I'm back with another post!! I'm still playing catch up, but I'm on August now so I'm doing pretty good!! :)
We went to Kansas City to visit our relatives. It was nice to visit with them again and share our adventures from Europe as we had not seen them since before we went to Germany. Our visit was unexpectedly cut short because of the terrible wild fires that swept through the eastern part of Oklahoma and our need to get back and support our church families. Part of that adventure is recorded at the end of this post...
The second day we were there, we made the decision to get back to OK as soon as possible so that we could see about giving help and support to our church families. We made our round of goodbyes as fast as possible and got back on the road to OK.
After the five hour trip back to Oklahoma, on the way to one of our church families house, a drive that would normally take one hour took four because of all the highways and roads closed due to the fires!! We didn't think we were going to be able to make it, but thankfully we did. We had several church families in the path of the fire and the Lord preserved them all. We are so thankful for that!! Everyone had gathered at the Norwood's home, so we finally arrived there and had a time of prayer before heading off again. One of the families that had been evacuated followed us home and stayed with us for a few days. It was quite the adventure driving home that first night - we didn't make it home until about 3:00 in the morning!! I broke a record after we got everyone settled in, visited, and bedded down of going to bed at 5:00 in the morning - wow!!! Below are some pictures we got of the fire.