Colorado Day 8
We began Saturday by getting up about 5am local time. Although our bodies have mostly adjusted to the time zone here, it wasn’t that hard to roll out of bed. It still seemed like it was no earlier than 6am, which we’re up by during a regular week at home anyway. We got our showers and began packing up the rest of our things that we had to use to get ready to go. We were mostly ready by a little after 6.
We had planned to start loading up the van at 7am, so we had some time to relax a little while before scrambling to get everything loaded and ready to go. About 6:30, we got tired of that. We went ahead and started loading up, and we were all able to leave by about 7.
We headed down the mountain and stopped at McDonald’s for breakfast. I was disappointed to find that they didn’t have biscuits and gravy, but we all had a good breakfast to last us for a while.
After breakfast, we headed to the Lewis’ house so that Bro. Lewis could drive us to the airport, and to say all our goodbye’s to the rest of the family.
Once at the airport, we found long lines at the checkin counters and at the security checkpoint. Security seemed a little tighter than normal – the terrorist threat level was orange… I can’t remember what it was when we left the Nashville airport headed to Denver. Either way, we made it through without incident and headed to our gate.
The airport was packed. We could hardly find a place to sit to wait for our plane to board. We finally did, however, and we patiently waited.
The flight was great, and Nashville never looked so good. Don’t get me wrong, we had a great time in Colorado and were so happy to be able to help the Lewis’, but I think we were all ready to be home. We landed in Nashville at a little after 2pm Central Time, waited impatiently for our luggage and headed for the van.
We were pleased to find that the van started (We’ve had a little trouble with that lately). We loaded up and hit the road.
Cracker Barrel looked good to everybody, so we stopped there for lunch/supper to hold us over for the rest of the trip home. We arrived home about 8, and it never felt so good!
Again, I want to stress how much we loved Colorado. The Rocky Mountains in their majesty make our Smokey Mountains look shrimpy. The dry air climate is something I could get used to. And last, but definitely not least, we were so glad to be able to be a help to the Lewis family and Aurora Independent Baptist Church. We stuffed bags with the book of Romans and an information card about the church, and worked on handing them out on Friday. Some of the material had been ordered, but didn’t arrive until Friday, so unfortunately we weren’t able to focus on that until Friday. The hard, tedious part has been finished, however – I think the approximate number of bags ready to go is in the neighborhood of 5,000. Now they just need to be passed out around the neighborhoods!
Please help us pray that God will grow the church and touch lives in that area. Aurora alone (a small section of the entire Denver area) has over 300,000 people. In a later post (which I’ll post soon!), you’ll see how the houses are stacked on top of each other it seems. There is a tremendous opportunity there. There are very few good churches in the area, with a huge harvest ready to be reached.