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Planes, Captain Hook, And Friends

on September 12, 2011

I am typing my blog as we speak on the airplane...we r returning from Tucson, AZ and Newport News, VA.- we went coast to coast in just 2 1/2 days.

We had a fantastic time in Newport News!! It was a very early airport call so no time for hikes or other adventurous exercise, however, we did have time to eat lunch thanks to our driver Tommy.

Our show was on the campus of Christopher Newport University named after the original Captain Hook (according to Tommy) but you might want to check your history books just to be safe.

We had a matinee with Jaci V. and Salvador- good times and great peeps!!! Shelley took a picture on her camera...sorry.

It was great visiting with our dear friends, Brennan and Sarah...we loved visitation and the deluxe choc chip cookies they brought us ...hee hee! So "sweet" of them.

Later that evening we joined our efforts with a wonderful international church planting ministry called, ICM. We had the honor and privilege to meet some tremendous heroes of the faith...from all over the world - Pakistan, China, Peru, Columbia, Korea and so much more. It was our delight to celebrate 25 years with them that evening in song! We send our prayers and our sincere gratitude for all ICM is doing to build the Kingdom for Christ!!!

We took so many pictures that night but not with my camera...I wished I had one for you to see...

Our next early morning airport call would bring us to Tucson, AZ. Once we landed we grabbed our two rental cars and headed to our hotel. The girls and Michael had some extra time to maybe do some sightseeing... Shelley did some snooping around via internet and found this great organic restaurant. It was located in the city -right near the AZ University. Such a cute place...lots of shops and cafe's. However, the first destination did not meet our appetite needs (healthy of course) so we had to venture off to another location and so glad we did. We found a jewel of a joint called Wilko...whew wee!!! It was so unique and delicious!!

Take a look at what I had.

A chicken breast sandwich with mint slaw drizzled with curry garlic mustard- yee haw that was some good eatin!!! Oh, and for an appetizer we had rosemary mint cashews - who would have ever thunk it?....crazy good!!

Nothing like a great meal to get u ready for a great show! The people of Tucson were absolutely FANTASTIC!!! They had to have been one of the most enthusiastic crowds in some time.

As a matter a fact we got to see Penny again.

We met Penny 15 years ago in Seattle, Washington where she shared her story of being on the brink of suicide, heard our song "The Great Divide" on the radio and from the actual location...she said the Lord ministered to her heart through song and now 15 years later we see her again sharing another great story.

If you notice in the picture her hair is blue, she was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and on Wednesday will be having surgery (a brand new type of surgery) to stop the disease. She wanted to go all out by coloring her hair blue.

Would you join POG in praying for Penny this Wednesday? If this surgery works, it could change the lives for millions of people. Amen!!!

I can't think of a better note to end on than PRAYER!!!

Thanks again to our fans in Newport News, Tucson AZ., ICM and the wonderful volunteers that help our shows run smoothly!! God bless you all and God Bless America!!!! Amen and Amen!!

Leigh

Comments

Dear POG
Love you !
When will tracks be available to Candy cane lane !??!?
I am a worship minister and have two adult daughters and would LOVE music to Candy cane lane !!!

How cool for Penny, to have the opportunity to see you twice!! That's awesome that your music can touch many people lives, and that's possible only because you let God use your lives and gifts!!! Thanks for let Him use you! You are so special for me!! And I pray Penny's surgery will go well, and God will keep using her life to be a testimony for many others!!!

Love you girls!!
God bless y'all...

From Brazil, Karen