I am enjoying a pleasant Saturday afternoon on my in-law’s back porch in Carthage, MO. Yesterday morning my mom served us breakfast in Grand Rapids and last night slept in the Johnsons’ camper. We had an uneventful trip, but that’s a good thing. Shannon’s dad brought his trailer up and helped us load our belongings. Then my mom cooked us one last supper. The next morning we got up early mom fixed a delicious breakfast and we got on the road. We thought we were going to arrive late in Camdenton so it was a nice surprise to arrive at our apartment at New Tribes Missionary Training Center around 6:45 and discover that Shannon’s mom and siblings had come up to help us unload the trailer. Shannon walked into the apartment and saw her china hutch and looked at me to tell me someone had been there already and then they all jumped out and said “SURPRISE” and scared her half to death!
Twenty minutes later we had all our things in the apartment. We sat down and talked for a little while and then the Johnson’s headed home. Shannon’s dad was glad he didn’t have to drive any more. Shannon and I decided to get a bite to eat and grab a few more things from our car, and we too drove to the Johnson homestead. We were grateful to be able to sleep in after a couple of exhausting days!