Saturday, May 19, 2018
It was another sunny morning in Baton Rouge. It was a little foggy early this morning. They were headed back for hot temperatures, but we weren’t there to experience it.
We got up and continued the interior pack up that we started last night. We went in the church and made sure we left everything there as it should be, then finished up the outside pack up. A little breakfast and hugs from Carol, Dave, Stel and Jodi and it was time to put Baton Rouge in the rear view mirror. We departed at 9:55. Anne drove the first leg today, to the Mississippi welcome center, with light traffic and no accidents or construction delays. Max drove the remainder for the way to Hattiesburg, MS, again with light traffic. When we pulled into Oak Grove UMC about 1:00, we were greeted by our leaders Mary Ann and Gene, as well as Jackie and Bryant, and Gloria and Larry. We have worked with Gene and Mary Ann previously and look forward to our week with them. We also worked with Jackie and Bryant about a year ago and it was great to see them again. Great to renew precious friendships. We had met Gloria and Larry at Amana annual meeting last year but haven’t worked with them or our other team members Norman and Nula. So now we have four new friends.
After getting Fred parked and setup, Gene and Mary Ann came over for a tour of the new rig and a visit. It was nice to have a little time to get caught up. The team had supper all planned. Gloria made a chicken white bean chili, Mary Ann made fried corn bread and Jackie brought the salad. It was all so good. And then we had ice cream for dessert. Thanks so much, team. It’s always nice to not have to worry about what is for dinner on a travel day. After dinner we cleaned the love bugs off the front of Fred and then joined the team for some games. We played Catch Phrase – guys against gals. It was a fun evening. We left the rest of the team playing to return to Fred to finish the laundry, write the blog and rest. Don’t forget to be praying for your pastors and the services tomorrow. Stay safe everyone.