Today we arrived in RENO! We got to our super nice Vrbo with a sketchy trampoline in the backyard and some free scooters, which Mr Green was quick to take advantage of, and almost quicker to fall off of. After taking our dirt road back into town, we settled in at Calvary Baptist Church (where are meeting are being held), to reconnect with Pastor Andy Gleiser, and hear his hopes for the week. Following Pastor Andy Gleiser's brief history lessons on the origins of the city of Reno, we went to da' Hub to try something we don't have in indy, coffee. Walking the strip in downtown Reno, Pastor Andy Gleiser brought us past the Silver Legacy Casino. This is where he was able to give us firsthand evidence of the "joy," that is promised in sin. Pastor Andy asked us to spot the joy, to spot the laughter, to spot even just a glimmer of happiness that the lights of the casino promised. To this there was silence. From this lesson, we drove to the base of a large hill. The mile hike led to a gazebo overlooking downtown Reno. We could see the Airport, numerous casinos, and tens of thousands of unsaved people. We prayed over the city, and this is where the mission truly began.
-Bekah & Owen Ruley