Autumn Ramblings

A glimpse into the past few month since I helped with Training Camp…

H Squad at Stirred Conference Photo by Casey Wells

Stirred Conference in Gainesville, GA. A refreshing weekend of worship and being with my AIM family. I was surprised to see many people that I love dearly, including some of my H squad family and my roommate from Haiti. Most surprising of all was seeing my dear mom and dad Hillebrand who drove down from Indianapolis. Worship was led by Jonathan David and Melissa Helser and was phenomenal as always. I suggest checking them out if you have never heard them. I respect them a great deal and love their heart for God and His Kingdom coming.

 

Photo by Sean Williamson

 

My dear friend, Vicki Welch, celebrated her birthday during the same weekend as the conference and I drove to my home in Auburn, GA to be part of the celebration. Vicki and her family will be moving to Tanzania next August as missionaries with EITanzania. We had a big sleepover, played Imagine If (which I’m horrible at) and watched Fried Green Tomatoes (though I bailed somewhere in the middle for sleep). I was reminded once more how much I love my Ekklesia community.   (I also thought if I put any photos I managed to sneak from the party that I may get jumped … you can all thank me later).

 

 

Jeff and Alycea Hylton

 

 

A Little Alpaca Love

 

 

I spent the next week with Jeff and Alycea Hylton and their wonderful family.The Hylton’s are precious and have such a heart for their home being a retreat for people. It is a home filled with peace, love and laughter and I know God is going to use them in a lot of people’s lives (and already has). They are doing some renovations to add on to their haven, please keep this process in your prayers.

 

The Adventures of Hillebrand and Pridge

 

 

Very concerned for our safety

 

 

One of my best friends from the World Race, Kim Hillebrand,  just finished squad leading and flew in for the week. It was a great time filled with lots of laughter, deep discussions, movie watching, prayer and entertaining the kids. Of course Chick-fil-a and Swedish Fish were also a part of the week, as well as a Target run. It is kind of hard knowing it will be at least a year before I get another Kim hug. . . but we aren’t talking about that fact.

 

Amazing Chicken Salad Sandwich

Leaving Gainesville, I popped into Riverside Church where I worked as an Office Admin. It was great seeing the staff, whom I miss greatly, even though I don’t miss answering the phone and scheduling appointments. Kay, Melanie and I enjoyed a great lunch and time of catching up in Athens at a place called Marti’s at Midday. My first time there, but definitely a place I’d go again. You should check it out… the chicken salad sandwich was WONDERFUL!

 

 

I also had the chance to sit down and visit with my former professor, slave driver and friend Jennifer Benson in the Communications Department at Emmanuel College. Seems I won the Comm Dept. Alumni Award this spring, but I was in Haiti and unable to attend. They were gracious enough to accept my reason for absence.

 

Now I am in Royston for a few days, back at my home there with Mary Beth and enjoying the Roystonian breakfast. In a few days I will be traveling to North Carolina and will be there through Thanksgiving (well that’s the plan for now, but we know how my plans function these days).

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Currently I am sitting in a rocking chair, overlooking a valley full of fall colors and enjoying the cool breeze brushing against my skin.

In these north Georgia mountains it is training camp for almost 200 World Racers. The hills echo with declarations of God’s freedom, love, healing and amazing grace -the sound of a generation seeking the Kingdom of God and coming alive in the knowledge of Him.

It’s a beautiful thing.

Here are a few photos from the past few days.

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A Summer in Photos: Ukraine Part 2

 

Babushkas on a Bench

 

 

ёжик в тумане ("Hedgehog in the Fog") monument

 

 

Vika and Nastia look like they are up to something

 

 

An acoustic afternoon

 

 

Until we meet again

 

 

Scrapbook Love

 

 

Just what I need for survival

 

 

Conversations over pizza

 

 

Sushi Happiness

 

 

A Walk in the Park

 

 

Soli Deo Honor Et Gloria

 

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All Rights Reserved.

A Summer in Photos: Ukraine Part 1

 

On the Streets of Lviv

 

The Percussion Duo

 

To Be a Radish

 

Wall Flowers

 

Bracelet Making

 

Identity: The Crowd Fades Away

 

I will wait for you in Odessa

 

Pondering Stalin

 

Slava Ukraina (Glory to Ukraine)

 

Purple Maze

 

Conquering the Wall

 

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