Sunday, August 3, 2008
A 600 mile day
Rich and I were up at 4 a.m. to get ready for a long trip to the Upper Peninsula to visit our son Troy today. After picking up Don DeYoung (a pastor friend who wanted to meet Troy and visit another inmate) from Porter Hills Retirement Community we proceeded north and picked up Lisa Murphy (Troy's fiancee) at Exit 46. We crossed the Mackinaw Bridge at about 8 a.m. - close to the same time as when we crossed last summer for the DALMAC. We dropped off Lisa at Chippewa Correctional Facility and the rest of us went to Rudyard CRC and returned to Chippewa by close to noon. Don visited with us until about 1:10 a.m. and then went out to be processed to visit with someone he knew from Kalamazoo. He was ushered back in about 2:15 - after shift change. We all left at 3:30 p.m. after hearing Troy give many accounts to how God is at work around him. Again, his attitude and testimony amaze and encourage us. He talked about the vinyl lanyards small crosses that he and a couple others are making - in the colors of the Sea to Sea tour - yellow, blue and red. He'll be sending those to me before the weekend that the tour is in GR.