This is going to be a candid and openly honest post from Nicole. Bethany is such a slacker and refuses to post, so here I am, Nicole Wakefield, humble servant here to serve. Serve a post. But I'm not feeling much inspiration and definitely no chills, so I'm just going to type, and whatever flows from my fingers GOES! No backspacing today! Come what may... Lawd help us.
Okay, on a serious note, Heritage really was amazing this year. It always is.
God moved in such a special way in every single service.
|The church was packed out from day 1!|
|Bro. Dunlap preached the first night|
This picture was taken on Friday night. Elder Dudley preached the last service and the altar call was so powerful. We saw TWO different people holding up these "polio" canes. We don't know the back story on these two happenings, but ya'll can put two and two together like we did. Heh heh. Beth help me out here.
**Update! I just found out that this picture is when a girl got healed from Multiple Sclerosis!! Thank you Jesus!**
______ morning Bro. Nathan Morton preached.
Seating was CRAZY. I think last year we came a couple hours early to get good seating. This year we lived on the edge and just showed up on time. Most nights this surprisingly worked out. This night pictured was one night that we didn't get too good of a seat. But it did make for a good picture!
Steph voxing with her adorable dog, Stetson. Cuteness!
Andrew's attempt at keeping us fed.
Cara, Nicole, Bethany, and Danae
Thursday night was the lock-in at the Olympic Training Center. They had a total of over 700 youth there! It was hoppin. Much fun was had, and Nicole also temporarily lost her hearing after being smacked in the head with a volleyball. #excitement #youneverappreciatewhatyoudadtillitsgone
Aaand here we are in front of the cutest little pizza restaurant!
Guess what we did here? YES. We ordered. (Beth uploaded these pictures. I guess she liked this place. No idea why else there'd be so many pics of this place)
The Group. Plus one unknown man, who I just noticed. Anyone want to claim him?
There is never a dull moment with these two. And by these two, I mean Shalay and Stephanie. There is many a dull moment with Nicole. -Nicole
Really, there never was a dull moment. From Wooten's slide to burning ourselves on hot lasagna... We never stopped laughing! One morning I awoke from a typically short night of sleep, and stumbled into the bathroom to put in my contacts, only to find my case dry and empty. I was quite confused and thought that perhaps this was actually Beth's contact case... So I called out to Beth and asked if she had put her contacts in?? Had she put MY contacts in?? Where were my contacts? Had someone sneaked in and stolen them? No.
Exhibit A. My contact case.
Exhibit B. Shalay's contact case.
|This is not EXACTLY her case...but its the closest I could find. They were pretty close in resemblance.|
So yeah...Turns out Shalay and I wear almost the same prescription! She stumbled into the bathroom before me and stole my contacts. Hahaha.
Thank GOODNESS I always travel with a backup pair of contacts!
You'd never know from the outside of this place what treasures are to behold on the inside! (A little dingy on the outside for some reason... Maybe this is meant to depict the parable of the ____________? Couldn't think of one.)
The girls. All single but the one on the left. Start calling some pastors guys!
|You're welcome girls.|
Cherie, Bethany, and Nicole with one of the sweetest and cutest gals in Pentecost! Vivian!
This is the part of the story where the group posed in the middle of the basketball courts for a picture. I was searching high and low for these people half of the night! Turns out they were in a huddle in the middle...
Notice how Nicole is not in the picture?
Well, this very well could be the exact moment in which I was being mauled by a volleyball. All alone...fending for myself. Half deaf...
You know who you are.
This picture has significance that most you all will not understand. Bethany and I hardly get our picture taken together, so every rare occasion that it happens, we are overjoyed and must document it.
Oh yeah. And Bobby. LOL.
P.S. If the maid from Room 1424 is reading this, I left my purple flats in the room. If you have them and want to help a sister out, email me for my address! I'll trade them for the clippers I found last year.
Also, if anyone reading this is missing ONE size 6.5 black flat, Cherie Marchbanks has it. Crazily enough, out of 5 girls, its none of ours. Unless Shalay is still wearing my contacts and can't recognize her shoe.
Yours Truly, and unedited,