Our family has spent the last three weeks on the road visiting friends in Amarillo, making a stop at Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs, staying with colleagues from Prague in Winter Park, Co and then a two-week stint at our mission headquarters in Littleton, Co. We certainly enjoyed our time traveling but it is always nice to get settled, unpack clothes and sleep in the same bed for several consecutive nights. It was a great two weeks of training and getting to know other families who have been called to leave the comforts of the US and live in a foreign land. We spent those two weeks getting to know the Browns who will be serving in Mozambique, the Channings who will be in Rwanda, the Meekos who will return to serve in Japan and the newly married Lakhanis who will be moving to Uganda soon. What a joy and privilege it was to hear their stories of how God called them and is preparing them to serve. WorldVenture had a program for the kids and they made new friendships that will be eternal. The kids made a video expressing life as a TCK (Third Culture Kid) and I thought they did a great job. It was hard to leave our new friends and colleagues, but we are back in Texas to continue our prayer and partner development so we can return to Prague and our students.
We also learned that some of our colleagues in Prague have recently learned that their 11 month-old daughter has been diagnosed with cancer. The Hunt family are American missionaries in Prague serving at Faith Community Church. I’m sure they would appreciate your prayers as they journey a path we are very familiar with.