Minnesota/Canada 2011

The first week of this 6-week northern/western tour was spent in Minnesota/Canada. In between concerts we were blessed to enjoy lots of scenery and God's beautiful creation!
Above we are having a  picnic during the time we spent with the Schoenfelders....
 Rebecca playing by the lake
 Boat rides!!
Rope swing rides....fun, fun!!
Taylor preparing to jump
 Denver flying through the air
 Singing hymns together in the evening
Liz & Rebecca playing in the playhouse
 Playing with the kittens at the Nisly's.
Kendra, Rebecca, Liz, Hudson, & Caitlyn
 Katrina & Crystal showed Denver & Taylor the horses and goats
A highlight was spending time with our cousin Jordan at his home @ Northern Youth Programs where he is an airplane mechanic.

 Before we left in the morning, Jordan took some of us on a canoe ride on the lake
the view over Beaver Lake
The mission where we stayed
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Home for Five Days...

This week we found ourselves at home for five short days, which we filled with music lessons, a piano/violin recital, strawberries (!!!), and hours upon hours of hard work in the gardens and on the farm.  In the midst of all the work, Rebecca was delighted to get her turn to go on a "hot date" with daddy. =)

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New York City {Monday}

We toured the oldest church in NYC. This church was used as the headquarters for all the volunteers, rescue people, and medical workers following 9/11
Anyone want to walk across that little bridge?!
A highlight was serving lunch to the homeless at Bowery Mission.
We took this ferry to see the Statue of Liberty
This little lady was exhausted after the long day of walking....here she caught a little nap while we were riding the ferry around the Statue of Liberty.
Riding the subway was definitely an experience. We had about 10 seconds to get all 50 of us loaded and then that train was bound for...wherever. If you weren't on in those 10 seconds....well, it wouldn't have been good. Amazingly enough, we didn't lose anyone on the subway!
On the subway...holding on for dear life. =)
Our group, minus a few....
Times Square....at 11:00pm. We sang several songs in the middle of T.S. and that was quite an amazing feeling to be singing in the middle of hundreds of thronging people and countless flashing lights and pictures.  
Being in the city for these several days reminded us again of the lack of godliness in our country, and of the great need for revival in America.  
"For Thou art great, and doest wondrous things: Thou art God alone."
Psalm 86:10
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New York City {Sunday}

Sunday was a busy day. In the morning we attended Mr. Pollard's (our host) church. Unfortunately my camera was not along so I don't have many pictures of the day. Mr. & Mrs. Duggar and Dad & Mom spoke about family and biblical principles during the message time and there was also a time for Q/A. After a delicious meal by the Pollards, our whole group headed over to the Evangel Church where our families sang and shared in the evening. 
 During our many trips to and from various places over the weekend, we had fun switching up family members and getting a chance to talk with our friends as we drove through the crazy city streets. Above (L to R) are Jinger, Jill, Anna, Allison, myself, Brittany, Jana, & Jessa riding in our bus.
Following our evening service, our group plus quite a few others met back at the hotel for pizza and fellowship. We went through about 25 pizzas. =)