Home Assignment Update – Tennessee

After 7 nights with our good friends on Dayton Mountain, we’re just about to leave Tennessee.  We’ve enjoyed seeing many old friends in this area around Dayton, Tennessee.  If you’re wondering, yes, our Dayton was named after this meaningful place where Beth and I first met.

Friday and Saturday was the annual homecoming for our alma mater, Bryan College.  It was the first time we’d been here for that in 16 years.  It was my 22nd year and Beth’s 20th year.  Attendance seemed a bit sparse but we really don’t know what to compare it to.  We were glad to see a few friends from years ago.   We did think back to what we gained through our education here so long ago and how God has used our experiences and learning here to bring us along our lives’ journey to where and who we are today.  I’m sure we could never have written this life’s script the way God has done.  What an adventure!
Yesterday, we attended our former church here, Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Yes, it may seem odd that a couple of “Baptists” would have been members of a Presbyterian church but our couple of years of fellowship here continue to be very special to both our memories and our foundation in Christ.  We enjoyed sharing with them how God is working in our lives and ministries in Mexico.  What a sweet time it was.  I ran over by almost 15 minutes but considering I could have easily shared for another hour or more, I guess it wasn’t too bad.  We hope at least a few of our brothers and sisters there will come down and visit and minister with and to us in Mexico.  There was mention  from our English teacher friends of a “Shakespeare Camp.”  Now THAT would be cool!
The leaves are turning and we’re seeing more yellows and reds with each passing day.  I hope to get a few pics on our way out to Georgia today.  I’ll post them if I manage to take any.  Seeing the fall colors is one of the highlights of the trip.
Here are a few pics from the Bryan College campus and a few old friends from Homecoming.

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