Ministry in a town in southern Arizona

Kent and I drove over 250 miles from our home to a small town church in a southern Arizona. We went there for Kent to do 2 day workshop. This was to help this church to become strategic in their missions involvement.

Elfrida church Nov '11

Kent did a great job of presenting the material and asking good questions and then listening to the church people. This church had a diverse group of people in the types of jobs they do. We had a great time of fellowship with the pastor and his wife. They were from Michigan, near where our son lives with his family. It is a small world!

Kent teaching

Kent presenting DYI Nov '11

Most of the group

Kent in Eflrida, AZ Nov '11

We decided on the trip back to Phoenix to take the scenic route. There are some interesting towns in this part of Arizona. One of them is Tombstone. This town has a lot of silver mining history and keeps going actually from tourists coming to see the history here. Of course the history of the “Gunfight at the OK Corral” was here too and the is used to encourage tourism to the town. Check out the town’s web page at:http://www.tombstoneweb.com/history.html

We also drove to see Bisbee. This is the site of a huge copper mine. According to the history it also produced gold and a little silver and iron ore as well. Here is a link to more history of the mine etc. http://www.discoverseaz.com/Cities/Bisbee.html

There is a modern Bisbee too although much smaller than the town was during the mining days. It now hosts many artists in the old historic buildings.

We stopped to take a picture of the mine. It was open pit mining.It is huge! It covers over 300 acres and is 900 feet deep.

Lavendar Cooper Mine in Bisbee, AZ

Info about the mine

Lavendar Mine

The sun shone on the hillside just across the road from the mine. It sure shows the minerals in this hillside. There is still much copper and other minerals here. Maybe someday it will again become an active mine.

Hillside showing cooper, iron ore etc in Bisbee, Az

We are now back in Phoenix and getting ready for the next trip on Wednesday.

Love, Jan for the Roaming Reimers

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