Yesterday (Thursday, the 5th) I visited an Orthodox Church for the first time. Not during a liturgy or anything, but to speak with Father John Peck, the founder of JourneytoOrthodoxy.com (who I am lucky enough to have be the Priest in Prescott). The Church, even though small, is extremely beautiful (not in the way the Hagia Sophia was, but in a simple way). Father John was an incredible person to talk to, and seems to be both fairly pius and very intelligent, which is always a good combination in a Priest (at least, I think it is). Tomorrow I'm going to be attending my first liturgy, since the Church has one on Fridays and I have to be back in Prescott anyways.
I really want to thank everyone on OC.net for the intelligent posts I've read that helped me be convinced of Orthodoxy, and also for the stories of those who have joined in the past, which gave me some courage from the fear I had about going to an Orthodox Church, by myself, for the first time ever. I also want to thank all of you who prayed that I will be able to find a way to the Orthodox Church regularly, because I was able to get into Prescott yesterday, and got to meet with Father John in person. I am going to be in Prescott tomorrow, and will get to experience my first Divine Liturgy. And, I am about 90% certain I will be able to attend the new member's class on Saturday. As well, I am about 90% certain I will be going to the Church next Sunday for Divine Liturgy as well.
So far, it seems the prayers of the faithful on OC.net are working (oh, and at least one of my family members is starting to ask questions about Orthodoxy, because they really are interested; hopefully this is a good sign of things to come).