“For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a shout of command,
with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God,
and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left,
will be suddenly caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.
And so we will always be with the Lord.
Therefore encourage one another with these words.”
(1 Thessalonians 4:16–18, NET)
As we exit Cedar Canyon Camp we are reminded that “God’s People never meet for the last time.” What an appropriate way to think about our Christian relationships!
We have found that full-time RVers are all seeking community. They find their community through different RV organizations, groups with similar interests, etc. We too have found our community among other believers who still desire to serve the Master for as long as we are physically able.
As we travel from project to project, we meet and work with folks who become our friends and our community grows. And, as we do with our fellow church-going friends, we are there to help when needed.
This is the case with our friends from our June project at MAF. They are “stuck” here while their motorhome is in the shop awaiting parts for repair. They had worked at Cedar Canyon the month before we got here and only made it 20 miles down the road when they broke down. Now, the SOWER community and Cedar Canyon are here to help them while they wait.
When we said goodbye to them in June, little did we know that we would see them only one month later. And, by extension, when we say good-bye again, it may be in heaven that we meet again. We will all one day “always be with the Lord.” As believers, our SOWER friends will never meet for the last time. 🤠 🤗
Before our project began, we did find a few hours to slip down the road on a beautifully clear, sunny morning to visit Mr. Rushmore Nat’l Monument. It is always fun to see these amazing places! 😄