Friday, May 09, 2008

Home Again

This time it took two days to get back to Yabus since we flew
to Lokichoggio (on the border of Sudan in Kenya) and spent the
night there and flew the rest of the way yesterday. The Lord
answered our prayers and kept the weather dry both days we
were traveling.

As we landed in Yabus, we could see it's a whole new world
after having a few weeks of rain. It's GREEN. When we left
everything was still brown and looked like a desert. Now
there's grass growing everywhere and leaves on the trees.
With the rain came all the assortment of bugs that we didn't
have during the dry season. We've discovered that Evan is our
little bug magnet and they all bite him, so I'm spraying him
with repellent before he goes out.

Only hours after we arrived back home in Yabus, Eli had
changed into his work clothes, put on his old hat and
sunglasses, and looked at me with eagerness and excitement to
get back to work. He's got quite a list of projects he'd like
to tackle and finish before we leave to have the baby. Our
SIM doctor, Dr. Rob Congdon, advised that we come to Nairobi
earlier than we'd planned so we might be leaving Yabus as
early as June 4th which is only a month away. Please pray for
us to have wisdom in this decision since we want to be safe.

Isaac and Evan are thrilled to be back. Isaac immediately
stripped most of his clothes off as soon as we got here and
has been running around outside happily. One of the first
things we did was run down the path to greet all our friends
who live near us. It was hard to drag Isaac and Evan back
home for dinner. :)

It's still very hot and I've been reminded of how much more
difficult it is to live in the bush and be pregnant. Please
pray for daily strength for me. I'm trying to take time to
rest in the middle of the day which boosts my energy for the
rest of the afternoon.

We're glad to be home and look forward to sharing more fun
stories and experiences with you over the next few months.


Onna said...

You are so brave girl! We love ya'll!

Andy, Rachel and Christopher said...

Congrats! I thought you looked pregnant in a couple pictures, Bethany, but I couldn't remember reading that you were in any of your posts. When is your due date? We're expecting our 2nd in October - hopefully he'll stay in a little longer than Christopher did! =) I'll be praying that everything goes smoothly and safely and for added strength for you.

Anonymous said...

Okay... I guess I missed the news about your exciting news! How so very exciting! I will definitely be praying for you Bethany ... I was pregnant with Andrew in the summer (Memphis summers aren't fun at all ... hot and humid!) And I'm sure that it probably gets a lot hotter than Memphis in Sudan. It is summertime, right? My how my brain doesn't work sometimes! :)

Amanda said...

Dear Faders:

I have fallen in love with your family and SIM...and hope to serve in Sudan someday. I chance...about 6 years ago I met Eli at Moody Bible Institute and he introduced me to the country of Sudan. I've been ruined ever since! Are you guys, by chance,friends with Kristie kleinow-burns. Just wondering....

I would love to get in contact with you somehow...perhaps someday I wil be in Sudan with you! Blessings...your teammate on the field.