Going on Faith

Spring 2017

The Magazine for faith-based travel planners.

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BY A S H L E Y R I C K S going on faith [ spring 2017 ] Faith, Family and Travel [ KENWOOD NORTHEAST BAPTIST CHURCH ] JIM AND MARSHA BOOKER WHO DO YOU PLAN FOR? Kenwood Northeast Baptist Church in Crestwood, Kentucky WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE? Jim's favorite Scripture is the story of Elijah and the widow of Zarephath in 1 Kings 17 because "there are so many nuggets of wisdom" to be gleaned from the selection. Marsha's favorite is Proverbs 3:5-6 because it is such a good piece of advice to keep in our minds and our hearts as we go through each day. WHERE ARE YOU FROM? Jim and Marsha grew up in Shelbyville, Kentucky, and were high school sweethearts. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DESTINATION? Both Jim and Marsha love Hawaii because of its breathtaking beauty. Israel was another favorite for the couple, who called it "eye opening" after the way the destination brought the stories of Scripture to life for them. WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? Jim and Marsha are the proud grandparents of two little girls and enjoy spending much of their free time with them. Jim also enjoys singing and composing music. J im and Marsha Booker's lives can be summed up in three words: faith, family and travel. Both Jim and Marsha grew up in in Shelbyville, a city east of Louisville in Kentucky. Jim was very active in music. He belonged to several singing groups and traveled a lot performing with them. His love of travel rubbed off on his high-school sweetheart, Marsha, and the couple continued to travel quite a bit after they were married. Travel has helped Jim and Marsha make an impact on their friends and family. Jim is senior pastor of Kenwood Northeast Baptist Church in Crestwood, Kentucky, and the couple has inspired a love of travel in their church family. Not only has the church's travel group increased in numbers, but other blessings have followed, too. FAITH F A C E S T R A V E L of T R A V E L T I P S TIP 1 Do your research for wherever you're going, even down to the restaurants and parking. TIP 2 Find out what types of things your travelers enjoy and plan your trip around those. TIP 3 Don't pick a hotel just because it's cheap; pick places your group will want to stay in again if they return to the area. TIP 4 Include as much as you can in the cost of your trip, and be organized so there are no surprises for people planning their spending. BY A S H L E Y R I C K S

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