On the Road

Riley attended his first missions event this past Sunday! We traveled to Denham Springs, LA where Daniel and I manned a table at a WorldCrafts event and then I spoke about my time as a Journeyman. The trip began, though, with us visiting some of Daniel's 2nd cousins who live in Denham Springs. They came to the wedding, but that was the last time we saw them. We were excited about getting to catch up with them and introduce them to the newest Bramlett! Speaking of the newest Bramlett - here he is at the beginning of the trip...

We were so hopeful that he would sleep the whole way (1 1/2 hours)

He decided 30 minutes was enough! :)

My attempt at documenting a South Louisiana "fall"

Riley and Daniel's cousin, Patsy

Daniel's cousin, Carmen Jean (whose house we visited), has over the years done a ton of research regarding their family tree. Here is a picture she had of Daniel's father (Carl Riley) on her computer. No doubt that Riley is related to him! In fact, the minute Patsy and Carmen Jean saw Riley, they said, "That is Carl Riley Bramlett!"

The whole gang
(L to R) Ted, Patsy, Me, Daniel, Riley, Carmen Jean and Gary

And then it was off to the WorldCrafts event. Riley got hungry while we were manning our table...

Hey cutie!

We were assigned the China table. They didn't have an african table. People kept coming up and asking if we were currently serving in China or if we'd just recently come home. I had to keep saying, "I've never been to China" :) We sold a lot of items, though, so that was exciting!

There were two other journeygirls there and a lady who is currently serving at the Baptist Friendship House here in New Orleans

(L to R) Me, Stefanie (served in Pakistan), Kim (Baptist Friendship House), and Lindsey (served in India)

What a fun time! Even though it's been 5 years since I returned to the U.S. (so hard to believe it's been that long!), I still love telling people about my experiences in South Africa. I'm very thankful we had the opportunity to attend this event as a family. I pray that one day Riley will be passionate about making the Lord's name known among the nations!

1 comment:

  1. Laura, it is AMAZING to believe we've been back 5 years. WOW. Hey, why aren't you wearing that baby on your back like a true african? ;) MISS YOU!