Well, the plan was to take the ferry to nearby Tokashiki Island. However, due to the two typhoons, we were not able to go. Instead, we had camp at the church. Maybe not as exciting, but all part of God's plan.
There were times of worship and teaching each day. It was neat to see the youth leading and speaking.
Since we were still on Okinawa, we found some local fun things to do.
Round 1 is a sports place with lots of sports, games, etc.
And lots of time spent with the kids.
All in all, a good time spent focused on God. We'd still like to see Tokashiki though!
It was a quite interesting visit to the "Deep South." It was way different than my image before we left. I guess I pictured hillbillies in pickups with shotguns or something; instead Birmingham is a place I could probably live in.
Here's what I learned:
1. It is HOT down here! Check out the car thermo: (Yep, it hit 107 one time)
2. Southern Hospitality is alive and well. Everyone seemed courteous and friendly, at least compared to my experience in New York.
3. Sweet Tea really is. Sweet, that is. To be honest, I found it to be too sweet, but than again so is Snapple or Arizona.
4. Many famous people were from Alabama, including Helen Keller, Hank Aaron, Nat King Cole, Coretta Scott King and others!
5. Without question, the BEST BBQ in the world comes from the South.