October 7, 2007

Attended three events in Colville this week - Stevens County Republican Women lunch meeting on Monday, Stevens County Homebuilders Association dinner meeting on Tuesday, and WSU Extension Harvest Dinner on Saturday. All three were good opportunities to connect and network, and to listen to community issues. Wednesday through Friday were spent at the AgForestry Columbia River Seminar in Vancouver. It was a great opportunity to pepper our presenters with questions related to 7th District issues, especially on PUD public power issues and salmon recovery policies. When I first started this campaign last summer, I was concerned that overlapping with the second year of my AgForestry Leadership seminars would be a problem. Thankfully, the time commitment has not been an issue, and the AgForestry seminars provide great briefings on current state policy issues. The timing has been serendipitous.

Tonight Craig and I attended a presentation by a young man from Reardan who is preparing for ministry in the overseas mission field. We’ve decided to pledge as part of his ongoing support team for the next 3 – 5 years. My young neighbor and I each feel called to service albeit in different venues, and it is wonderful when God opens doors.