Burgers and bruises? you ask. Yes. I’d say that was the theme of our recent cook-out held at Rick and Jamie Hartley’s. We had a great turn out of almost 50 people despite the pending bad weather. We enjoyed several hours of good fellowship and food and got to know students and families that we didn’t have the privilege of knowing prior. After about an hour of meeting, Rick cut his finger while using the grill and had to be taken to the hospital! We are happy to report he is healing with 4 stitches and should be able to return to basic use of this thumb after a few weeks. If we do this again, we certainly hope to avoid a repeat of that! For me, the most enjoyable part of the evening was meeting people I had never been able to meet before. I hope everyone enjoyed this aspect and came away refreshed to have interacted with brothers and sisters in Christ.