Showing posts from June, 2006

The Artic Edge

Just a quick note to let y'all know that there were four kids who prayed to accept Christ today in Jana's class at Bible school.  God is good.

from Bennett

I just wanted to give a little commentary to add to Jana's post about our first week.

The reason why we were on a cruise around The Lake is very simple. Scott and his wife were invited to be on the cruise of Ironman VIP's because he is the pastor of Northstar and Northstar was providing a large number of volunteers to do stuff that no one else wanted to volunteer for. Scott could not go on the cruise because he was out buying enough Sunny Delight to serve 3,000 people the next day. So he asked us to go in his place.

The guests included, the city council, the mayor, some of the chamber of commerce, the president of Ironman, a bunch of the staff of Ironman and several no-names like us. The coolest part of it for me was getting to meet and have a conversation with David Rozelle. He won an Ironman award for "Everyday Hero" or something like that. Basically, he lost his foot in Iraq and went back into action with a fake one. And last Sunday he swam 2.4 mi. biked 112 …

our first week

If you are curious about about what the Sanderson's have been up to lately, here are a few pictures. This one is from our cruise around Lake Coeur d'Alene with the IronMan staff.

This past week we volunteered for the IronMan competition that was held here. Over 2,000 athletes competed from all over the country and all over the world.

In the midst of all the activities, we have had a little unpacking to do. I think there may be just a few boxes left.

On Saturday the church and mission teams here helped feed pancakes to over 1,000 people participating or helping with the IronMan.

This week please pray for us as we are helping with a VBS at another church in our association. That Artic Edge song will get stuck in your head. Beware!

We are so thankful to be here, and we are really thankful for your prayers. Come see us! We miss you already.

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations. Ma…

Prayer Requests

It's day one of our life in this new place. We are just beginning to get an idea of the adventure that awaits us. But it strikes me that the adventure we face is not that different from the one that faces each one of us each and every day. Every day each of us is presented with 24 hours. During that time we have things to do. We manage our body: feeding it, resting it, disciplining it to various degrees. We deal with our emotions: doubts, fears, desires, dreams. These are things that we have no option about. They have to be tended to. They are an adventure in themselves. Then there is the added adventure of the outside world. In that world there are people. People with problems that seem so diverse, but they really all stem from the same thing. The world is fallen, disconnected in some way from God. That really is the problem and the challenge that we face here in Idaho and that you face wherever in the world you are.

So our adventure, made possible by the sacrifice a…

Road Trip

Tuesday night began our big move to Idaho. Thanks so much to everyone who came over to help load the Penske. We already miss ya'll! All of our stuff really fit into a 16 x 10 ft van.

Day 1:
We barely made it out of TX. It is so big! We spent the night at a campground in New Mexico.

There was a pretty scary dinosaur outside our cabin, but we didn't let that stop our fun.

Day 2:
We drove all of the way through Colorado to the border of Wyoming. Thanks Ryan for the driving tips. We saw a volcano, drove 35 mph up a mountain, and saw Pikes Peak (we think). So is that Pike's Peak? The big white hill. (see below)

Day 3:
We drove through Wyoming. A man at the gas station said, "You better be careful. Sometimes the winds on that interstate will blow trucks over."
"Oh my goodness" said me.

So we kept driving and driving and driving and driving until we reached Montana where we set up tent for the night.

Day 4:
I made it through my first night sleeping in a tent, and Bennet…

Grand Opening!!

Welcome to the Grand Opening of the Sandersons' new blog Life in the Big Potato!

This will be devoted to recording and updating our ministry and life experience as we move to Coeur 'd Alene, Idaho. Please come back often. We want you to be a part of what is happening in our lives.