I want to thank each and every one of you for your kind encouragement and support. In August I was given the gift to return home to Portland, Oregon for a few weeks as my teammates likewise returned to their homes. In September, I then returned to Denver, Colorado to fly out with the new Journey Corps team.
Being at home was a deeply refreshing time, and I have returned to the field with a clear perspective, a new enthusiasm, and a full heart. And these short few months back in Cote d’Ivoire have been joyful. One year ago I was stepping off the plane into a new place completely unknown to me. This time, I was returning to a familiar place filled with people I know and love. God has given me a deep assurance in my heart that this is where I’m supposed to be right now. Again, thank you to each of you for being alongside me especially through the challenges of last year.
Attached is a PDF which includes a picture summary of the previous 9 weeks. The last 9 weeks have been the new team’s orientation, which has actually just come to a close. The team left for their host families a few days ago (although they’ll be back here in a few weeks for a conference). Please be praying for them as well as their families as they adjust to living with each other
With the orientation period now completed, I am now able to continue in my prior involvements with students at the Mustard Tree Learning Center and at the University of Bouake through the YouthPower! Movement. However, I would appreciate if you would be praying with me for wisdom as I re-evaluate and rethink ministry opportunities.
Thank you – and more to come soon!