February 5 - 9
Fort Wilderness, Orlando
If you are like us, we love people lives' stories. And the good news is that all of us has one. Here are their stories:
Avelino - saw us from afar checking out the Itinerant Church banner that we received at Fort Wilderness (delivery got delayed so the printing company shipped another one to the campsite) and when we passed by him he commented how beautiful it was. We had the banner packed already but we stopped and took the time to unpack the banner and talk to him about his "religious" background as he wasted no time to tell us about his catholic faith. Always an opportunity.
We met a family of six professed christians curious about the Itinerant Church and its meeting place. When we pointed to the RV curiosity probably reached its max.... They were invited to the Saturday 5 pm gathering (we do not call it service).
Jackie - next door ... better said next RV neighbor came to us with a broken heart experience with her church. After the pastor made some poor decisions the congregation fell apart. She lives with her son and parents in a RV all year round. We prayed with her and said encouraging words. She also asked for a healing prayer for a friend. She commented that many christians in the same campsite area that they know were very curious and came to her to find out about us and what Itinerant meant knowing that she had been talking to us.
We served Picanha (Brazilian BBQ beef) and spoke with our friends, Vince, Vince the son, his brother, and one of the spouses.