Remember the Peter, Paul and Mary song
Leaving on a jet plane…
We leave here March 5, arrive in Wichita, Kansas the evening of March 6. Spend four days with Jim’s dad and mom then fly to Tucson March 10. We’ll see Jordan and my folks, who will drive over from Escondido. (we get to sleep in our own bed for a few nights and watch the millions of stars…can’t wait.) We fly back to Wichita on St Patrick’s day for a week more with Wichita family. Jim’s dad is loaning us his pick-up-truck to drive east to Asheville NC, visiting friends and supporters along the way. We are so looking forward to two weeks with our lovely grand daughter Violette and grand son Isaac and Jody our daughter and Caleb. We will visit JAARS and up to DC to visit supporters. Then we will head south and west towards Texas. My sister and new husband move to near Springs, TX (Houston suburb) in March so we will visit them for a bit after seeing others along the Interstate 10 corridor. Then back to Tucson for a week or so before flying to Orlando for a week of re-entry meetings. Wycliffe wants to help us transition back into life in the USA.
When we return to Tucson from Orlando, we will stay a few days, then drive up to Flagstaff to an event Jim really enjoys. Its called Adventure Expo. Then its off to Southern California for two weeks visiting more friends, family and a main supporting church. Mid June we hope to be back in Tucson and start working on our medical issues. Jim may need to get a knee replaced. Some of Jim’s other health issues are better now so thanks for praying. My heel issue was better until I walked a mile the other day, so I’ve got to get that looked at.
We both enjoy this ministry /our jobs here in Chad, but it has been hard on us both physically and mentally. We’d really like to be more involved in the lives of our grandchildren and our parents who are up in years. So, if it is God’s plan for us to return to Chad, we would like to be doing six months in Chad and six months in the USA. We are looking for someone or ones to do a job swap with us. Imagine the fun that would be! Please join us in praying for clarification / conformation.
There are still no official replacements for us. Well, I guess we sort of have ones. Some of the language people may have to leave their language work to do our jobs or support workers will have to double-up. Sound like a good plan? Not to us either, but that’s what it has come down to. This will be hard on the branch for a while. We have served them well and maybe spoiled them some in the process.
So continue to pray for someone to come and fill in while we take this time in the US.
Thanks for praying for the major plumbing project, its almost finished and another story altogether. (coming soon, I hope) The generator parts have recently arrived and are just waiting to be installed. Pray for all the other little projects that need finishing up.
Thanks again for all your support in so many ways these two years. We really couldn’t have done it without you behind us.
You all are GREAT!
Judy, for both of us.