Monday, November 19, 2007

OM USA and Atlanta, GA

The purpose of going down to Atlanta, GA was to touch base at OM USA (Operation Mobilization), an international mission organization. I have been with them on short term missions and have supported several different people and endeavors with them over the past several years. It is always great to see what God is doing around the world and even here in the US. A good time to take the perspective off of oneself and see God moving around the world in other people's lives.

OM USA home base in Tyrone, GA

While visiting down there I am always put to work around the house doing something. This time I cleaned all the windows, cleaned the gutters, and trimmed a tree! Fun times!!!

The hardest set of windows to clean. It was even a bit of a stretch for me!

View from the top of the ladder.

Micah and I with Nancy Izzard in her office at OM USA

Micah and I with grandma (95 years old)! She makes us look tall!!!

Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, TN

Micah and I went down to Atlanta, GA this past week for a few days. On Thursday we went up to Chattanooga, TN to visit some friends for the evening. Before we met up with them we took a brief detour to nearby Lookout Mountain to stretch the legs and take in the view.

From the top of Lookout Mountain towards Chattanooga, TN

Apparently you can see eight states from the top of the mountain, found out after the fact!

Even though it was cloudy it was still some amazing Fall scenery!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007


This past weekend I went with Brookville Road Community Church on their Fall Hike. It was a perfect weekend for the hike. Great weather, sunny, the leaves were still around and beautiful and we even explored a new area of the park that we had never been to!!!

Getting ready to hike

We explored a cave that was challanging and fun! This is Lilly Agler and Caleb Hunter.

Inside the cave
Back to Front: Ben Hess, Chris Wathen, and Gordon Craig

Front to Back: Chris Wathen, Gordon Craig, and I

Cool view looking up from the bottom of a rock face

Climbing up through the rock

View out towards Eagle's Nest

We went down this tree from a ledge pretty high up. It was a bit out of the comfort zone for some of the kids! (photo by Ben Hess)

A tree hugger at heart!!! (photo by Ben Hess)

Ben Hess and I at Eagle's Nest

Carina Stahl enjoying God's amazing creation!

Amazing view from the Skybridge!

Another awesome view from the Skybridge!!!