Soon after we started, the power went out!
A severe wind/thunderstorm came through at about 5:45 p.m. The same storm that tragically blew the big stage down at Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose.
In the basement of the church, we were aware of the storm only because we had no lights.
Someone knew where there were enough candles to keep us in low light for the rest of the evening. It was kind of fun, but made pictures rather difficult....
Kathryn and Don A led worship - unplugged - using headlamps (where did they come from, anyway?) to light their music....
It was a fun evening until we heard the report of the downed stage at BJV.....Andrew was there, with a VIP pass....also, the son of one of the elders was there with the same kind of pass - one that would make it possible that either or both of our sons were on the stage at the time.
We found out later that Scott and his friends were also there.
We were relieved to get ahold of Andrew almost right away - and Scott, within an hour after we learned he was there.
The other family didn't hear directly from their son while we were all there, but they had heard from someone else that the group he was with was in the camping area at the time.
I am thankful for God's hand on His children.