Cape Coral to Fort Lauderdale

Posted: September 8, 2010 in Travel

Liz here, as usual…Ism was supposed to do this too you know!

Anyway, just wanted to update you on the happenings of the last two days. They’ve been incredible!

We left Monday morning for Cape Coral. My amazing friend (who was my maid of honor) and her family live there. We visited with her, her parents, and her brother all day. We even got to meet her boyfriend. We spent Monday night in the church building where her father pastors. He’s pictured above loving on Micah.

Today held more than we could ever have imagined. We participated in an impromptu worship gathering with the staff at Christ Community Church (in the building where we spent the night) and shared with them all that God is doing in our lives. We prayed together and were thoroughly blessed. If you’re ever in the area and looking for a generous body of hard working believers, please check out this church.

Then we were pleasantly surprised to discover that a dear friend whose family is very responsible for my introduction to Jesus as a teen lives in Cape Coral as well. Her husband pastors a local church and we headed over to see them and have lunch together.

Next we went south an hour to see this woman’s father and mother who pastor a church in Naples. We received such godly counsel here. I am grateful for God bringing these people back into my life at this point because their life experiences are just what we need to be successful in following God down this unique and colorful path.

But that wasn’t all God had for us today! We were finally able to connect with the folks over at Ramp 48. They run an amazing skate ministry as part of Calvary Chapel-Fort Lauderdale. We have been leaving messages with them for a few weeks and had almost given up hope of seeing their ministry in action, but God had something else in mind. We headed to Florida’s east cost just in time for their Tuesday night Bible study. Ism spent time with Joe while the kids and I enjoyed some free time out in the grass.

We received prayers, some great referrals, and financial blessings all in one short day. To those of you who are still have a hard time believing this isn’t anything more than a sorry excuse for an extended family vacation at someone else’s expense I hope you can see a little more clearly now. ;-)Four meetings and 3 hours on the road made for a long day!

We are currently parked in Fort Lauderdale’s Walmart lot for the night. We were hoping to stay at a KOA but forgot to make reservations before the office closed. Without electricity we can’t take the pics we were hoping to of our sleeping quarters. 😦
We’ll have to wait until the sun comes up again. Anyway, good night! I’m off to fall asleep listening to the rain on our canvas roof.

  1. M & J says:

    Fridge fixed yet?

  2. Tammy says:

    I am so very blessed to call you a friend! Your whole family is amazing to take on this journey for the children of the derry area! So selfless , all 9 of you ! Missing you all bunches

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