While we were there, we drove by the places we will be parked and working for the next six weeks. Our NOMADS assignment begins Monday Jan 9th. So we are on our final week here at Colonia del Rey. In the past several weeks, we have met some pretty cool people. George and Karin Kilgore are from Colorado Springs. They have moved on to San Antonio for a few days, then will head south for Donna, Tx where they will meet up with some friends. George and Pam are from Iowa. He loves fishing and Texas Hold’em. They are here for the duration of winter. Denny and Barb are from Pennsylvania. Denny is a retired steel worker. They recently lost their Golden Retriever so we share Cody with them. Dick and Nancy along with Kern and his wife are retired truckers. Dick and Kern bailed us out of a jam when we went to Houston for Christmas. They jointly decided they would help me replace a flat tire with the spare tire on our truck. They will be here for the winter also. These are just a few of the folks we have met since being here.
On our way back from Sinton, we passed a couple of motor homes headed South into Corpus Christi. After one more stop we finally got back home and discovered the motor homes we had passed earlier where sitting in Colonia del Rey. One of them was just a couple of sites from us. After walking the fur babies and getting a few minor things done around our home, I decided to go meet the neighbors. I took them a copy of the weekly schedule of activities. Dave and Joy along with Tom and his wife were the two couples we passed on the highway. They are from Montana.
Tom introduced himself by saying, “Hello, my name is Tom, Shalom.” That caught my attention. Dave and Tom are entering the world of full time RVing. Joy asked if we were planning on workamping. After a few more questions I had the opportunity to share how God moved us into retirement and this lifestyle we are about to begin.
Last night, before I dozed off, I read my daily devotional that was based on Hebrews 11:8 - "By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going."
When Abraham left his comfort zone to go where God told him to go, he had no idea what lie ahead other than God had instructed him to go. Abraham stepped out in faith with the confidence that God would fill in the details as needed.
In 5 days, we begin our journey - in faith with the confidence that God knows what He is doing.
We are going to miss this place. God will take us to other places where we will meet more cool people. Life is about to get super good.
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