We drove back to our camper, had lunch, and then a couple of ladies who were in the Master's Program with Tim came over. The boys walked over to the park next door and did some fishing and some more baseball while Nicole read in our back bedroom and the 4 of us adults sat in our 'dining/living room' chatting. It was great re-connecting with them and hearing about their lives, both ups and downs, over the past 10 years or so. They are really precious, and we felt very privileged that they took that time to come and spend it with us!
Shortly after they left, the 6 of us packed in the car and drove to meet a family (the Loeckens) we had come to admire from afar and were so happy to finally meet in person. They and their 4 children sold their house about 4 years ago and went on the road full time, not sure exactly why God was calling them to do that, so we felt an immediate kinship with them right off the bat. They ended up starting a ministry called Passion To Action, and God has led them to finally settle down only within the past month or so just a couple of miles from where we are staying. We met them at their place, hung out for a little bit, and then hopped in our cars and followed them to a fast food chinese restaurant. It was so fun getting to know them and hear their hearts over dinner. They desire so much to 'inspire, empower and mobilize people to put their faith in action' as their website says. They are totally living by faith, so if you are inclined to partner with them, their website is passiontoaction.org. Even if you just check out their website and pray for them, I know it would mean a lot to them!
Tomorrow we're planning on heading up to Mt. Evans. We forgot to take pictures of pretty much everything we did today except as we were parting ways with the Loeckens, so that's all I've got for today. I'll try to do better tomorrow. :-) Enjoy!