The Grand Canyon in Arizona!
But before we get into this glorious National Park I would like to talk about Tuba City, Arizona. More specifically, I want to talk about Tuba City Church of Christ and it’s wonderful leaders Eric and Tracy Kee. Tuba City is a relatively small town of about 8,000 people and is about 9 square miles in the middle of the desert. The people of this town do not have much to say the least. As you drive through and around the town you see run down trailers and even shacks for homes. Stray dogs roam the streets and one of the nicest buildings in the town is the local holding facility.
From hearing the few observations I’ve made it doesn’t seem like it would be your number one relocation pick would it? Probably not. Eric was living in Arkansas, was about to get a pay raise, Tracy had a job she loved, and they both were very comfortable where they were at in life but God was calling them to do something else. The leader of Tuba City Church of Christ had passed away and the elders of the church approached Eric asking if he would take over the leadership. Eric struggled with the decision but in the end he listened to the voice from God asking him to go on this new journey. Eric took a pay cut, left a comfortable town, said good bye to health insurance, and Tracy left her job in order to take over the church.
Tuba City Church of Christ has a sanctuary, a kitchen, and also housing/showering facilities for missionaries to come stay and do work around the town. This place, this church is absolutely amazing. They are slowly but surely making an impact in the community and I am so excited for what God has in store for this church as well as Eric and Tracy’s family. I can’t wait to come back and visit this church and it’s new leaders again. Eric and Tracy are truly an inspiration and a reminder to never stop listening to God even if we do not understand and are a little scared.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” – Isaiah 55:8-9
I want to personally thank you, Eric and Tracy, for letting Michael and I stay in your facilities so we could experience the Grand Canyon for free. I also want to thank you for giving Michael the privilege to speak at your church this past Sunday. Also, Friday afternoon Mike and I encountered a youth group of about 35 members that were at Tuba City Church of Christ doing mission work and Mike was blessed enough to be able to share his testimony with the group. We were privileged enough to share Mike’s story and give out about 45 books this past weekend all because of God, Tuba City Church of Christ, and Eric and Tracy Kee.
|Eric, Tracy, and their two boys.|
Thank you again so very much!
Every time we enter a National Park, or any area in this world of God’s creation for that matter, it’s like we make a vow inside of us. A thought, a glimmer of hope, a realization that God is real. A vow to always make the most of life, to continue searching for/learning more, to not focus on worldly gain, and to never forget the beautiful world we live in. It’s breath taking each and every time.
|Tuba City was so very hot that even with our AC cranked on high it was still 95 degrees in our camper. Melvin did not mind at all being picked up so he could put his face right in the cool AC air.|
Up next Sequoia and Yosemite National Park!