Thursday, December 16, 2010

Grand Canyon and Other Great Relationships

Between programs in my missionary training trip we had a long weekend, which ended up being such an awesome time to deepen my relationships with other missionaries.


A 3-day weekend is enough time to drive to the Grand Canyon and back, 12 hours each way, right? Alright, so there were three of us insane people that drove through the night to get from Palmer Lake, Colorado to the Grand Canyon for sunrise. Then we drove up to Zion National Park in Utah in the evening and through the night again to get to an area North of Denver to rendezvous with some other missionary friends for two nights. Yes, Ashley, Katherine and I were crazy, but I had never been to the Grand Canyon and now was my time to go. It was great to spend time with them connecting and sharing our stories/testimonies with one another. Katherine is headed to Fiji to work with women coming out of prostitution, and Ashley is headed to Czech/Eastern Europe to work with the Missionary Kids (aka TCKs) of Josiah Venture.

The next two nights (well, the rest of the morning after we got there, then the next night) in Winter Park, CO with some other missionaries with us at training. One family knew some supporters who allowed them to use the cabin for rest and rejuvenation and allowed us to join. We enjoyed the winter scenery, hanging out in the park, sipping coffee, and lots of rest.
We also stopped for "Colorado Style" Pizza at BeauJo's in Idaho Springs. Great stuff with a great group of people.

I'm looking forward to time with these people in the future (Most of them are with Josiah Venture) and to hearing of the work God is doing through the others around the world.