We arrived back in Cameroon on July 8th and within the first weeks, various individuals and groups have come to our home to Salute Die.
Praying that God would provide a church that would partner with us as we prepare to go to Brazil and be our home base church for home assignments.
An illustration was the transition bridge, representing stages along the way into mission work: settled, un-settling, chaos, re-settling, and newly settled.
I was blessed with the privilege of spending time with fellow sisters in Christ to learn together and encourage one another in Christ.
Having served on the field in East Asia for over four years, we experienced a certain level of re-entry culture shock upon landing on our home country.
Many students and leaders stopped by our table to chat and learn more about Japan, and sample the candy, of course.
Development does not move forward on a smooth line, ever upward. When we see successes and opening doors, we know to be ready for the two steps back.
Last month, I had the opportunity to work as ‘camp nurse’ for “The Gathering” – a youth ministry event held triennially by the NAB.
That first week back was sprinkled with a lot of catching up and trying to escape for a few minutes here and there to do some lesson planning.
The Aplington team joined us to help with VBS in four more villages. It was great to have the help and we were encouraged to see 160 children attend.