06 April 2007

another couple world-changers - kevin and tracy mawae

lincoln, kevin, me, rhett, jd in front of mo's
(somehow, kevin's 6'4" 285 lbs comes across differently than mine)

i mentioned in my last post that we were able to go to tennessee earlier this week - the seven ohlerkings went to franklin to visit kevin and tracy mawae and their kids (kirkland and abigail) for a couple nights and the day between.

it was well worth the 10-hour drive. we chilled, we played volleyball, rode a four-wheeler and a go-cart, ate grilled chicken and brisket, slept in, stayed up late talking, played with goats and basically just had a break. it was really cool. thanks for the invite, tracy.

i got to go with kevin to an fca meeting he spoke at on monday night - it was really cool to see him doing what he loves to do - help give others a shot to know Jesus like he does. also got to hang out with his friend david hood, the special teams football coach at vanderbilt, a really cool guy - left his coaching job in minnesota to allow his wife to take a role with nancy alcorn's mercy ministries in nashville.

the night we got to their house, kevin and tracy's neighbors - doug and lisa durr - were there with a couple friends of theirs - william and braley - who are from rwanda and actually were there during the 100 days genocide a decade ago. their story of how they were hidden and able to flee is an amazing account of God's mercy. he now works for africa leadership - more amazing stories of how he's been involved in ministry with them.

needless to say, it was a rush getting to connect with all of them. doug and lisa are totally cool people, william and braley, kevin and tracy - it was a crazy rush of "wow, God's got a lot of cool people on His side."

ahhhh, franklin

me with lincoln and "abigirl" (what he called her when they were younger)

kevin & tracy - thanks for all you're doing to change the world from franklin, tennessee. and thanks for changing our family's world this week - we needed it.

1 comment:

AdoptedAsHisOwn said...

Kevin and Tracy, a big hello from our family to yours! Have a very blessed Easter! and Dan and Vicky, y'all have a very blessed Easter too!