Friday, July 24, 2009


Here we are, nearing the end of our stay with the Palmers in Jinja. Tomorrow is our last day before leaving for Entebbe. We are excited about the trip to Entebbe and Gulu, but we are very sad to leave. I have come to feel like part of this family and it feels as if an important organ is about to be suddenly and forcefully ripped out of my body. We have had such an amazing time here over the past 4 weeks, it's hard to put it all into words (especially words on a computer screen). God has been at work in all of our hearts, reminding us that none of this was our idea in the first place. There is no doubt in my mind that He brought the Palmers here in January for a very specific purpose (even purposes not yet known) and that He did the same with us. I have been reminded that His plans are not our plans and His thoughts are not our thoughts. We came here with little plan for what we were actually going to do here, and yet God has gone ahead of us preparing the way and guiding us where we should go. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be here, doing life with such special people. Adam, Michelle, Emma, Noah, Dorothy, Sterling and Charlotte...You have my heart, all of you...

So it is that we are torn between the excitement of new adventure and the sadness of leaving those close to us. It seems that has been a theme of our lives lately. Please continue to pray for us as we travel. There are a lot of busses and taxis ahead over the next couple weeks and so we ask that you pray for safety, peace and joy for the road! Also, please remember the Palmer family in your prayers. You can stay updated on their adventures through their blog, (I believe that's it, if not I'll fix it). They are very dear to our hearts. 

We love and miss all of you so much!

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