July trip to OH

July 19, 2012 by  
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We had a  refreshing trip to Ohio; being with old friends and singing again after a break in the schedule. It only turned exhausting on the road home, arriving back to the church around 4:00 am on Monday morning. We’re grateful again for another safe trip.

We enjoyed visiting with JR and Rhonda Schlabach on our trip. We stayed at their home, and Rhonda’s brother’s home right next door, for the duration of our stay in OH. (JR and Rhonda had done a year of VS in Reading, then stayed for a couple more years.) It was a sweet time of fellowship and renewing friendships with them, as well as many of you all that came out to listen and encourage us!

Almost ready to leave Friday morning, July 13, from the church parking lot. Hope to get the bus looking better by the next trip. Paint job is scheduled to be done SOON!

Almost ready to leave Friday morning, July 13, from the church parking lot. Hope to get the bus looking better by the next trip. Paint job is scheduled to be done SOON!

Excited for the first trip of the summer.

Excited for the first trip of the summer.

Sweet friendships on the bus: Chrissy Petersheim and Brooklyn Fox.

Sweet friendships on the bus: Chrissy Petersheim and Brooklyn Fox.

Higher Ground Quartet shared Friday evening with us in Wooster Square.

Higher Ground Quartet shared Friday evening with us in Wooster Square.

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The two quartets and Davie Richards: organizer of the event.

This event is growing and well-attended. We hope it is a blessing in the community.

This event is growing and well-attended. We hope it is a blessing in the community.

L to R: Marshall and Blake Fox, Jacob Petersheim-- ready for the program.

L to R: Marshall and Blake Fox, Jacob Petersheim-- ready for the program.

Staying with JR and Rhonda Schlabach: fun with Rhonda driving.

Staying with JR and Rhonda Schlabach: fun with Rhonda driving.

Fun times relaxing with JR and Rhonda during the weekend.

Fun times relaxing with JR and Rhonda during the weekend.

 Friday evening, the guys sang in Wooster Square; an event planned by Davie Richards. Saturday evening, they sang at Chester Mennonite Church, then Sunday morning at Messiah.

Hmmm... the discussion with new friends. How strong IS the bus? and Can't you understand what we're saying in Dutch?

Hmmm... the discussion with new friends. How strong IS the bus? and Can't you understand what we're saying in Dutch?

JR and Rhonda Schlabach were great hosts!

JR and Rhonda Schlabach were great hosts!

Sunday after the fellowship meal for lunch, we headed east 3 hours to Cochranton, PA to Pleasantview Mennonite Church. After church, Jason and Daryl decided to tackle the job of stopping the leaking air-conditioner before the trip home. Thank you to the help from the men at church, and to God, for an easy fix!

Air-conditioning unit was raining down on us the whole trip, so Jason and Daryl did some repair work on it before the return trip home.

Air-conditioning unit was raining down on us the whole trip, so Jason and Daryl did some repair work on it before the return trip home.

The men who so graciously outfitted the "repairmen" with tools, now have one less sawblade.

The men who so graciously outfitted the "repairmen" with tools, now have one less sawblade.

We arrived back in Reading at 4:00 am on Monday morning. Thank you everyone for your encouraging words and hospitality during our travels. Thanks to God for the safe trip!

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One Response to “July trip to OH”

  1. Loila Zook on July 19th, 2012 10:25 am

    Would have been great to have been there!! So glad the Lord blessed you with safe travels and people who love your music!

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