The first five days of the week were spent in SC for the Gospel Express Prison Crusade. As usual we didn’t get any pictures of the crusade but it was once again a wonderful time-amazing services and just seeing God move in so many unbelievable ways. I could share so many stories and testimonies! One especially incredible evening was spent at a women’s prison and we left just feeling so SO blessed and encouraged. The church behind bars truly puts the typical “free” church to shame. I wish there was someway we could take all of you blog readers with us; it is such an amazing experience to witness what God is doing in these prison revivals.
The first day of the crusade we were invited to some friends’ home for lunch. (above) This is one of our favorite things about traveling-all the sweet families we are able to connect with and get to know. These dear people were so hospitable and we just loved our time with them.
I spent a day at our cousin’s empty house-their whole family was going to be gone for the day and they so kindly offered for me to come and have the day alone to do laundry and just eat up the quiet. =) It was such a blessing.
After the crusade we headed down to the sunny land of Florida. (which, I might add, was only hot about two out of the seventeen days we were there. I think it heard that the Bontragers were coming and followed suite with every other state we’ve been in this tour, to serve us usually chilly weather =))
Well, at least we didn’t go to Florida for the weather. Thank-goodness!
The week ended with a concert in the Pinecraft Park on Valentines night. It was very cold but other than that we had a wonderful time! There was a great turnout and as usual for Pinecraft, we ended up being related to or having various other connections with just about everyone we met. =)
Once again we are so grateful to everyone who made us feel so welcome and at home during our sixth week of our winter tour! Southern hospitality is so incredible!