(Thanks for the heads-up about the wrong date);-)
It has been a whirlwind since we left Chad April 3. We feel like the whirlwind blowing by the house just now, tossed round and round wondering when we will land. Thanks for your prayers for us in all our travels from Chad to Tucson and in between. Judy, Lauren and Paul
Our first stop was Belgium to reconnect with our friends from Brussels and see the beautiful countryside. So green after the brown desert of Chad. We spent a few days at France’s Normandy coast visiting memorials. We hadn’t really understood the enormous loss of lives and sacrifice of soldiers in order to free Europe. Truly the people of that region and all of Europe suffered. Thank God for the freedom we all enjoy now!
From our landing in the US April 9th to our arriving in Tucson April 28th we traveled over 2,200 miles. We visited Jody and Caleb and our wonderful grand kids, Violette and Isaac.
Saw Jim’s dad and wife in Wichita. He is doing amazingly well and enjoying his life more, though deeply misses not getting to live with his wife. She is in a memory care unit now.
We also got to visit my sister, Catherine and husband Chaz and their new home near Houston. Just missed the end of April deluge on Houston. Got to Galveston beach. Yeah water not just sand!
Jody, Caleb, Violette and Isaac arrived in Tucson 5 days after us, on May 3, for a West Coast vacation. Violette said, “It sure is hot here Gigi.” The kiddie pool sure helped.
We started working at the Tucson SIL center the beginning of May. Jim’s day’s start at 6 to beat the heat. Getting the evaporative coolers all in tip-top shape was his first job. He has a list of things that he is making a dent in. I started back with the archive department. This time I’m comparing what has and what hasn’t been scanned of Mexico branch and Wycliffe/SIL history. Lots of reading through files, but I thoroughly enjoy reading about the organization’s history and understanding better the enormous work the Lord has accomplished these 75 years. I also take my turn as the receptionist at the center administration building .
In June, we spent a wonderful time of R&R in and around the Grand Canyon area. We visited our youngest Jordan who is on the helicopter fire crew for the NPS. Jody and Caleb and grand kids joined us at the end of their vacation. A week later, we flew to NC to help Jody and Caleb do some remodeling on their new home. Jim and others accomplished so much! Our travels finally ended 6/18. Wow, are you tired too? We were too but so glad to have the time with everyone
So, along with our work at the center, we are trying to catch up with correspondence, get our computer issues solved (we think they are solved for now) write a newsletter, and plan our upcoming PD (Partnership Development) trips for the rest of the time in the states.
July 13-26, we are taking a trip to Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas. The Bible school we attended in Omaha, 1976, is having a 40th anniversary reunion July 17.
It will be our first time back since the 80’s. We are planning times to share what God is doing in Chad and Mexico with our partners and new contacts too. We will be driving our “little red truck”. Remember our “big red truck from Cameroon”? We have another PD time planned for California August 31-Sept. If you would like us to visit your area, get your request in!
Prayer and Praise
- Safety in Chad and safe travels, good health, great visits with family, friends, and partners
- Trip to mid-west July 13-26, traveling safety
- Keep our countries, US, Chad and Mexico in your prayers. That they would experience peace and the leaders, that they would seek God’s wisdom in their decisions.
- Thankful for our family
- Thankful for best, most faithful partners in our Wycliffe ministry
We are grateful for the home God gave us near the Santa Catalina Mountains. It has been so refreshing to see our mountain views and the beauty of the desert in bloom. Yes, deserts are beautiful! In the cool mornings we enjoy the wildlife; deer, quail, rabbits and the many birds that frequent our bird seed and water dish.
May God give you wonders to observe and rejoice in where ever you may be on this journey of life. Thanks for joining us on this journey,
Judy and Jim McCabe
Jim 520 599 2470 or Judy 520 268 3681
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