Thursday, May 06, 2010

Tulsa Zoo

Week one in Oklahoma is coming to an end and we have been enjoying our stay so much. The church we are working with is so kind. Yesterday we received a basket full of fruit (even pineapple and mangoes!) and a fresh homemade loaf of bread. Today I received some flowers left at our "home". Aren't people in the South known for the hospitality? I know now why. We feel blessed. The Princess and I are here one more week, and though it will be nice to be at our own home, we will miss this small town.

The people in the community are really supporting the seminar as well. The attendance has still stayed above the opening night attendance. That is always a blessing from the Lord. I have been grading the Bible school lessons again here, and one couple accepted Christ for the first time last week. What a blessing to be doing this kind of work!

If any of you get a chance to come to Tulsa, the zoo is GREAT! We had a chance to go yesterday with the pastor's wife and kids. We had fun - camel ride, train ride, elephants, monkeys, fish, birds, and more! Then after the zoo we ate at a vegetarian restaurant. Be Le Vegetarian to be exact! I ordered "chicken" chow mein and my husband got Mongolian "beef". What a great place to eat!

Traveling is a lot of fun when you love the work you are doing and love the people you are with!

This post has been linked to Women Taking a Stand - Thankful Thursday meme.


Shannon Stambaugh said...

Sounds wonderful, LaVonne! We, too, got a "care package" from church members this week - even home canned tomatoes, applesauce, salsa, and pears (!), not to mention the canned goods, flour, and a few cleaning supplies! I was SOO SURPRISED! Isn't it so nice when some lady or couple shows you how glad they are that you are there by some small act that to you, being new, makes a huge impact!? Really makes you feel wanted and appreciated!

Have fun while you're in Tulsa!!! If you're ever near us in Michigan, please let me know and we'll have the spare bedroom ready (hint, hint)! Love ya!

Denise said...

May God continue to sweetly bless your family.

Nana Jul said...

So Thankful you have had a great stay in Tulsa, it is where I live! I love it here! Happy Mother's day!