Sunday, April 11, 2010

Our last days - saying goodbye

As many of you know, we're heading back to the States on our first home assignment this May. So, during the first week of April, we visited with all our friends, saying our goodbyes, and reassuring them that we'll be coming back in 9 months. On April 7th, we flew to Kenya where we'll be for the next month, debriefing our first three years, getting medical check ups, getting some rest, and closing things up on this side before we head back to Columbia, SC.

Eli and Joseph. Joseph works at the Yabus clinic and is the one who stitched Eli's leg when we cut it open so badly last year.

Martina used to work on our compound until she had her baby. She is a sweet lady and her husband attends the secondary school and is a leader in the Mabaan church.

Mary is ever so dear to my heart. Here she is with her three daughters: Loise, Fatna, and Rahab. She has helped me so much in the past year, mostly in her role watching Joshua and the older boys while I taught math at the nearby primary school. She also taught me so much about culture and how to do things in Sudan. I can ask her anything and she answers honestly. I will miss her so much and so will Joshua!

We've known Esther since the day we arrived in Yabus. She cooks for us and has been a faithful friend.

1 comment:

Baby steps to where we want to be said...

been reading your blog for a while... i live in columbia and went to ciu. would LOVE to get together when yall come back. praying for yall