Thursday, February 16, 2017

Trip to Colorado (November 2016)...

Kristin and I visited Colorado as part of our annual home leave. This posting has been prepared late, thus, shortening this blog post.

I preached at LCC on Sunday and as uaual it was a blessing to be back home. LCC still does not have the senior pastor, but is mature enough to handle all church matters quite well.

I had lunch with Rev. David Chong and Rev. Kenny Hong. They serve New Life Church, the largest Korean American church in Colorado. They are old friends and we shared a lot about BAM.

We enjoyed our fellowship with the Hahms. As always it was a joyous reunion.

I had a joyful reunion with Pastor Brad Strait, Senior Pastor at Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church in Engliewood. He was a professor at the Denver Seminary when I was studying Leadership there. It was a blessing to have him as my professor.

I also met up with Kelvin Huh, Keya, Tae Gil Ryu couple, Kibok Jang couple, Jennifer Kim, Young Cho, Mike and Hyunjoo Kim, Joe and Annie Yang and Myung Sook Kim.

Bobby and Sammy Kang invited us to lunch and it was delightful to visit their artistic home. Preston has grown quite a lot and they have the second son now.

Alex So is a member of LCC and he used to live in Chiang Mai. We had a private meeting at Church's home over what God has in store for him and his family. He desires to return to the mission field but he also understands the need to take care of his children. Waiting may be his best option for now.

Chuck and Eunice Lee opened their home again and we stayed comfortably at their basement fully equipped with all amenities. They invited several couples to dinner and provided me with an opportunity to present about SfK Ministries. I am deeply grateful for their hospitality.

As part of this visit, we did a short road trip to Telluride and stayed at Victoria Inn. Driving the Million Dollar Highway from Ouray to Silverton was thrilling. The Black Canyon of the Gunnison was not as impressive as expected, but it was still pretty. Had we chosen to hike down the canyon, it could have been more inspirational.

We stayed another night at Cedar Lodge in Glenwood Springs. Initially we planned to stay longer, but chose instead to stop by Vail on the way back to Littleton. The Vail was as always fabulous with a gorgeous weather and eye-chilling cobalt sky. The town was cute, cozy and clean. We spent time sipping coffee at a deck on a chilly day but under warm sun light. When we first moved to Colorado, we skiied at Vail and was fascinated by the dry and powdery snow compared to slushy California snow.

It is always to visit beautiful and colorful Colorado where we can connect with so many people. Colorado remains our home in our hearts. - Jeffrey

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