Spent a lot of miles this past week on I80! And, once you leave California, it is generally very smooth sailing! Dean and I visited an aunt in SLC. What a beautiful mountain range setting for a city! Then, on to our friends Mike and Kris, who we met in Nicaragua on a missions trip with Forward Edge. Mike and his wife actually won the trip on a contest on K-LOVE, and we have come to know and love them. I admire their parenting skills for their 5 daughters! Mike and Kris live in Colorado and we had a great time going to the top of Lookout Mt with them and spending some time laughing and sharing with them. From there, we spent a few days with Deans folks in Holdrege, NB. And experienced a few hours at the NB State Fair. It was hard leaving them - knowing this could be the last time I see my father in law, who is slowly dying of congenital heart failure. I write this from my sisters home in Winfield, Il. We are moving mom from her house in McHenry to an assisted living place. Emotional - but necessary step for many reasons. Hopefully we'll be seeing Donna and Mike while we are here. They won a trip to CA to see Third Day and thru circumstances that only God could put together...we got to know them! I fly to a conference this weekend in Portland and Dean drives home with a friend. Thanks for your prayers and I ask for you to pray for favor for Dean on the hiway and a safe drive home! Looking forward to visiting with you on the radio again starting Monday!