Monday, August 13, 2007

Arizona - Good bye!

It was a crazy, busy final farewell to Arizona. We met with two incredible churches on Sunday. Mike preached in the morning, then we went out to lunch. We then gave a 45 minute presentation in the evening to another church. We were so well received at both churches! It is incredible to meet with such Godly people who have a heart for missions. We received some incredible gifts both spiritually, emotionally, and financially from these folks. What a blessing that Arizona has such great Christian men and women! There are already promises of short term teams coming down next year! Woohoo!

It was also a sad, final farewell with our dearest friends the McKeown's. It has been such a blessing to have this incredible family in our lives, and that each of us have become as much friends to every member in the household shows how amazing they all are! We went out to breakfast at Mimi's Cafe, and had prayer time in the 110 degree weather in the parking lot. A lot of tears were shed, and some wonderful fellowship time. With a tearful final hug all around, we headed out. We are crossing the desert of Arizona on our way to Southern California to spend the night with Mike's brother, then finally home to Elk Grove tomorrow morning, where the final preparations will be made to leave in 14 days! Yikes! Please pray for our peace of mind, for final preparations, and for all the small details to happen.

1 comment:

Dannie said...

I miss you already!! Even though the time was WAY too short I cherish this past week. The "McPetts" loose in Arizona! Thank you for being our friends. God gave us a wonderful gift when he gave us the Pettengills. We love you! We love you! We love you!!