"And if you SPEND YOURSELVES on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness and your night will become like the noonday."

"The Lord will continually guide you. He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail."- Isaiah 58:10-11

Friday, September 10, 2010

The End of a Chapter...



We have spent the last two weeks on the receiving end of multiple gifts, experiences, and encouraging words from our family and friends. Being in ministry, as Rick noted, typically puts us on the giving end, so it has been ‘uncomfortable’ for us being on the receiving end of so many generous friends. But despite this, we have been deeply touched by the authenticity and encouragement of so many of you through your words and prayers for our family. I know they will carry us through the days ahead as we venture into the unknown. Below are some of the fun pictures.

Our first major event was with some of our dear friends from Arlington Heights…

Next, we were surrounded by our family, as we all traveled ‘Up North’ for a relaxing and memory filled vacation.

Then, we spent an evening with our Chapel family at the Griffins.

Finally, we had a friend and family filled send off at the airport.

Through many tears and lots of hugs we boarded a plane for Kenya. And so the adventure begins in the next chapter of our lives…

1 comment:

Faith said...

SOO proud of you guys and so excited for you as you start your new adventure. It's an adventure for sure, but we learned - especially during our first year in Spain - that the Lord totally went before us into every situation we faced and provided for us in amazing ways. I know you guys will see this, too - ENJOY it and may you draw ever closer to Him during your time in Kenya. Say hi to Rick and keep keeping us posted! Love you guys.