Saturday, April 21, 2007

The Great White North...

It's been a long week and we're starting another weekend. Last weekend we left the boys behind with Grandma and Grandpa Lawrence and headed up to the Great White North. Fortunately, it's spring, and not quite so white, though we did see snow. After an overnight in Huntsville with Jenn's relatives, we arrived in St. Joe's Island to be treated to an island tradition by Tom and Jan Gurnick, of the pancakes at the Gilbertson's Pancake House during maple syrup season. The Pancake House is only open 6 weeks a year, at which time islander's congregate there regularly. Sunday, we shared with their Sunday school and then in the morning service.
Monday we returned to Val Caron on the outskirts of Sudbury, to meet with Gary and Marg Landers. We shared a 'potlove' dinner with their congregation Tuesday night, followed by a Nigerien dress up and presentation. It was good to reconnect with Gary and Randy, a member there,who had visited us with Dan Sheffield our first year in Niger.

Meanwhile back at the ranch...
Cole and Ben travelled to Kingston for the weekend to visit with their cousins while Grandma and Grandpa assisted at some meetings. We would have brought them along with us except Cole had to have his casts replaced Tuesday while we were still North. Ben was not about to be left out of the fun in Kingston so we travelled alone. Wednesday we returned in time to pick the boys up from school, after a short detour to Hamilton to find a replacement student card at Mac Div
Jennifer, throughout our journeys, has been studying feverishly for her final exam at Brock University. It seems to have paid off last night, when she completed it with confidence in a little over an hour. Also in the background, has been preparations for renting our townhouse. The Friday before our northern trip, and then yesterday also we had showings, with another one possibly on Monday.
Today we are connecting at the regional gathering in Wesley Chapel, Scarborough and then moving on to Harrowsmith to share with the congregation their on Sunday. (The guy at the car rental thought we were going to an Aerosmith concert.)
Please pray for us this coming week, as I have my Hebrew final exam on Friday, and Jennifer will be sharing at a ladies retreat this weekend in Kingston. Tuesday will be the end of Cole's casts and we're hoping that the new flexibility gained will remain.

1 comment:

Beth said...

Hey Jennifer! Just wanted to wish you a happy belated birthday. I hope you enjoyed your special day. :)