading to Louisville was to attend the annual Global Missions Medical Conference. 

We loved seeing all 6 of our 2014 T.I.M.E interns there, plus an intern from our very first group back in 2009 and one from our 2011 group. 

We saw friends from residency, Abilene days, and even our neighbors from Belton.

It was a privilege to help man the SIM booth, to meet other SIM missionaries, and to talk with those passing by about opportunities to serve.

 Our host was the mother of my Dad and Liz’s team mates in Bosnia.  She graciously opened her home to us.

We were blessed to have mutual friends watch our children while we attended the conference.  The kids had a wonderful time.  They were even taken to the zoo one day.

Another highlight of the Kentucky trip was (after the conference) getting to meet our future team mates – the Bakers.  They drove from Maryland just to eat at McDonalds with us….and to hear about Paraguay.  They are now raising funds and hope to be in Paraguay September 2015.

We got home from this road trip weary.  A couple days later Jeff took his board re-certification.  He has put in lots of study hours and will find out the results in December.

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