As we spend this year in the US, my life is one of constant motion. My responsibilities are predominantly speaking, traveling from church to church, group to group, lunch to lunch. I'm here to
REPORT on what God has been doing, sharing about the past 9 years.
I am here to RAISE funds for the future, both the $4500 we need each month to support Freedom Home plus the variety of church projects we are working on.
And I am also trying to RECONNECT with all my friends and family. We feel the relational stretch from being gone from so many activities: weddings, birthdays, reunions.
So services are wonderful. Some are just OK.
But yesterday was a special day. Not because of the location, though I thoroughly enjoyed the church in Austin. Dave Simerson and the crew there have a wonderful church, and I enjoyed both services as well as lunch with friends.
But it was special because Natalie came with me! Every once in awhile, one of the girls sacrifices their chance for youth group and "their" church to come with me, listening to my stories for the 1000 time. We had a great time...talking about salaries, vets, working at Coldstone (after we stopped for our afternoon treat), friends, Moldova, and music.
I am not a missionary with a family. We are five missionaries, each knowing that Moldova is where God has us for this moment of time. We love the work, love the churches, and especially love the girls at Freedom Home.
Thanks, Natalie, for being such a great daughter.