Since Nikki and I attended Crown College in Powell, TN, returning to East Tennessee is always enjoyable. We had the wonderful opportunity this weekend to be a part of the Missions Conference at Victory Baptist Church in Sevierville, TN. Pastor Aaron Swain’s parents were our teachers in college, and his sister and brother-in-law will be our co-workers in Cambodia, so the family is near and dear to us. We enjoyed the beautiful scenery from our accommodations in the Smokies, as well as wonderful fellowship with the Ruppel and Sommer families, both faithful missionary families who are preparing to return to their fields. It was a refreshing and encouraging time. For the remainder of the week, we will be in Pigeon Forge, attending our mission agency’s Candidate Week for a time of training.