On Sunday morning, August 5, I was surprised at the beginning of the church service with a visit from several old friends from the Cherokee Prayer Initiative.
They walked right in and hugged my neck while I was getting ready to start the service. During the service, they each gave me a gift and were so kind in their words. It was an awesome surprise that helped carry us through some otherwise discouraging days. Amanda knew about it, kept it a secret, and had lunch planned for everyone. It was awesome.
Left to right, 1st row: Debi Ensign from Greensboro, NC, Mark Rodgers from Cookeville, TN, holding Luke, Bettye Lundquist from Chattanooga, TN, Bob Ensign from Greensboro, NC.
2nd row: Rachel Ruth, Gene, Wardell Jones from Maryland who arrived late unfortunately, and that crazy Daphne Swilling from Chattanooga, TN.