McCabe’s other March update, 2016

This is mostly a letter to my brother, but it looked like a good blog post to me, so, here it is. Its gotten HOT here.  Actually it got hot in February this year, several 113 degree days. Its only 109 today. We leave Chad, Sunday, April 3 about midnight.

Jim’s morning in a Chad village

We fly into Paris at 6 AM, rent a car, drive to Belgium and stay with some friends for a few nights. We’ll roam around the capital, Brussels a bit, revisiting the haunts of language school days in 1990. Then… its off to the north west coast of France, Dieppe. Two nights there in a cheep hotel, looking at the Normandy invasion monuments & such.  Except for Brussels and Greece we’ve never really gotten around Europe. We are tired, will be exhausted at that point.  I’d like to find a nice deserted beach, where we don’t know anyone and recuperate a bit. It’ll still be cold there. We fly out of Paris Saturday, April 9th at 1:00 PM. Arriving in Charlotte, NC Saturday night. We will stay at JAARS two nights and drive up to Asheville Monday night. I hope the truck is OK, its been in storage there for the past six months. We spend five nights with our kids then start heading for Wichita. Its a two day, 24 hour drive. We’ll be there seeing my dad and step mom, Sunday night April 17th – Thursday morning the 24th. Then we head for LeTourneau University for a Alumni reunion and some meetings with professors about them coming to Chad for some research. Then on Saturday the 23rd we head to Baton Rouge, LA to visit some friends, then Sunday afternoon we head to Houston to visit Judy’s sister and some other friends. Then Wednesday morning we head towards Tucson, spending the night in El Paso.

View from our Tucson home.

Then we have the weekend to clean up the house and on Monday, May 2 Jody and family will fly into PHX, rent a car and come see us, probably spending a few days with us, before they head to California to visit Grandparents, cousins and head north up the coast into Washington. They will be on the road a month or so before showing up at our place in Tucson again, then fly out of PHX. Caleb starts his new job in June sometime.  I start my new job May 3rd or 4th. Wycliffe Mexico, Tucson office, facility maintenance. 

Josh has a Russian girlfriend. He met her in Korea a year ago. She is living in Moscow now, getting a lawyer degree. He hopes to fly into Moscow Sept, 2016 to see her. Jordan starts another seasonal fire fighter job at the grand canyon in March / April. He is officially a senior fire fighter now. He is teaching and leading crews.  Yes, life is busy and we feel our schedule is qualified to be declared officially insane.
Thanks for your prayers
Jim & Judy

Author: jimjudywycliffejourney

Jim and Judy have been with Wycliffe since 1984. They have served in aviation maintenance/management, motorcycle, and 4X4 training, recruitment, and facilities maintenance in multiple locations in the US and Africa. They currently work with America's Area, North Region, Scripture Access services team. They are a mobile USA team using the internet and face to face encounters with churches, ministries, Native American communities, Diaspora communities, refugee aid organizations, and individuals, introducing them to Through this website, those who did not grow up speaking English can access the Bible and other Scripture resources in the language they understand best. Would you consider becoming a part of their Wycliffe ministry partnership team? You can join their prayer or financial team by clicking on

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