We were on the road before 7 AM, after Dunkin’ Donuts and coffee for breakfast.  All cleaned up, packed up, and revved up to head home!  The weather was clear and we made good time.  We stopped for lunch in Chesterfield, MO, at a Steak ‘n Shake.  We thought it would be good to have something fast from a restaurant we don’t have in Sioux City.  It was pretty fast and pretty good.  We split up into smaller groups so we could be seated more quickly.  Pastor ordered a butter pecan shake, but was given a peanut butter cup shake instead.   He said it was good, but he is still wondering how a butter pecan shake might taste! 

We made it to St. Joseph, MO, around 6PM and ate at the Cracker Barrel.  We had to wait about 20 minutes, but that just gave us time to stretch our legs and shop.  A few of the guys bought Valentine cards for their sweethearts, which was sweet.  After a filling and satisfying dinner, we were back on the road.  We arranged to meet Deanna at the Salix exit so she wouldn’t have to drive in to town to pick up Dick.  We teased Dick that we would just slow down and he would have to tuck and roll.  Deanna was there waiting for us.  Roy and Randy hopped out to help and we were back on our way in less than two minutes.  That worked out well for everyone!

We pulled in to church a bit after 11PM.  We unloaded the trailer and loaded cars with sleeping bags, pillows, and suitcases.  We shared some hugs and said our good-byes. 

Help Given.  Hope delivered.  Mission accomplished.

Lutheran Disaster Response - Bringing Help and Hope


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deanna Braun
    Feb 14, 2011 @ 09:20:46

    Thanks for dropping Dick off at the corner & thanks for not making him tuck and roll!! That is one thing he hasn’t mastered! It sounds like you had lots of sharing, fellowship and good food! God has blessed you with another successful trip!
    God bless,


  2. Maudine West
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 20:32:30

    We enjoyed having you at Faith Lutheran’s “Camp Faith.” You guys are awesome! Thanks for all that you did while you were here.


    • The Navigator
      Feb 17, 2011 @ 22:43:45

      Thank you! We appreciate your hospitality and the opportunity to serve. You’re doing an awesome job in an unexpected situation. God has a plan for the people of Tennessee, and we were blessed to be a part of it!


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