We visited Randy this weekend in North Carolina, about a 6 hour drive as we made several stops along the way. I happily sat in the back with a book and some Sees suckers; Scott and Ethan were up front, managing the directions...though Scott called me his "little helper in the car" from Christian comedian Tim Hawkins...I monitored how fast he was going! NC is beautiful with rolling hills and lots of pine trees. We passed Pilot Mountain and Mount Airy, home town of Andy Griffith. Hopefully on our next trip we can stop and visit the museum. Randy mentioned he was working that night at Harris Teeter and we surprised him at the grocery store. He was busy checking the isles so I walked up to him and said "Excuse me sir, I'm looking for a specific cut of meat..." he turned around and hugged me, so happy to see us. Randy had to work that night at his second job sweeping streets and parking lots so we headed to our hotel. We met up in the morning and I know he was so tired! We let him sleep for an hour and then it was off to meet Randy's church family. Randy attends Treasuring Christ Church held at the Imax Theater in downtown Raleigh. The service reminded me of Nana's church in MT. City, except much larger. We were welcomed so warmly, with many folks sharing how much they loved Randy. I watched Randy visit with everyone and know the Lord is already using him to spread the gospel. We had an amazing service worshiping our Lord and our hearts are filled with joy and thankfulness for God's continued provision. After church we stopped at Randy's dorm, meeting his roommates, then lunch at a local Mexican restaurant and finally off to SouthEastern for a tour...we took lots of pictures for you all. Randy starts his first class (Greek 1) Jan 2nd. We love you and miss you Randy...get some sleep:)
Randy at work at Harris Teeter Grocery Store.
Scott, Randy and Ethan in front of the Imax Theater...church is inside!
Inside the Jacumin-Simpson Missions Center
Becky, Randy and Scott at the steps of the Binkley Chapel
This tree was loaded with mistletoe!
The men: Ethan, Randy and Scott
Randy, Jeff and Timon in front of their dorm.