Ministry trip to Portland

Kent and I flew to Portland, Oregon for a few days last week. Kent had a pastor’s conference to go to and to help with presentations. I went along to visit his sister and brother-in-law now living in Vancouver, Washington (just north of Portland). I went because we had a free flight due to soaking of our luggage last spring. The flight had to be used before May 1st.

So Kent took off for the pastor’s conference and LeAnn, his sister and I had fun. We worked out, we went to a Bible Study. I got to meet lots of her new friends. We went to a thrift store and to the IKEA store. And we just hung out and enjoyed one another. I saw Ken, her husband in the evenings as they get up around 3:30 am any work day. I couldn’t quite make it up that early but I tried getting some things done after they went to bed at 8-8:30pm.

Kent came back from the conference on Friday and Ken had taken off on Saturday so we all had fun doing fun things together on Saturday. We ran around Vancouver, Washington most of the day. We even got to see the old Fort Vancouver as it was free that day. At the end of the day we went back to their apartment and went to the hot tub and sauna on the premises. Nice! Ken had grown a bit more beard since we last saw him.

Ken and LeAnn April 2012

We got back to Phoenix in time to say our  goodbyes. We had gone to lunch with several other “volunteer” friends and then had some time to sit around and visit. We even had time for shuffleboard. It was my first time to play it too.

Our small group Bible Study from our church went out to eat to end the year and they were kind enough to do it when we could still be here. Goodbyes to this group are hard as we have been a part of it now for 4 years. People come an go and it is changing a little bit each year but we are grateful for these dear friends.

Small group  April 2012

God does give us new friends wherever we go and we do thank Him for these good people.  We do pray that wherever you find your self that you too have a good group of friends to surround you, that care about you and pray for you.

Love, Jan for the Roaming Reimers

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