Today comes with the realization that we will be on a flight outta here so very soon. We have been so blessed living with the Hinrichs. Observing a loving mother and father such as Troy and Jess has been so nice. They have taught us a lot without even trying! Our kids have had so much fun playing with Faith, their daughter. Our boys have definitely kept poor little Faithy on her toes!
I just came back from the Women's Retreat with our church yesterday and I had an amazing time. (Pictures to the left) The theme was "His Princess" and our speaker, Sherri Rose Shepherd, was amazing (---> check out the website http://www.hisprincess.com)Our retreat was at the Calvary Chapel Twin Peaks conference center. I even got the chance to share my testimony with the ladies. Coming off the mountain gave me the sad realization that I will be leaving some of the most influential women in my life. They have taught me so much without ever realizing my eyes were watching. God has blessed me abundantly with a healthy, thriving church that includes some of the most loving, selfless people I know.
Jonathan had the opportunity to give the Sunday
morning message at Emmanuel United Presbyterian Church in Long Beach. He was so blessed by the fellowship and all the more excited about getting out to Kenya.
We are so excited that we have just finished our last newsletter that will come out of the states. We are trying to work out how our future newsletters will be sent, as we were planning to mail them all. We may be emailing them until we can figure out a better arrangement. Please bare with us! (:
Sunday, Sept. 6th is our farewell BBQ at the church. We would love to see you and say goodbye personally. The BBQ will be held in the Youth Room after second service. If you would like to come and visit our church for the first time, here are the details:
7800 Edinger Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
1st Service begins at 8:30 AM and 2nd Service begins at 10:30 AM
The church will provide the hamburgers and hot dogs so please bring a side dish to share.
Our plans upon arrival:
We will be staying at Living Water Christian Fellowship when we arrive in Nairobi until we language school begins in October. The church is a three bedroom, two bathroom house. The power will be out three days a week as most of Nairobi is on a specific sched. (One rotation of people lose power Mon., Wed. Fri. and another loses power Tues, Thurs., Sat.) In October we will move out to Limuru where we will begin school and we will be driving back to the church on the weekends to build relationships and be with the people at Living Water.
Hope to see you there!