Bound for Texas

Screen Shot 2015-10-04 at 11.10.55 AMFall is here, and camping season closes in our part of Maine on Columbus Day. So, in the next few weeks we will be heading south for our winter job near Rio Grande City, Texas. On the way south over the next month and a half we plan to see a few sights we’ve never seen before (Niagra Falls, Padre Island, etc.), and spend some long-awaited time with family and friends in Georgia.

We have loved every single thing about our summer in Maine – the people, the campground, the food, the hiking, Bar Harbor (minus the crowds), Acadia National Park, the stargazing, working hard together, making forever friends, learning so much from everyone, and being in the great outdoors every day among such beautiful scenery. There is absolutely no way we could have had a better summer, and we are so thankful for our time here, for every person we met, for every conversation we had.

Our winter job in Texas will be staffing a hunting camp where we’ll have the opportunity to spend time with other workampers, meet the guests and locals, prepare for hunting trips, and hopefully find out what Texas is all about. We don’t really know what to expect, as is the case with every new season we enter, but we’re excited and praying that we’ll be rested up and ready when we get there.

Screen Shot 2015-10-04 at 8.07.54 PM(THIS POST WAS TAKEN FROM OUR MONTHLY UPDATE SENT TO EVERYONE WHO SIGNS UP FOR THE NEWSLETTER. To sign up, look for the box in the bottom right corner on our Home Page. We promise to only bother you once a month around the 5th or so, and as always, we welcome your ideas, questions, and comments.)

As always, we are so thankful that you’re following along, and we love all of the texts, calls, emails, messages, gifts, etc. you send our way. Keep reading below for a few more updates and photos from this month.

Screen Shot 2015-10-04 at 11.03.38 AMA few weeks ago our friend Joey Mullins sat down in his chair on a Saturday afternoon to watch a football game and found himself instead sitting with the Lord in heaven. He fought cancer fiercely and inspired so many people with his outstanding hope and courage, and we have been greatly impacted by his life and greatly saddened by his passing. Just last month his book Hezekiah’s Maple was published and made available for purchase, and we wanted to take a moment to share this little bit of his story with you. If you’re a praying person, please say a prayer for his family, and shoot us an email if you’re interested in talking about the book.

 

Screen Shot 2015-10-04 at 11.06.29 AMWe have never worked at a hunting camp before, and we’ve also never spent an extended period of time in Texas, so we’re looking forward to a season full of new adventures and opportunities, and lots of new people as well. We hope you’ll continue to follow our journey at wanderingnation.com and find encouragement and hope in our words. We are constantly blown away by how God leads us to places for reasons beyond what we know, and we are so thankful for every single person that crosses our path. Our prayer is that we will not only have fun traveling as a family but that we’ll be able to learn from people, to serve them, and to show them God’s love along the way. We feel so blessed to be able to share this journey with you.

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