Touring Hawaii

Jun 5, 2012   //   by carla estell   //   News  //  No Comments
God has taken us on such an incredible, perfectly timed journey. When we rented out our house and headed out for a year on the road, we had no idea where the road would lead. Sometimes God would light our path just a step at a time. nuud iphone 7 case (occasionally He would map it out for a whole month!)
But looking back we can see the path so clear, the itinerary so full. spigen phone case iphone 8 plus We had planned on going to TX in Feb, but nothing opened there and instead more and more opened in Florida. ezzymob iphone 8 case Then doors opened in Ark and OK so that is where we went. girly phone case iphone 6 plus And I am so glad we did. panic at the disco phone case iphone 8 We had a very sweet visit with Brian’s step mom, Patsy, while in OK. iphone 8 phone case girls iphone 8 case colourful iphone 7 cases galaxy kimoji iphone 7 case The children sang song after song for her; she even sang along. rose gold glitter iphone 6 case jurassic world iphone 7 case It is a good memory for everyone.
After Samaritan Ministries put a blurb in their news letter for us, we recieved this email:
Hi Brian and Carla, I got your name and email from Samaritan Ministries, which my family only joined a few months ago. pela iphone 6 case My husband and I are new believers with a very strong science background. flamingo phone case iphone 8 plus matte silicone iphone 6 case swarovski iphone 8 case We are super interested in RE-learning what was taught to us in high school/college/grad school. Especially how the Hawaiian Islands were formed, along with lots of other things. flamingo iphone 6 case iphone 6 plus case liquid vampire diaries iphone 6 case 🙂  Have you ever thought of coming to Maui? We own a little B&B ( that we would be happy to put you up in and I know we could come up with a handful of venues to do speaking engagements. Anyway, I look forward to hearing from you. phone case light up iphone 6 mophie battery case iphone 7 plus iphone 7 plus cases magnetic baby pink iphone 6 case Aloha, Aly & Marc Hodges  

  Two and a half months and about 50 emails later…… iphone 7 phone cases creative glitter case for iphone 6 pink red we were in Hawaii!!!

The plane ride went fine. emoji iphone 8 cases Being a family we were walked through security with only our bags x-rayed (all 15 of them!) One had to be opened and inspected (our bag of jacket wrapped fossils), but he was very nice about it.
The 2 bedroom cottage was wonderful! Complete with bathroom and kitchen. iphone 8 case hot pink cat iphone 7 plus case We were so glad to discover a Walmart and Costco here – prices weren’t too bad. baseus iphone 7 plus case iphone 8 plus case bunny iphone 7 phone cases baby blue karapax iphone 6 case power bank iphone 7 case The day after we arrived we had our first seminar – a packed room of homeschoolers. marble phone case iphone 8 plus Sunday morning we shared back to back kids classes then that night we had a mixed audiance of Christians and seekers, Theistic evolutionists and creationist. rapunzel iphone 6 case iphone 7 plus case card Our host Marc and Alyson Hodges were native Hawaiians and new believers with strong science backgrounds. iphone 6 plus cases prime plastic case iphone 7 They have jumped into the creation studies with both feet. While we were there, they were are personal tour guides! We had some wonderful days of waves, snorkeling, exploring tidepools, and great fellowship. iphone 8 plus case silicone rubber We traveled the road to Hana and went all the way around the back side too. We hiked the forests and watched the sunset on top of the crater.

Harvesting bamboo

Rocky beach near the cottage

Our time in Hawaii was bitter/sweet. iphone 8 plus diamond case iphone 6 phone case pineapple iphone 6 plus shockproof case iphone 8 case harris tweed While at the airport Brian recieved a call – his step mom, Patsy was not doing well – the cancer had spread. Four days and 2 calls later – she had passed away. bape phone case iphone 8 apple leather iphone 7 plus case skull iphone 7 case 360 iphone 7 cases black There was no way to go back to OK. It was hard missing the funeral, but everyone understood we just could not come. mandala phone case iphone 7 iphone 6 tough phone case We were so glad we had gone through OK on our way to CA (we had been planning on going the TX route going west and the OK route coming back but nothing opened up in TX – then churches opened in ARK and OK.) We had a good visit with Patsy while we were there. iphone 8 plus personalised case glitter God knew the way we needed to go. iphone 8 black camo case And He knew when we would be in Hawaii. phone cases iphone 6 ring iphone 7 iphone 8 case ferrari phone case iphone 8 plus We have learned to trust in His timing and path.

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