Monday, February 06, 2006

A Surprising Weekend in Michigan!

Of course, I shouldn't be too surprised that I had a wonderful weekend sharing in Michigan - I should never be too surprised at God's blessing in my life! But it's so much fun when there are a few fun surprises along the way! On my way up to MI, I stopped to see my missionary friends Josh and Rachelle (Blake) Neal, who were just married a couple months ago. They are currently raising support to begin the new Wesleyan work in Macedonia. It was great to spend time and catch up with them.

From there, I visited my cousin, Rich Wollan, and his family and shared in his church, Gateway Community, in Clarksville, MI. It was great to be with them and play with their kids, Adelyn and Josiah!

Then, my first surprise came...my friend and roommate from the Czech Republic came to Gateway Community as I shared. It was exciting to hang out with him since we hadn't seen each other since being overseas! Fun!

Then, I drove a short distance to Friendship Wesleyan in Plainwell, MI. They certainly lived up to their name! I'll say it again...I'm just so lucky to be able to visit so many different parts of the body of Christ all over country - and world - and see God's people working together and loving one another! The prayer and financial support that both these churches gave was also a great blessing!

On the way back, I was able to swing down and visit my college roommate and great friend, Andy, in Jackson, MI. Even though it was just for a couple hours, we had a great time catching up over omelettes and coffee. I am really thankful for his friendship!

Thanks again for your prayers as I continue raising support! I'm nearly at 50% of my faith promise goal, so there is more to go, but God is providing! Through you! Thank you!
Check out the pictures below...

9 Comments:

At 3:48 PM, Blogger Mimi said...

Hey, Phil! Good to see your blog up and running again! I'm glad your visits went so well in Michigan and that you were able to see so many of your friends! We can't wait for you to visit us soon!?

 
At 4:23 PM, Blogger Phil said...

Hey...thanks for still checking in on me, even though it's been a long time since I've blogged...
How are things in Ohio? When are you due? I have a couple more visits planned, so I want to try to work out a WC trip in there!

 
At 4:28 PM, Blogger Mimi said...

Hi! Yes, I try to check in daily, even though I may not get to leave any comments. I am due on May 12th. Actually that is not that far away! That would be wonderful to see you! We miss you!

 
At 2:02 PM, Blogger Heather said...

hey phil! thanks for sending me the link to yor blog. mine is hlowmiller@blogspot.com. howdy, blog neighbor!
heather

 
At 8:39 AM, Blogger Amberly said...

I haven't checked here in forever! It's nice to catch up! Can't wait to see you in March!

 
At 2:31 PM, Blogger Phil said...

Good to see ya blog neighbor Heather! We should have like a blog block party or something!

 
At 2:32 PM, Blogger Phil said...

Yep, Amberly, I CAN'T WAIT to see you guys again! Sarah sent me an email about going to Tom's candlelight! I'm hoping I can....we'll see...

 
At 5:37 AM, Blogger Elliott Innes said...

Phil, You rock! I love you in that not bad way! Keepp pressing on, we're proof that there is light at the end of the tunnel!

 
At 8:25 AM, Blogger Phil said...

Thanks Elliott! You guys rock too! When's that baby coming? I bet you haven't heard that one lately, huh?!

 

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