Great Welcome into the Church

Sunday night was mine and Tim's welcome dinner to our church. We were suppose to have it 3 weeks ago, but it got snowed out. I don't think I have ever had so much fun at a church welcoming. And some of Tim's family was able to make it too. When we got down stairs for the dinner one asked, "Is this all for you two?" And it was. Our church did an awesome job at making us feel welcomed.

We started off with a potluck dinner, then went upstairs for the entertainment. The youth and children started us off with some praise songs and then the Sr. Pastor re-wrote the words to "Deep in the Heart of Texas" of which Pastor Rol and Joyce lead everyone in singing. I was laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes. Tim was brought up for a cell phone text messaging competition, of which I got to participate in the second part. Turns out, Tim's better at text messaging than the youth! Then we had a BBQ Sauce taste testing contest. We were sat in front of 4 different bowels of BBQ sauce and had to guess which was which. Only 2 of which I have ever had before. And I am proud to say that I am a true Texas and was able to get 2 of 4 of the sauces correct, of which Tim had none...but he's not an original Texan. The easiest sauce to guess was KC Masterpiece, and then they had sauces from 3 bbq places up north. I have got to say that the South makes much better sauce.

Then the night ended with gifts from the congregation and the youth leaders praying over Tim and I.

God has really blessed me and Tim with this move up here. Although it's hard to be so far away from family and friends, I know we are where God wants us, and thats more than I could ask for.

Tim wrote some about the welcome and posted pictures on his blog also.