Beasts, Burdens, Barbecue and Blues

Today we finally got to do something other than riding in a bus!  It was a great day exploring the historic and energetic city of Memphis.

We started the day by going to the Memphis zoo. There were tons of animals that you wouldn’t normally see in a zoo in Minnesota like giraffes, pandas, hippos, and elephants. It was really exciting to see Evan Bailey enjoy the zoo and listen to him talk about the animals. (:

After going to the zoo we went to the Civil Rights Museum. The museum was an eye opening experience for all ages. Some were first time visitors and others were back for their second visit or more. Overall everyone learned something new and had a very memorable experience.

B.B King’s was so good–the best food ever on Beale street.  I was shopping so crazy and it was fun as heck.  It was exciting to be with our friends.  The music was great–even some dancing with random folks–CRAZY!  The best part was the “flippers” and the tricks they did in the air as street performers.  (You may know about them from America’s Got Talent).  All in all Beale street was so crazy and fun.

Tonight after we returned from Beale Street we worshiped as a large group at the hotel for the first time on the trip. It was exciting to have everyone in one spot worshiping and singing songs all together. There is just something about being with 96 of your closest friends that makes everything perfect.

It really was the perfect end to a perfect day.  More great friendships made, lessons learned, along with the joy and laughter that is Friends in Faith.

We thank you all for your support and go forward on our journey with God–next to Pensacola, Florida.  (Another long day on the bus–argh!)

Brent Gerber’s Group of Awesome Friends and Faithers!

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