Ossining, NY: Spencer, Andrea, and Friends

When we come into an area, we usually have one family that we “know” there. However, in Ossining, we had THREE (and throughout our time there, we met many more families who we will never forget!). We parked the RV there before we headed off to the city…and then we came back to it on Monday to spend more time hanging out with these amazing families.

I “met” Andrea quite awhile ago and have always loved her gentle spirit and her sensitive heart towards the Lord. Some of you may know her as “The Flourishing Mother” in the blogosphere. She writes delightful entries about her role as a Christian mother and wife. Spencer and Andrea have 3 girls (14, 7, 5) and a little boy (2)…and we just ADORE this family. Bella got along famously with the kids and is still talking about them to this day. We stayed up late into the night talking with Spencer and Andrea…we ate the most amazing food (tofu tacos…yum yum!)…and experienced blessed fellowship. They fed us not only physically, but spiritually as well. We felt such a connection with them and know that our paths will cross again.

We spent a wonderful afternoon with Dorothy and Keith and their girls. Keith is a fellow “greaser”…who bought a Golden Fuel Systems kit and will be installing it in his Suburban soon. Matt and Keith went “grease hunting” and found nearly 200 gallons of grease for the RV and for Keith to store for future use. Dorothy and I enjoyed hot tea and watched the girls play princess and ride the bikes around the neighborhood.

I also had the pleasure of meeting “L.L. Barkat” from Seedlings in Stone and Green Inventions Central. Laura is an incredibly intelligent and sweet spirit…and I so enjoyed getting to know her better.

It was VERY difficult to pull the RV out of Ossining…it’s always hard to say goodbye, but this was the hardest so far. Andrea wrote in our ‘tour book’ before we left and said, “…God brings His people together at a time of need and definitely NOT by chance.” I couldn’t have said it better myself. We know God had all of these “appointments” already planned and we are so thankful.

Photo album here.


  1. And so it goes. You moved on, but you still remain in a little place in our hearts. Thanks for sharing your life with us (and a small seat in the oh-so-cool RV.)

    Comment by L.L. Barkat — November 12, 2007 @ 12:04 pm

  2. Sara,
    It was sad to see you all leave. :)
    We were all blessed by your staying here. I love how God does His thing!

    Comment by Andrea — November 12, 2007 @ 1:00 pm

  3. Wow..you are SO BLESSED!! How wonderful…so encouraging to read this account. I just wish my 24 year old daughter could find a few such kind of people to connect with!!

    Comment by Elizabeth — November 12, 2007 @ 9:34 pm

  4. Wow. An eco-friendly RV-er who talks about God so openly?

    I definitely didn’t find this blog by chance. A new friend of mine gave me your blog address and I thought I’d check it out.

    Good stuff here.

    :) Chrissy

    Comment by Chrissy — November 15, 2007 @ 1:30 am

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