Finally, the report from our trip is finished! I hope you enjoyed reading about our trip to New Jersey.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

We tried to get the van packed by 6 a.m., but we didn’t and left a little bit after that. The trip was uneventful for the most part. Rocky drove at the beginning and Taku finished it. Almost everyone was sleeping at the beginning.

We decided to eat lunch at Panera. The GPS told us that there was no exit near the Panera, so we got off the highway at an early exit and took back roads to get there, only to eventually realize that the Panera was at a rest area and that we didn’t need to get off the highway. That cost us a lot of time.

I have a tradition of celebrating whenever I cross a state border. I roll down the window, wave, and honk as I’m driving past a state sign. Taku and Leanne agreed to that and we got good footage of our celebration when crossing into Ohio and Michigan.

We made it home somewhere around 6 or 7 p.m. Just before we began to unload we took our first group photo of the week that had all 10 of us in the picture. Some of us went to for dinner.

We loved our New Jersey group. We loved the trip. We loved the Rutgers group and the church. We found that ministry is not only a blessing, but it can be fun as well. We pray that our experience on this trip will continue in our spiritual lives after this and in our ministry here at Michigan.