Sunday night we drove nearly 2 hours to get to a meeting in southern Mississippi. We are northerners, and so needless to say we do not know this area. At all. We have been here many times for weeks at a time, but suffice it to say, we still don't KNOW the area.
We had a meeting at Pineview Baptist Church. And we showed up at Pineview Baptist Church... but in Laurel... Not in Lucedale. You can see the ease with which the mistake was made.
We arrived a little early in order to set up our display and meet the pastor. Dan found him and stepped into his office. The pastor was kind, and asked what could he do for us, and Dan said we were the missionaries he had scheduled to present the ministry. Obviously the pastor looked a little puzzled, and when everyone was on the same page we realized we were in the wrong church and the wrong town!
Well our honest mistakes are really just God's appointments that we weren't aware of! The preacher was such a gracious man and he gave Dan the whole service to tell his people about our mission and call. it was a great evening and the people were glad for our mistake! They said they would like to get us back when we were all expecting it! :)
Dan then talked with the pastor from the church we were expected at. All kinds of things could have happened there! As only the Lord can do... he had a message that was only able to be half completed in the morning service, and this allowed him to finish it that evening! Whew!
In honor of that event a friend sent us an email. I laughed out loud, and thought it is appropriate to attach it here. Enjoy!