House Pictures

23 09 2008

The highlight of the weekend was opening up my email Saturday night and finding pictures of the house we will be living in when we get to Nigeria. Suddenly, it all became much more “real” for the girls. They’ve been hearing stories and looking at pictures since January, but it was all still very abstract, at least for the younger two (Cypress & Isabell). It’s located on the Hillcrest School campus (gotta love that commute to work & school!), and is actually a duples. Our neighbors will be Stu & Ruth Carlson, along w/ their two children (14 & 17), 2 dogs, 40 bunnies and one monkey. I’m not sure about the 40 bunnies, but Stu has already confirmed the 2 dogs and one monkey! They were at the Spiritual Life Conference when were were there back in January, so we’ve already met them, even if only briefly! And even better, Stu is the Maintenance Supervisor @ Hillcrest…what a great guy to have close by.

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Who, Me?!?

19 09 2008

Written in May 2008, four months after returning from a short term mission to Nigeria. Visit the blog for the mission trip here.


“Who, me?!?”

Having been to Africa before, I was excited to return, even knowing that Nigeria is very different from Zimbabwe and Zambia. Having been on a short term mission trip to Mexico before, I was prepared and even excited, to be challenged and changed by God, even if I wasn’t sure what those changes would be, how I would accept them, or where they would lead me. Never mind snakes, bugs, or even the potential serious illnesses…the biggest challenge was that both Kimberly and I would be half a world away from our children for three weeks, entrusting them to God and loving, caring family and friends! Read the rest of this entry »