Sunday, December 12, 2010

10,000 Miles (on the road) in Four Months

Here it is, where we'll be and when we'll be there on our four month furlough back to America to share with you what our first two years in Kenya have been! Contact us if you'd like a visit while we're in your area. If we're not visiting your area, we're very sorry, we are concentrating our travel where we have the most folks for this short visit.

January 24, 2011: Fly out of Nairobi to Dallas, TX. via London.
January 25: Arrive in Dallas
January 26-Feb.4: In DFW area
February 5-6 in Wichita, Kansas area.
Feb. 6,  Sunday at Eastside Community Church
February 8-18 in Anderson/ Indianapolis, Indiana area.
Wednesday, February 9 at Chesterfield Church of God
February 19-20 in Wichita, Kansas.
February 20, Sunday West Evangelical Free Church
February 26-March 6 Sun City, Arizona at Grace Bible Church's Mission Conference
March 7-11: In California, with stops in Idyllwild, Riverside, LA & San Jose
March 12-15: In Oregon, with stops in Ashland, and Portland
March 16-20: In Washington (the state :), 17th & 18th in Sunnyside, WA.
March 24-27: In Worthington, Minnesota
March 27, Sunday at Journey
March 29-April 6: in Indiana
April 3, Sunday, at Park Place Church of God in Connersville, IN
April 7: Grace's 8th Birthday!
April 17, Sunday,  at Pawnee Avenue Church of GodWichita, KS
April 22-24: west Kansas for Pleasant Prairie Church of God's mission conference
April 26-29 Dallas area
April 30-May 1 Wichita, Kansas at Grace Presbyterian Church on Sunday, May 1
May 4-9 Indiana
May 11 Fly back to Kenya!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Same room, 22.5 months later, I stare at a tiny Touchscreen, pushing fake buttons. Last time we were in this room, Isaiah pulled open the bay window curtains and yelled out his enthusiasm for the new African world before him: "Grace, they have a playground!" I wrote e-mails, snapped pictures, then sent them half way around the world. We are here!
The camera died, and the replacement is temporarily out of service... We have to shoot blind :) The MacBook motherboard died last December, and the hard disk last week, with our newsletter hours from completion.
I didn't think I would be here, having to rely on an iPhone to update the blog and send email. But the months in between the stays at Mayfield guest house were the best of my life. We became part of the tight knit family here in Kenya, we made friends, learned the crazy rules of the road, and strange rules of the air. We struggled with new languages, hosted family here for a visit, and moved to a border town.
So, even if the iPhone goes the way of the camera or laptop, I will still say, "These have been our best days. God is still our hope and
provision, and we are honored to serve him with airplanes, school books... And with or without little 3" touchscreens."
staying in touch somehow,
Jerry and Bre