Friday, April 30, 2010

Good bye... on to Virginia!

A friend just sent this to me and I had to share it...

What is it that sustains me from day to day? At the end of each day is my glory found in my doctrinal stances, or is it in my relationship with the Father, and the love shared with brothers and sisters in Messiah? I choose the latter. I am not trying to imply that doctrine is not important, but it is not the greatest.

Well I'm in the last 24 hour count down before leaving for Virginia. I'm running around finishing up projects and last minute packing. I'm a little nervous and not looking forward to the airports at all but also excited for what's ahead in Virginia. I'll be flying out of Seattle tomorrow morning early and returning on the 1st of June.
For those who haven't heard, I'll be working with some good friends at Buxton Farms which is a Joel Salatin style farm now being run by our good friend Joe Murphy. I'm also going to have the privilege of meeting Joel and touring Polyface Farms. Much of what I'll be doing is odd jobs, remodeling, and building to get Buxton Farms into efficient running condition as it was quite run down. 

I'm excited to go work hard on a farm and hopefully learn lots. I'm also very excited to help out and share this time with the dear Murphy family. It'll be a pleasure! I'm looking forward to the good discussions we'll have and playing with the children in our spare time.

I'll probably not have time to post on this blog while I'm gone but will save that for when I return. I am bringing my camera and hope to document the trip well. I will be giving short updates via facebook so please look me up on there if you haven't already. Here's the link to my page:

Goodbye my hometown friends! I'll miss you much! 



  1. Hooray! Virginia or bust!!

    See you tomorrow, Jon! :) :)

  2. Hey, I have an idea... How many Murphy's can you pack in your suitcase and bring back with you? ;) Have a wonderful trip! Learn lots!


  3. I have those that want me to stay in Virginia and then those who are wanting me to bring the Murphys back... hmmm I feel torn between the two. Unfortunately I'm only bringing a small backpack so there isn't much if any extra room.

  4. Have a wonderful and safe trip Jon. We know that you'll have a super time with the Murphy's (plus we are jealous that you'll get to see Polyface farms but we will try to get over it - Ha!)This should be an amazing learning opportunity. Stay close to the Lord and lean on Him and acknowledge Him in all your ways and He will direct your path. How early do you have to fly out of Seattle? The earliest flight we ever caught was 6:00 am and I think we were living in Lynden at the time. We will miss you but it was great visiting with you and your family at the conference! God Bless - The Bryan Clan

  5. I'm flying out at 9:45AM but I'll leave around six to grab some breakfast with dad.