We arrived in Sioux Falls on Thursday, June 19th about 4:30pm. As we drove into town, it started sinking in that we were a long way from home. We already miss our families and friends, but we are meeting people and enjoying it immensely.
We are living with Mike and Sue McComber right now. They are the founders and directors of the Firehouse, and truly amazing and annointed people. Here are some photos of their home, and evidences of our community living. The sun room has been used for many meals, and study times, the cups are re-used frequently, the kill count stands proudly on the fridge. The ladies think the practice is sick, but a person can only take so much destruction of a garden!
Every night many people come in off the streets to get a bag of free popcorn and share a cup of coffee. Many people play games and visit, but all are greeted with love and a smile. In the few days that we’ve been here, God is showing us what it means to love. In the past 2 days, I’ve spent 5+ hours sitting and talking with men struggling with schizophrenia. All people are created in God’s image and need love. I’ve learned a lot about the depth of my own need for God as I listen to the broken. We’ve spent quite a bit of time in the prayer room already. We are learning what it means to “wait upon the Lord.” Megan and I are stepping out a little, and trying to play drums, piano and singing! We’ve been singing scripture and singing to Jesus. Pretty fun.
We found a bike path that goes all around the city of Sioux Falls. Megan has been running 5 miles a day on it! It is very beautiful. We miss the mountains already, but everything here is so green. It’s wonderful.
As we are learning our roles here, we’ve cooked meals, prayed with homeless men, looked for housing, gone rollerblading, laughed, and cried. We will have many more stories to come, and will share them soon. Thanks for sharing this journey with us. We love you!! Grace and Peace,
Nate & Megan
PS–Before we left town, Megan and I took senior portraits again. Hope you enjoy them…