Our Week in Seattle: Update #2
Our time up here in the North West has been filled with so much joy, and the best part is that it isn't fully over yet! Since we left you last, we have spent time in community, met lots of new friends, led worship at 3 school campuses and 1 youth group, and had a WONDERFUL (early) thanksgiving dinner.
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On Monday, the 8 of us (FAS+3) spent the day exploring Seattle. We visited Pikes Place, found an incredible new coffee shop (Storyville... if you're ever in Seattle, you HAVE to visit), got lunch with the Troll in Fremont, and ended our day in GasWorks park!
Tuesday was a day of relaxation; sleeping in, coffee, walks through the colored leaves. Only 3 hit, we headed to the airport to drop off Chrissy, and then began our sound check at Seattle Christian School. We stayed the night at a friends near by, while enjoying some incredible chili and company.
Wednesday morning was an early one, as we headed back to Seattle Christian to lead their High School students in worship. We had played there 2 years earlier, so it was awesome reconnecting with the students. After lunch we headed straight to Alderwood Community (We were there Sunday morning) to lead their midweek youth service. Man, was it awesome! Such a spirit filled evening where we were able to share our hearts and music in a free flowing environment.
Thursday we joined the community at Cedar Park Christian School (Where Jeff went to school!) in a time of worship. They were so welcoming and willing to journey with us through our time of worship. That night we enjoyed a lively fiesta at the Mexican restaurant down the street. We ate there on our last trip 2 years ago and it was just as fun and delicious as we remembered. Multiple times throughout the night, out waiters played pranks on us which gave everyone included a laugh!
And that brings us to today. This morning was an early one, as we left the house at 6:45 for Kings School. We lead for both their high school and jr high chapel, and met some pretty incredible people along the way. We were prayed for by some willing students and really encouraged by some individuals. (We thank you if you are reading this!) Once we got home, we rested, spent some time together and then FEASTED on a DELICIOUS thanksgiving dinner made by the wonderful Mrs. Valerie Luckey! We sat around the table, turkey and all, and shared what we were thankful for. It was such an intentional time of acknowledging all we have been given by the Lord.
We'll be here in Seattle for the next 2 days before we head to Portland on Sunday night. The trip is quickly coming to its end, and we've savoring every last opportunity we are being given to encourage and exhort people through worship.
Check back here in a few days for the 3rd and final update!