Saturday, September 15, 2012
15.09.2012 - 22.09.2012 61 °F
We started early today meeting at the church at 6:00 am. We had good flights with wonderful views of the Chesapeake Bay and the eastern coast of the United States. We arrived in Burlington, VT on time. All our luggage arrived at the same time. Hurray!
We had lunch in a small, local deli across the street from the airport. Great sub sandwiches. We ate outside at a table under a tree in cool, crisp fall air. It was a relaxing way to end our air travel.
We drove through Burlington with quaint, historic houses and by the University of Vermont Burlington. It’s a nice town beside Lake Champlain. The lake is dotted with marinas with sailboats and power boats. The wind was blowing creating small white caps all along the lake. There were sailboats and wind surfers out on the lake.
The immigration check point went smoothly. All the ladies in the back seat were asked to get out of the van so the immigration official could see our faces. She cleared us to proceed as soon as we returned to the van.
Traversing the shores of Lake Champlain…
Sky a mix of silver rising into puffs of white.
Fields of sunflowers faces glancing to the East…
Our Journey Begins
The 45th parallel ~ half way to the North Pole,
Santa driving the sleigh…
Traveling toward our call
What will God ask of us?
Rainbows invited us to meet Your people where they are…
Following Your lead
We arrived at the church during a community outreach. They were having a pig picking. Richard cooked wild pig which was delicious. We also had steamed corn on the cob, pasta salad and baked potatoes. Tables and chairs were set out in the parking lot. Everyone was having a great time talking and eating.Raymond is a community member who helps with the Food Pantry Ministry. He loves to practice his English and sat down to eat supper with us. Then the rain came. Everyone rushed inside to the church fellowship room in the basement. The men of the church carried in chairs and tables were set up to finish the party. After everyone ate, an evangelist sang some songs and shared a testimony. One of the young men of the church summarized the testimony so we understood what was said. There were about 30 people in attendance who were not Christian. What a great time we had!
We went to our homes: Scott, Heather and Michel are staying with Pastor Daniel Cimon; Jim, Barbara and Clara are staying with Mariel; and Joy is staying with Jeanna and Pierre.