Friday, June 24, 2011

#174 & #175 - Three Years is a Long Time!

June 2008 our family traveled to Pass Christian, Mississippi to help a team of builders from Alabama rebuild a church that had been destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Two different families from our church have helped this team for years and that year we were able to go. It was a great trip and we made some lifelong friends. The girls met some sweet girlies from Alabama and they've been penpals ever since! That same team was in Pikeville, KY this past week building a church and we couldn't go for the entire week, but we left Wednesday afternoon to visit a couple of days with them.
Here are the girls in June of 2008!

And here they are reunited!

Three years is a long time!

We stayed at a hotel in Pikeville and they still had keys for their rooms!

After checking into our hotel we headed to the church to see everybody!
Then Wednesday night we went to the service in the partially built church.
The hotel was a little older, very clean, but somewhat dated.
Holly said she felt like she was in jail because of the concrete walls. :)
Thursday morning we let the girls swim for a couple of hours and spend some time together. There was this really cool slide at the pool.
There was an old cemetary up on a hill beside the church they were building and most of the graves were from the 19th century. It was neat!
Brian helping out!

Here is the front of the new church building.

And a picture of the old church building.

Thursday afternoon we helped some of the ladies do some laundry for the youth boys. Please let me say that if I never smell teenage boys dirty laundry ever again I'll be a happy lady! Sshheww!
Before we left Thursday night. Hopefully it won't be another three years before we see these sweet faces in person!

Philippians 1:3
"I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,"

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