We've worked at projects
on both oceans...and enjoyed both. This one happens to be the Pacific, at The Dunes, in Washington.
This is my last blog; Bob and I have decided to retire from RVICS, and spend our time with our grandkids (and their parents!). We have missed being involved grandparents, and we feel like the kids are growing too quickly to just spend a few weeks with them in the summer. Therefore, Southwest Bible Camp in Glenwood, NM was our last project.
I’d like to spend this blog reviewing the 31 projects that we’ve done, in 27 different camps, and with countless dedicated people, some with RVICS, some at the camps, and some with other volunteer organizations. We have received way more blessings than we’ve given, and for sure more than we’ve deserved. It’s been four years that we couldn’t even dream would be so wonderful. While we’re excited about being home fulltime, we will deeply miss the friends we’ve made.
Practically from the time we got into RVICS people have been asking us where we were going to live when we finished traveling, and we always, honestly, told them we didn’t know. Then Bob would add, “But it won’t be someplace where you need to own a snow shovel.” Look what happened with that statement! We
Our first project was in Alberta,
at a Bible College, and at the end of that year we worked in Prince George, British Columbia. We traveled through three provinces. We loved both projects.
forgot about grandkids when he said that…Billings will be our home now, and you definitely need a snow shovel there!
Another question we’re often asked is which project was our favorite. Out of all the projects, all the different locations, we still have to say we don’t have a favorite….we have two that we didn’t care for, but of the other 25, whichever we’re talking about seems to be our favorite! They were all so different, and so uniquely fulfilling. If we could only pick one to return to, I’m sure we wouldn’t be able to do it. And which state? We loved being near the ocean, but we also loved being in the mountains. Desert is not my favorite, but it has its own attitude when it comes to life in the spring. (but it’s sooo dusty!) The entire trip was a favorite.
Thank you for being involved in our journey and for your encouragement during the times I needed it. I’ve enjoyed doing this blog. Please walk with me through these past four years as I post some of my favorite pictures…not all of my favorite pictures, just some of them!
May you always feel
I'll never forget the smell of the
Redwood Forest. I knew the trees would be huge, but I didn't expect the overpowering, yet wonderful, smell of cedar.
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