Sunday, June 21, 2015

Furlough 2015

We have been so blessed on this trip.  It is coming to an end.  We are on our way to the airport even as I type this.  I will share some pictures to recap just a little of the wonderful blessings along our trip.  Thank you EVERYONE for all the prayers, support, love, friendship - EVERYTHING.  So many of sacrificed time and means to be a blessing.  We are charged up and ready to head back into the foreign mission field for another 3 years!  THANK YOU.  God is so amazingly faithful.  Truly He LOVES to give us the desires of our hearts!
Joshua said he hoped he got to see snow.  It is snowing in this picture - MI.
Great time with Aunt Brenda, Uncle Keith and cousin Kyle in MI.
Having fun at City Museum, St. Louis with Alan
Experienced a little taste of heaven at Family Retreat
Praying Dad's house safe during the fire behind his house AR
Making great memories and music in OK
Only casualty for the tornado that we experienced in OK
All the way from California to visit - good-byes at the waffle breakfast in Decatur, AR
Fun with cousin Braden, Rogers, AR
My nephew Jason and his beautiful wife!
Science Museum Hot Springs, AR
Fun time with the Bergers
Family get-together in Rogers, AR - GREAT TIME!
Some of the nicest people you can ever know.
300 hugs for Ms. Elaine
Super lunch and fellowship with Jeff and Nancy
Wichita Church - Swahili service!

Stratica Salt mines
Cox family - fun in the hotel
Doug trimming in the tree at Moms - Missouri
Joshua helping a little too at Grandma and Grandpa Owen's - MO
Always have a great time with Ruthlynn and Alan in Summersville, MO
Driving the "big" equipment MO
Eagle on the river at camp - MO
Brandy and family from KY
Horse fun with Tafts and Banges
After exploring the "MUD CAVE" with the Taft family
Making "memories" on the river
More Taft fun
Horse fun at the Bange's place
Campfire memories with Tafts and Double Banges
"The Horse Ride"
Idaho Bange - always in our hearts!
More Bange fun at Rocky Falls

Blue Spring
Aunt Deanie and my cousins in Kansas City!

Working (or playing) with Grandpa Cliff
Mom and Cliff - good-byes
Having a blast on the river with the Savoys and kayaks!
Teamwork Trophy - They rescued the sunk paddle!

Trina the tiny turtle found on the river and released in a good spot

Our borrowed wheels and great friends who loaned them to us!

St. Louis Zoo fun with Blake and the grandkids
Bird Sanctuary with the Farrell clan
Wild elk in MO in the Lone Elk Park
Joshua cooling off at the splash pad.
The best neighbors a family could ask for!
Helping out at the Rogers Soup Kitchen - AR
Helping a little at the Food Pantry, Elsie, MI

Farewell lunch with new and old friends in Plymouth, MI

Good-byes to the Schoch Grandparents at the train station, MI
Well - we have completed the car ride to the train station.
We are on the train to the subway station.  Then we will go to the airport and Africa here we come again!  Thank you everyone for the prayers!