Saturday, October 18, 2008


We've been in Michigan since Thursday. My wife's grandmother died and so we drove out to Grand Haven for the funeral. It's been a good trip so far. We drove all night Wednesday in order to take advantage of the hours our kids were sleeping. It's the only way to go, but quite tiring. I drove from about 8pm to 4:30am before my brother in law took over for a while. Anyway, the funeral was Friday and it went well. Grandma Kleist was a great woman who loved Jesus. It's always a different feeling when you go to a funeral of someone who loved the Lord. While there is still grief, there is great hope and celebration as well. We've had a fun time sharing stories, looking through old pictures and spending time with family.

Tomorrow we'll be driving in to Grand Rapids to attend Mars Hill Bible Church, and hopefully hear Rob Bell teach. It's one of those churches I've wanted to attend for a long time, so I'm excited that we're getting that chance. After that, we'll spend some time with my wife's other grandparents, and then another all-night drive back to Durham. Pray for our drive!


Glad to hear the funeral went well. Have fun at Mars Hill, I have heard it is quite difficult to find, look for a big mall, with not too many signs.

Looking forward to hanging out soon man!

i hope you make it home safe man. prayin for you guys.

Still praying for ya guys! Hey you want to bring the family to a concert (outside) on Sat. night? a bunch of local Christian bands are playing etc... I think there will be inflatable games for Hannah too.

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