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Taking over Ft. Collins

Well, all 8,000 of us are here now and this town is hopping! Signs like these are scattered all over town offering us discounts to nearly every restaurant! What a fun treat.Frontier Days 978

It’s funny to hear people saying, “Oh, you guys are with those Campers Crusading for Jesus!” Hopefully, we are leaving a sweet aroma around town :)

Today as I walked into Moby Gym, filled to the brim with missionaries I nearly burst into tears to hear everyone singing “Holy, Holy, Holy” and to see many nationalities of people serving all around America. I can’t even imagine all our missionaries around the world and how much they would have loved to have had this privilege. I imagine it was a bit like Heaven.


What a privilege to serve along side these precious people.

Tim Keller from Redeemer Presbyterian Church spoke and refreshed us with Romans, focusing on “Free Justification”. I am really going to try to see if I can post the video a little later this evening. Totally worth sitting down and watching for 30 minutes!

I’ll leave you with this gorgeous view from the foothills of the Rockies. Joel and I are already feeling so refreshed in the Lord and it’s only Day 1 of the conference!


Our Summer Home

Normally, CCC staff live in the dorms or in pre-arranged off campus apartments. But, to save money we found a little basement apartment on Craigslist and have been so grateful for our little palace. There are some humorous points about our humble little abode. Wish you could see it in person!!

Well, last summer we wrote of our sleeping arrangementsin Kyrgzystan–a 5 foot 4 inch bed.Kyrgyz 138

This summer we have upgraded to a full bed with suitcases and pillows stacked in the corner…


So that a Queen air mattress can go on top! Oh how I laugh at my engineer…


The key on how to sleeping on an air mattress for 5 weeks you ask? Don’t fill it to capacity. A little give in the mattress feels much better. We have officially slept straight thru the night 3 times since we have been here… But we aren’t waking up to the call to prayer and 100 degrees so we are happy!


Here you have our lovely kitchen. Color scheme: red, purple and gray.


And our bathroom which we are grateful that it has hot water on call! This time: purple, yellow and gray.

There you have it, folks! Greetings from our happy little home. Off to New Testament Survey Class! We have a test today!