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Showing posts from July 22, 2007

More Red River

The week has been so filled with activity--and the fact this town has limited internet connectivity--I have not taken time to post much. So, here's a summary of the week.

Monday afternoon (left to right) Graham, me, Kyle, Clint, and Johnathan headed out to Lost Lake (12,000+ ft) where we camped for the night and the summited Wheeler Peak (13,161 ft.) on Tuesday morning. We got rained on some, but the trails were magnificent, and the view from our campsite was unbelievable. (You could hear that waterfall all the time, and it made sleeping easy.)

After our ascent of Wheeler, we headed back down to town for a night at the Community Center and late night talks with friends.

On Wednesday, we hiked up to Middle Fork Lake with a group led by Kyle, who is the Community Center rec director and a member of the Red River gang we vacation with each year.

Here are some of the adults who made the 4-mile, 2,000 foot elevation change, with us. Most of the trail followed the river down the valley. God…

Red River, NM

Saturday we traveled from Vancouver, BC to Red River, NM via DFW.

Sunday morning I preached at the Community House worship service. This is a non-denominational worship service that reminded me of my home church growing up in Beaumont 40 years ago. (We ended the service with the old song "Church in the Wildwood" and held hands singing "The Family of God.") The spirit was great, and the people were welcoming and open to what I had to say.

The Baylor friends were not disruptive in the service as they had warned they would (jokingly), and a friend I run with on Saturday morning brought his family from Angel Fire to be there. It was a wonderful experience. (We didn't make the "congregational singing" at 7:00.)

That evening we gathered at Sundance Mexican restaurant for dinner. You can see some of us at two tables in the picture. We had a table for 25, and that's down from other years when every one was able to make it. We are so glad Storey and Graham…