Saturday, March 6, 2010
Did someone say Oregon?
Whoo! Here we are! I am sitting in the kitchen of a hospitable Jim, in Hillsboro, just outside of Portland, Oregon. The grass is green, the sky is blue, the trees are pink (blossoms?), the clouds are few and the mountains are plenty. Praise the Lord! We just got back from a church service called Solid Rock, in downtown Portland - an amazing time of fellowship with American believers! Cool! And to backtrack...
We left Caronport on Thursday afternoon, and arrived in Lethbridge, AB in time to perform our show "LOST" at Park Meadows Baptist - Jesse's home church! We got to hang out with a bunch of kids after, and that was really sweet. One girl was teaching me how to breakdance, which was pretty cool - and it's humbling when highschoolers show you up with their moves. Hah. We were all very blessed by a delicious home cooked meal (yeah Gerri!) and an overnight at the church. The next day we drove all the way to Coeur d'Alene to perform for a youth group that night. And we got to meet some of Adrian's family! Brittish grandparents, and Auntie Jilly and cousin Katie. (They let us use their showers! = BLESSING!) It was great to see Adrian all giddy around his family...hehe.
And after lots more driving, here we are in Oregon :) I can confidently say that I have never been more amazed and overwhelmed (in the best sense) at God's creation. I've seen mountains for the first time, we've driven past thousands of trees (rare in Saskatchewan), lakes (also rare), and on the way here Adrian took us to a waterfall! Has anyone seen Lion King 2? Upendi? Yeah. That's what it was like. Honestly though, our God is incredible. I feel like all day today He was just whispering, "Hey, look how big I am..."
He's also blessed us with Jim (previously mentioned) who has GRACIOUSLY offered us his house for the week. It's so nice that we all get to stay together. Joel, Dan, Adam, Ang.... wish you guys were here too.
Tomorrow morning we are performing 3 dances for Adrian's home church...who has never seen him dance! This is exciting for all of us. Please pray that our passion for dance and his passion for the team would be clearly presented, along with the gospel message. Some of our dances don't really make sense without the narration, but then again, some of them really do. So there you go.
Thanks for your prayers and support! We will do our best to keep this blog updated (hopefully) daily. If all goes as planned, you will hear from our B-Boy Jonah tomorrow...
Lovin' the outdoors that my Daddy made,