Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Austin & Round Rock, TX: June 7-9

One part of our trip was checking out Hill Country Bible Church in Austin and the possibility of doing a church plant program out of there.  We attended service there and spent time over the 3 days with J's dad's former associate pastor, who heads up the church planting program at HCBC.  We stayed with the Peytons, a family the Dodds knew in Houston who now lives in Round Rock, just north of Austin.  Their son and Jonathan hadn't seen each other since they were 12, and now they both have 2 kids!  Their family was so generous and provided us with so much, from a place to stay to amazing homemade chocolates to t-shirts to grocery store gift cards to a great Mexican dinner out - thank you guys!!  We spent one afternoon at Zilker park, riding the train around and wading/swimming in the river - so much fun!  We also got to meet up with one of Jonathan's friends, Brad, from his Colorado days and his girlfriend as well as the Jones family with their darling 3 kids.  You know you're really into the 'family years' when the idea of a great time is hanging out at Chick-fil-A just so the kids can occupy themselves in the playhouse!  Austin was all right - we're not sure if God is leading us there, but at least we had great visits with some great people!

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