Friday, March 13, 2009

Day Five: Busch Gardens!

Well today we got to taste a little bit of Heaven. We were able to enjoy the fellowship of dear friends whom the Lord has redeemed and experience the joy and exhilaration of God's great creation to His glory. Thank you for all of your prayers as we had a great trip to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay today.

In fact the longest lines we experienced were 15 minutes long, with most rides allowing us to run around and jump right back on again! So it was indeed a great day to enjoy the marvel of how God has set up the physics of this world as well as his wonderful creations like flamingos, hippos, rhinos, lions, tigers, giraffes, and many other creatures that God wrought out of his awesome imagination.

It has been amazing to see how the Lord has drawn our group together in a week and has been pointing us to Him. Please be praying that our trip home beginning tomorrow would be a safe one and that the conversations and time on the bus would allow us to savor our friendships and the Lord even more.

Please also pray to thank the Lord for the wonderful saints that we have as friends down here. We've labored alongside them, and they have encouraged us so much with their faith. So please join us in praising God for his wonderful work in all of the lives of the saints down here in Orlando. If you're able you can also please pray for our friends the Dillons and Valeu's as they are the only two couples who are year rounders here and they will be losing most of their help soon. Please pray that the Lord would send them laborers and that He would encourage them as many of their friends will be leaving until next year, Lord willing.

Thank you again for all of your prayers friends and please keep us in your prayers as we travel home. This will be my last blog post until I return to State College and internet access again. If you check back on Monday, I should also have a summary reflection post up then too.

It's now time for bed, and we look forward to seeing State College again soon, Lord willing.

Soli Deo Gloria!

P.S. Here's also a clip of that someone else not in our group posted on YouTube of the one crazy coaster at Busch Gardens. I have no clue who he held onto his camera, but this coaster is an awesome example of the awesome gifts that God gives to the world to enjoy:

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