The past two weeks we have been in central Pennsylvania, participating in Family Rallies in 10 different churches with our friends, Evangelist and Mrs. Tom Palmer and Edwin and Julie (Palmer) Barton, Cody and Caitlyn.
Here is a picture of our whole group after the final Family Rally.
Bro. and Mrs. Palmer
This is Calvary Bible, the Palmers' church. The church provided wonderful accommodations for us in their missions house (far right corner).
The front of "our" house. This was such a nice place to stay!
The church and house are almost on top of Nittany Mountain. Deborah and David walked to the top of the mountain to get some pictures.
The view from the top is so beautiful!
David taking a video from the deck of a lodge up on top of the mountain
We arrived in Pennsylvania Saturday afternoon (9-4-10) and had dinner at the church with the Palmers and Bartons. After dinner we practiced some of the music we would be using in the rallies the next couple of weeks.
The first church we were in (Sunday morning) was Bethel Baptist Church. Their pastor, Ron Bixler, was our pastor in Tennessee for about 5 years!
Pastor and Mrs. Bixler - It was so good to see them again!
Two-year-old Cody - a very sweet little boy!
Two-month-old Caitlyn - She is so precious!
In each of the churches there was a special program for the children...
...and Edwin taught a great lesson on obedience.
Sarah teaching the "5 Keys to Obedience"
Julie teaching a song
Melissa and Caitlyn
Bro. Palmer put together a good selection of helpful materials for the family. Rebekah and Emily worked the book table at each church.
Back at "our" house Sunday afternoon - playing ping-pong...
On Sunday night we did a rally at the church that Bro. Palmer's dad pastors.
Bro. and Mrs. Jack Palmer with great-granddaughter Caitlyn
Practicing before church
We were so happy to have Mrs. Palmer and Julie sing some songs with us!
Visiting before and after church
Some of the Palmers' Amish neighbors came to this Family Rally! We really enjoyed getting to know them!
Luke and Cody