Archive for August, 2010

Here is a 2-page PDF file containing our Summer 2010 Prayer Letter.


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10.  Took a Ride in a Model A
in Cassopolis, MI with Bob and Diane Sumption, the parents of our Mesquite neighbors.  Top speed = almost 40 mph!  It was a great 20 minute ride around Diamond Lake.

9.  Hunted for Minnows and Mayflies
with cousin Johnny and Aunt Lorrie at Pokagon State Park, Angola, IN.  A great two nights at the Potawatomi Inn.

8.  Went Canoeing on the Manistee River
from Tippy Dam to High Bridge, with friends Dave and Sue Taylor from Kaleva, MI.  The trip included a sandbar picnic and jumping into the river from a tree-limb rope swing.

7.  Introduced Nathan, Erin and Evan to Yooper Pasties
with Grandpa Darrell and Grandma Carol, at Bessie’s Pasties in St. Ignace, the same place where Phil ate his first pasty almost 40 years ago.

6.  Played bocce ball in the shadow of the Mackinac Bridge
with Grandpa Darrell, at Fort Michilimackinac State Park.

5.  Explored the world’s longest cave in the world
On the way home we spent an afternoon at Mammoth Cave in southern Kentucky.  The cave is 53 degrees every day of the year.  A nice break from the heat above ground!

4. Rounded up the Michigan cousins
in Grand Rapids and Hazel Park (there are a lot more that aren’t pictured).

3. Visited our Old Kentucky Home
Actually, Lori’s parents’ home.  We spent a couple days with Gramee and Papi coming and going.  They live in historic Richmond, only 2 miles off of I-75.

2. Enjoyed the “Beeman Bed & Breakfast” in Sterling Heights
Ray and Maggie have been gracious hosts to us for the past 15 years when we visit Michigan, even when they aren’t home (it began with house-sitting for them in 1995).

1. Visited great friends, family and ministry partners all along the way (3,600 miles).
We enjoyed church picnics, bonfires with s’mores, farm-fresh corn, swimming in Lake Michigan, and reconnecting with great friends and supporters from Fellowship Chapel, Kaleva Baptist Church and Aetna Calvary Church.

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