We are Sam and Kim Wilkins and we are retired full time RVers in search of 70 degree weather.
Our home is now a 42-foot fifth wheel.
We sold our home and most of our belongings in order to see what this great United States has to offer by way of beautiful scenery. Along the way we have met some of the nicest people.
The month of December is the time of year when we take our grandchildren to an Operation Christmas Child processing center in Charlotte NC to process Gospel Opportunities in the form of gift-filled shoeboxes to be shipped out to children all over the world, spreading the word of Jesus. More blessings came in an impromptu second trip I got to tag along to Baltimore MD with another grandchild, how exciting when God puts these amazing plans together.
The first packed shoebox for us happened in 1993 then the first processing trip happened 20 years ago. This project is still very near and dear to my heart. Check it out at samaritanspurse.org and see if it is for you!
The company I worked for in the 90’s, that actually introduced me to OCC, had a dinner get together with a few ladies that still keep in touch, what a lovely time we had reminiscing and catching up on each other’s lives.
After enjoying the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays with our children and grandchildren, along with friends and family, we left our beautiful West Virginia heading south for warmer weather.
On our way to Florida we stayed at our second Harvest Host in Weldon NC, at a distillery called Weldon Mills. The hosts were very gracious and it gave us a very quiet stop along the river that is listed as a National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.
Slowly making our way south we found a rest area that provided a night’s rest but unfortunately Sam developed a fever that night and didn’t get much sleep. The fever broke the next morning so we pushed on down the road. SC roads leave a little to be desired and the next thing we knew was sitting alongside of the highway with a blowout which somewhat damaged the fender and the side of our camper. I kept watch while Sam put on the spare. Calls to every local tire company in the area did not produce the size tire we needed so we put our faith and trust in the Lord and continued on the FL making it to Stark on the 20th of December where the tire company here can order the correct size tire and we can repair any damage.
We are set up to stay until March. We’ve already reconnected with many friends who seem like family and have even been joined by friends we met in Michigan this summer.
Sam is recuperating from bronchitis, thankfully testing for everything else turned out negative, and the sunny days have begun bringing healing with each ray of sunshine.
Once again God has been so very good to us in providing what we need just at the time we need it. We are so blessed to be able to continue another year on this incredible journey.
We pray that the holidays have been kind to each and every one of you.
Blessings until next time.