We are living in a place of exceptional beauty. We drive down a street and see Mt. Hood reaching towards the sky with its snow covered peak. We look North East and see Mt. St. Helen's-also snow covered but a different shape because of the explosion around 30 years ago. We drive around and across the Columbia River and see clear water flowing. and boats sailing. It's extraordinary.
People have been kind and generous. We are staying in the home of a church member who has moved away. They left some furniture and supplies and other people left some of theirs. Some other Portland friends gave us their sofa and love seat and coffee table and now we have a lovely living room. We even have a car! That has helped us to not have to make quick decisions about where to live and what kind of car to buy. We are thankful.
Paul has started work here. It's good to hear him preach and teach again. We'll be headed up to the mountains in a few weeks for a church retreat to form vision and work on community. I can't wait.