The third week of October found us flying to Arizona for another missions conference. We flew out with friends who have a home not too far from the church, and we spent a few days hanging out with them before the conference started.
Here's the sight that greeted us at the airport...mountains in pretty much every direction we looked!
The first day we relaxed and took it easy. The club house overlooks the golf course so we enjoyed cold drinks while watching those braving the hot sun to knock tiny balls into small holes...
Then we headed up to Prescott and Sedona. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G scenery everywhere we looked! Just outside Prescott is Watson Lake, with some of the coolest rock formations:
VERY handy in the hot Arizona sun.
We climbed over rocks and took dozens of photos. Ivan and Adrene were a bit more adventurous and went higher than I was comfortable with, but I still managed to take some decent photos.
That evening we ate dinner at The Grasshopper Grill in Cornville. Some of the BEST chicken tortilla soup I've ever had! And the barbequed ribs were absolutely delicious. I'd highly recommend this place if you're ever in the area. Had to have our photo taken in front of this sign -- now this is our kind of country club :)
The area around Sedona is spectacular! Impossible to pick just one photo from that day, so here are three:
Thoroughly enjoyed our little trip, as you can see...
We were too busy meeting people and sharing at the missions conference over the weekend to take photos. I managed to snap this one when the church wide picnic was over Sunday afternoon and most of the folks had already left.
SOOOOOO good to finally meet the folks at Desert Springs Community Church, who have faithfully supported and encouraged us for over three years.
Late Monday afternoon when rain threatened (an unusual occurrence from what we understand) the sky was this incredible mix of colors:
I'll be back this weekend with part 3, complete with photos from our time in Colorado.
Meanwhile, a prayer request...
We fly back to Michigan on Monday afternoon (October 31st) and I have an appointment Tuesday morning with the surgeon, who I'm praying will be able to get me right in for a biopsy (mammogram and ultrasound indicate there's a need for one). We're scheduled to fly back to Argentina on November 8th and I really, REALLY want to get the biopsy done here in the U.S. -- with enough time to get the results back. Appreciate your prayers!