Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Jamestown Report

If any of you were eagerly checking my blog each day for news regarding Jamestown, then I suppose you were disappointed. In reality, we had a great time! However, we were instructed that we could not use the internet at all in the treasure hunt. Whether I could have blogged or not, I'm not sure, but I used that as the excuse to put the blogging on hold for a week. I also had very little time to get on the PC anyway as the days were taken up in hunting for the treasure, and the evenings passed quickly trying to squeeze in here and there a Vision Forum event (or doing laundry! :-) )

I want to devote this space to publically thank Vision Forum and Doug Phillips for the enormous amount of time and effort they and he have put into this endeavor. We will never forget the experience we had searching for the gold, and discovering the providential Hand of God as our true National Treasure along the way. We were able to stay in the hunt until Friday morning, when we were eliminated, leaving only three finalists. My congratulations go out to the Thomas family for winning the treasure, and to all the other finalists who made it to Jamestown for the hunt.

We learned so much history last week. It was an excellent cap to our 7 months of study on Jamestown and Virginia history.

So, thank you Mr. Phillips. Thank you Vision Forum. You are truly a blessing to our family, and to this country.


Anonymous said...

VF deserves a huge standing ovation from our entire nation, doesn't it?! They took on an awesome task and persevered thru all the hard work to its end. It was a wonderful to be there to witness their efforts and enjoy all their hard work.

I'm enjoying your blog. It was nice to meet you and your family in Williamsburg. May God bless you and yours as you serve Him in OK.

Anonymous said...

Glad to have met you through this hunt. We hope to keep in touch and we'll drop by here often. :o)

Anonymous said...

Do you happen to have taken any pictures during the hunt? Just curious! If you did, will you share some? We have been reading the6willi blog, and are enjoying hearing what happened during the final days. It sounds like you had an intense (but fun!) time!
2 of my sisters made it to Doug's Blog! :) (My older sister and the baby.)

Mike Southerland said...

Actually, we were prohibited from using a camera during the hunt. So, our pictures were hurriedly taken on the weekend before we had to leave town on Sunday.

The President said...

They did a fantastic job in this wonderful hunt!