Saturday, August 22, 2009

Medical-Dental Bus

While Billy was in Colorado he got a letter from NCMB about needing Bus Drivers/Hostesses for the Medical-Dental Bus.  I thought that might be a good project for us.  We could serve on the bus as often as we felt like we could and not have to go too far away from home.  Billy said that if that was what I wanted to do he would try it.IMG_2319 Today we went for our first on the job training at Love Memorial Baptist Church in Goldsboro .  We have to complete three trainings before we get shirts and a name tag and can take the bus out ourselves.  I personally think it may take more than three trainings before I will be comfortable with it.  There is a whole lot to learn.  The main thing I learned today was how to sterilize the dental tools.  We were trained by the nicest couple, Edith and Doug Robbins from Cherry Point.  They have been working on the bus since 2001.IMG_2314 This is Millie, one of  the hygienist, with one of our younger patients sitting very calmly in his father’s lap.  We served 35 patients today.

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Medical Dental Bus

Monday, August 3, 2009

We are back in….


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sunday Drive

By Ann

When traveling on a Sunday morning I have always wanted to stop at a random church for their morning worship service.  We have tried this before but it never seemed to work out that we would be at the right place at the right time.   With the help of  the internet and a mapping program this was easily accomplished.  I calculated that we would be at Cookeville, TN about 10:30. IMG_2270I chose Popular Grove Baptist Church from about 10 Baptist churches in the area mainly because of its proximity to the interstate.  Once we sat down in the sanctuary the Senior pastor came over to greet us.  He told us he was raised in Wilson, NC.  We enjoyed worshiping with them.IMG_2271After church we started looking for somewhere to have lunch.  After much discussion and neither one of us wanting to pick a place we finally decided on The Bean Pot Restaurant and Country Store in Crossville, TN.  It reminded us a lot of a Cracker Barrel…IMG_2272…except instead of rocking chairs on the front porch they had really old washing machines.image Billy let me stop and do a little GoodWill Hunting.  I picked up a devotion book for free and a small spice shelf for a dollar. We then made it back to North Carolina.       IMG_2276a It was a beautiful sight.

We are spending our last night on the road at WallyWorld in Morganton, NC. 

Saturday, August 1, 2009

A Rainy Day

IMG_2264 Not much to report today.  We have been in rain most of the day.  We stopped at one thrift shop and I bought three books for a grand total of 45 cents.  Here we are crossing the Tennessee River with a view of downtown Memphis. IMG_2265 Welcome to rainy Tennessee.  IMG_2269World's Tallest Three Crosses of Calvary

This is the world's largest set of three crosses.  The tallest cross is 150 feet and they are located right on the interstate for all to see.  They are very large, white, and built to withstand 70 mph winds.  They are at  Bellevue Baptist Church,  just east of Memphis, the largest church in the Southeast.(27,000 members)  Information obtained from Roadside

This afternoon we took a detour off of I-40 to US 64 to meet Billy’s cousin Don Pierson in Savannah, TN.  He is the Director of Prayer for the TN Baptist Convention.  He was in Savannah for an On Mission Conference.  We spent about an hour talking with him at McDonalds.  Then Billy and I had a catfish dinner at The Hut since this is supposed to be the catfish capital of the world.

Tonight we are staying at, where else but Wallyworld, in Murfreesboro, TN.