My room is probably the coldest room in the house. So it was an interesting night, but satisfying nonetheless. I'm actually posting this while in class, because we don't have internet at the house yet. We can basically just eat, sleep, and read there. That's totally cool with me. Hopefully we'll get a family photo that we can put up here soon, as well so that you can see who all is living here. But I wanted to put a run down of the dudes that inhabit the Mystic Seaport:
Eric Messmore - He's the oldest of us at a ripe old age of 23. He works at Auto Bell, hates school, and loves Jesus. Same can be said for about half the guy YL leaders in Chesapeake. He goes to Old Dominion University (sometimes referred to Old Dirty), where his major is actually a big mystery to everyone. He inhabits room 4 by himself.
Jacob Heatherington - He's the guy that pretty much spearheaded the movement to move in to the Mystic Seaport. At age 20, his outlook on life is bright, as he can always be seen with a smile in his mouth, and freckles on his face. All that was said about Eric (sometimes called Mezz, or Joben) is also true of Jacob. Except that Jacob majors in Business. When a friend is feeling down, he often quotes LL Cool J - "Don't call it a comeback, cause we've been here for years."
Thomas Davis - At 20 years old, he is by far the strongest man in the house, we rely on him for heavy lifting, writing checks, and breaking necks. His beard is only surpassed by his love of God, devastating looks, and dashing personality. He was actually chosen to star in a docudrama about Chuck Norris... over Chuck Norris. He calls room 2 is home along with Jacob.
Josh Ring - The runt of the litter, he is only 18 years old, but possesses the wisdom of an 81 year old. He frequently converses with John Piper, who asks Josh for spiritual counsel on many occasions. Soft spoken, but not meek, humble, yet steadfast. He has unparalleled courage that would drive him to fight a bear with a buck knife (cause it wouldn't be fair if the bear didn't have a weapon). He lives in room 5 which is tucked away in the bowels of the Mystic Seaport.
J.T. Tworek - Room 1 on the roster, and number 1 in our hearts. He has been looking forward to this day since he was 7 months old. Tall, dark, and handsome are three adjectives that pop up on an average of every 5.9 sentences per conversation about him. Often confused with Mario Lopez, he was actually a stunt double for Taylor Lautner in the Twilight series (all the scenes with his shirt off were considered stunts). Although he is not perfect, he knows God loves him, and is excited as to what is in store for him and his brothers in the Mystic Seaport.
These paragraph descriptions do no justice to the depth of each of the constituents of our home. If you follow us here, you will journey with us as we embark on our first experience of living on our own. Hope you guys enjoy!
Quick shout out to Katie Hackett for the Mac and Cheese and cookies, and Susan Vogler for all the goodies! You guys rock!