Grateful for family

It’s been a long and lovely ride, going from being a young couple starting out on a big adventure to being grandparents.  I still pinch myself sometimes at the wonder and joy of how our boys have grown up and no matter which side of the ocean we are, we are living next door to family.  Right now we get to go to soccer games and practices, though I could have lived without hearing Josh’s bones break from across the field, I was thankful that I was there and could take the girls while Kimia took Josh to the ER.  We eat and play together, spur of the moment or long time planned.  We do life together.  It is delightful!

Walking the Ancilla labyrinth on an impromptu long bike ride awhile ago

AND we look forward to seeing our South Africa kids this summer!  Can’t wait to see these sweet faces in person.  Sam and Anna will come the end of July, with Elaina and Sawyer, to get them set up with Anna’s parents in Iowa, going to public high school, E as a junior, and S as a sophomore.  When Sam and Anna return to South Africa, we will go with them and stay for 3 months, looking forward to being their next door neighbors for awhile.  We are thankful for and blessed by our children and grandchildren.


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As Covenant missionaries, we are working with all the tribal groups of the Central African Republic (CAR) but are trying to give special attention to the Fulani, a Musxlim, cattle herding, and semi-nomadic people group. We live on an experimental/training farm, near a mission station which has a hospital plus bible and nursing schools. We are establishing relationships with the local people groups through compassion ministries; Roy through agriculture and Aleta through public health and visitation, in order, ultimately, to share the good news of Jesus the Messiah with them. CAR is one of the least developed countries in the world and is currently in continual crisis (since the coup in March 2013), so reaching out in compassion is key to reaching their hearts. Due to the ongoing conflict and resultant ethnic cleansing in CAR, we are crossing the border to interact with our Fulani contacts.
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