Mar 29, 2018

Our Last Days On The Road

Our last four days on the road were full ones! with three different concerts across the state of Iowa.
Following our way through Missouri we stopped in at the Nonebar Cowboy Church in Newton, IA for a Thursday evening concert.

Cowboy churches are always fun to sing at! Lots of nice, friendly people who are all super enthusiastic about bluegrass music.

It's such a joy to minister to others in words of song!

Friday found us at some good friends of ours in Charles City, IA.

Even though it was a chilly 19 degrees outside we still gave the bus a good scrub down.
It never hurts to wash all that salt off!

That same evening was a special one! Not only did we give a concert but several other groups did as well.
The service consisted of four different bands, each playing for 20-25 minutes each. 

The Nolt family was up first.

Then our wonderful hosts, the James Zimmerman family.

Third up was another family with the last name of Zimmerman. ;)

And then we were up, doing the last set of music for the night.

What a joy it was to share our music to a large group of young people with their families. 
It was a treat for us!

Our last concert took place at the First Baptist Church in Seymour, Iowa.
Again, we were very blessed by the kind and generous people who attended.
Thank you all so much!

And look who we found!
It just so happened that there was a family who had puppies for sale at the last church of our tour.
Our family's been talking a great deal lately about getting a puppy, but the timing just hasn't worked out. This time though it all seemed to be just right and we found ourselves coming home with an Australian Shepherd/Collie Mix!

This little guy ended up riding out the last seven hours of our journey home with us!
 Surprisingly he did very well, sitting in our laps not making too big of a mess. ;)
We've named the little pooch Arlo. 
And yes, we are definitely enjoying our time spent with him so far! 

"Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: 
thy spirit is good; lead me into the way of uprightness."
Psalm 143:10

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