I spent the last week in the beautiful state of Minnesota, visiting friends and family, and participating in the board meetings of Christian Fellowship Union. Once I get over the initial shock of everyone looking exactly like me, I always enjoy Minnesota.
On Wednesday, I had breakfast in downtown Minneapolis, then drove over the same bridge that would collapse 5 hours later. That, my friends, illustrates the fragility of life. My host’s neighbor called, saying that her son drove over that bridge ten minutes before it collapsed. I have posted more trip comments and video below.
I was on my college buddy, Kerry Liebelt’s, farm when we got word that I-35 was in the Mississippi. Kerry was planning to take the next morning off and not be live on the air, but he drove in to KTIS and participated in a morning of prayer and comfort. You can hear Kerry every weekday morning from 9 am to noon on KTIS.
Pastor John Piper, of Bethelehem Baptist Church, has posted to his blog the words he used when he tucked his daughter into bed the night of the bridge collapse. You can read his comforting words here.
Here are the video highlights of my Minnesota trip (including Ray Vigstol, chairman of the CFU board, doing an Elmer Fudd impersonation in the St. Cloud flower garden). Enjoy…
Hell’s Kitchen Breakfast with Gary and Sueli Ost
Dinner with Dirk and Pricilla Riveness (and a few of their children)
Commuting with Kerry Liebelt – from KTIS to his farm
My return to Northwestern College – 20 years after graduatingDinner with Kerry and Kirsten Liebelt
Hanging out with the Liebelts – part one
Hanging out with the Liebelts – part two
CFU board meeting clips from St. Cloud, Minnesota (flower garden bonus!)