Hi Everyone, Merry Christmas!! Its been a while since we updated. I had been in Nairobi since the 20th of Oct, trying to recover from the illness which forced me to be med-evaced from Mpanda. Jamie and Lily returned to Mpanda a week after we arrived in Nairobi, and spent the next several week in Mpanda. But eventually, they ran out of cooking gas and decided that becuase my progress was so slow they’d come to Nairobi to be with me. That was the middle of November. We spent about a month together in Kenya, continuing to try to figure out why it was taking so long for me to feel better. Around the 15th of Dec, we came to realize that we had pretty much exhausted our options in Nairobi. So we made the big decision to travel back to the US. We arrived on the 19th and have spent a nice Christmas with our family (which included the baptism of my new little niece Ainsley). I have seen several docs here in our week in the US. One thought he had an idea, but we’ll have to see. So, we are in the US, we’re not sure for how long. I appreciate your prayers, keep’em up!
Hi Friends. Forgive us for not having posted in a while. As many of you know, Jamie and I were on different continents for almost 2 months. Jamie and the kids returned to the US in mid May while I stayed to finish my course and then joined them after graduating with my Masters in Bible Translation on July 4th. Last sunday was a very happy reunion for our little family. 7.5 weeks is a long time to be apart from your family (esp. when you have three little kids).
It occurred to us this week, however, that we may not have done a very good job of letting those who know us know that we have now officially returned on what our organization calls ‘furlough.’ This is basically a time to return to our home country and reconnect with family and friends, to rest and have a bit of a holiday (vacation). So we are in the US from now until the beginning of February 2010. We’d love to have a chance to get together with as many of you as we can….so feel free to contact us, or comment here on the blog and we can use the email you have to supply to get in touch with you.I don’t think you have to post your email for all to see (just me). Thanks all. I suppose now that the internet connections we have are really good, I have no excuse for not posting much more often, so stay turned. Thanks for watching, heres a couple pictures.