Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Indiana trip.

Feels a bit like fall in Michigan today with a grey sky and a cool wind reminding us that major changes are right around the corner.

Saturday we traveled as a family down to Indiana and spent most of the day talking about Haiti.

We connected with two missionary "aunts' from my childhood years in Haiti.

They both encouraged our family and prayed with us.

We then continued on our way to overnight at the Shenum house and connected with the most-recent missionary family to get clearance to move to Haiti. We rejoice with them for completing this major milestone.

Sunday morning we headed south to share at Crossroads Wesleyan church, and learned a new term for us a "pitch-in meal" [Potluck for those in the north.]

Having a bit of extra time during the afternoon we stopped in at the Muscatatuck nature reserve near Seymour.

Cory enjoyed the big trees while I think the rest of us most enjoyed watching many types of birds at the bird feeders.

For the evening service, we shared at the Seymour Wesleyan church followed by more food and fellowship.

Monday morning we enjoyed breakfast with Jim and Jeanette Vermilya, enjoying more missionary stories, before heading back north.

We shopped for some food in Shipshewana and then college supplies for Eli in Kalamazoo.

Cypress root "knees"
Today we worked on thank-you notes, did some office stuff and contacted supporting churches about faith promise.

 Just five weeks remain before we hope to return to Haiti so praying we can get financial clearance.

Tomorrow we plan to spend some time with Cory's family to celebrate Eli's birthday a bit early.

Eli's college pile. 
On Thursday Cory, Eli and I will start Calvin's Passport program, the orientation for international students.  Thank you for the prayers.

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