We started 2010 out in Ohio. We left Flint at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9th for Lima, OH. We sang at Family of Faith United Methodist Church for a fundraiser for their food pantry. It was our first time to sing in Lima. The church is beautiful with the coolest stained glass windows. That night we stayed in Marion, OH and when we woke on Sunday, we found that we had stayed in the coldest city in Ohio that night. The actual temperature was five below with a windchill factor of fourteen below. The bus took an extra long time to heat up and we had to wear our hats and gloves for the first half hour of the trip.
Our Sunday morning concert was at Fargo Wesleyan in Fargo, OH. I was pleasantly surprised to find my sister, Nora and her husband, Sam and a couple friends had driven an hour to come hear us sing. After the concert we had lunch with my family at Ryan's.
Sunday evening we sang at Peace Lutheran Church in Defiance, OH. Wow, what a church! The pastor and congregation took such good care of us and made us feel so welcome.
After a three hour return trip, we arrived back in Flint around 11:30 p.m. We had three new churches for our first trip to Ohio this new year. Our new friends made us feel warm on a very cold weekend. God is good!
Until next time,