I would like to thank everyone who prayed for us as we travelled to Newport Center, VT, to play music in a small church yesterday. We figured the border crossing would probably be difficult, seeing it was the 10th anniversary of the attacks on September 11th. But then, just a day or two before we were to leave, we realized that one of our passports was in Ottawa being renewed. It was not expired, but we didn’t have it with us, and a passport is required to go through the border. So, we contacted the pastor and informed him of the situation and said that we weren’t sure we would be able to be there at all. He simply replied that if God wanted us there, we would get there, and if not this time, we could re-schedule.
So, we contacted the One in charge of the border crossing and asked Him to let us through. We left early Sunday morning, and got through the border with somewhat less difficulty than usual! And, yes, the music went well, too!
En route there was a lot of really pretty scenery. It is very reminiscent of the scenery in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. I guess that’s because the scenery was made before the Canada-US border. To get to Newport Center, we had to go through Newport, which is at the south end of Lake Memphremagog.
Nestled among the Appalachian Mountains and lakes of northern Vermont, Newport previously had a very present French population due to its easy access to Quebec via the lake, and with that, much Roman Catholic influence.
Proverbs 21:1 “The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.”