Twelve years ago, Jason and I started attending Northwoods Bible Fellowship in Lakewood, WI while we were at Northland. God used that local church in our lives in a tremendous way. The pastor and his family were then and have continued to be a blessing to us. They have mentored us and encouraged us in our personal spiritual growth. We love them! Two weekends ago we had the opportunity to go to Lakewood for the weekend. There's a zoo in Lakewood that had tiger cubs. It was fun to pet these animals. The zoo was small but had a huge variety of wild creatures and they were all so close! At large zoos (we've been to many) you see animals in huge exhibits and they're usually pretty far away, but this place was crazy! We were just feet away from grizzly bears and fierce tigers. I don't think we'll ever have the opportunity to gather around a table at a Minnesota zoo and interact with tiger cubs like we did here. It was awesome.