On Sunday we went to Grace Community Church and saw many friends that we have not seen in a few years. After the service I saw a young mother with her two small children walk past. She looked very familiar but I couldn't quite place her. then she walked past a second time and I realized that she looked like the young Dickson girl, Lynn. She would have been 10 when we saw here last, but she looked just like her mother. We were very good friends with her parents at the church we attended from 1983 to 1986 and we haven't seen any of them since. I knew that her parents, Norm and Carol, became missionaries with AWANA in Scotland. But much to my surprise there they all were just 20 feet from us. I grabbed Dayle by the wrist and pulled her along...my apologies to whomever Dayle was talking to at the time.
|The Dickson Family|
After church we hooked up with Brian and Christine Rush and together we went to Chili's for lunch.
We also had a great time with my niece and nephew. We played a lot of hide-and-seek and Dayle played a lot on the trampoline and the skateboard with Madison, our 10 year old niece.
We departed My sister's house on the 16th and headed to our dear friends Jon and Judy Cunningham in Oakhurst, CA. They live 14 miles from the south entrance on Yosemite. We didn't go to Yosemite but it sure is pretty where they live. We also went to see our long time friends, Bob and Beth Clark who live on the opposite end of Oakhurst. We met the Clarks in 1974 at the very first church that we ever went to. It was good to catch up and to see how the Lord has been working in every one's life.
Then on Wednesday the 18th we arrived at Stephen and Neeley's house in Rancho Cordova, CA and down came the rains. I mention the rains because when I went into the 5th wheel after the rains I discovered water. It wasn't much water but just enough to let me know that the slide-out seals need to be replaced. I suppose the intense dry heat of the Arizona desert wasn't too good for the rubber seals. So off to the RV store and a couple of hours of work and all the seals are replaced.
It has been raining pretty much constantly since we arrived. However yesterday, Tuesday, the rain stopped and it gave me a chance to get out on the bicycle for a wonderful 23 mile ride on the
American River trail.
We plan on leaving Rancho Cordova next Wednesday or Thursday and heading into Klamath Falls to visit more friends and to get stuff from our storage unit.
We are still awaiting for our next assignment. But in the meantime we are enjoying our family and friends and still praying for additional financial support.