This summer was a testimony to our family of how God provides
for our needs.
As we anticipated a couple of months out of Niger back in January,
little did we know how much we would need that restafter
facing a flood, moving schools, churches, power outages and
increased security in the citywe were in need of some rest,
outside of Africa.
. . .put your hope in
God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.
Many prayers of ours were answered, as God provided, through
some of you, the funds to make our trip to the US possible.
We were thankful for the great airfare, smooth connections
and accommodations when we arrived in the US. God provided,
a home with a pool, to house sit for one week and a beautiful
cabin in the mountains of California, for another week. Perfect
retreats for our tired family. He also made available vehicles
for us to use while both in GA and CA.
While in both Georgia and California, God provided, opportunities
for us to share in small groups about our work in Niger. To
fellowship with two of our supporting churches, to make new friends,
to meet with old friends and to have a couple of opportunities
to pray with men and women who care for the needs of our family
and the people of Niger.
Our time in California, with Shannon s parents, was
full. While with them we were able to visit many special places
and people. Treasured moments were had for the boys with grandparents,
and with Shannon and her uncle who went to be with Jesus just
a week after our arrival back in Niger.
We are very thankful that God provided people to care for
our house in Niger while we were away. No small job with power
outages, bills to be paid and a dog to be fed.
Since returning we have been able to reflect on how grateful
we were for the time we had to reconnect, rest, tour sites and
eat a few fast food burgers. SMILE!