My bags are packed, I’m ready to go….

Less than 3 hours before we head to the airport!  We’re really excited to be able to come home for the holidays — what a blessing!  As we reflect back on our time here, though, we also have much to be grateful for:

  • Our relatively good health.  We met with the Personnel Director here yesterday to review our past couple months (and because she said she wanted to make sure we weren’t going to get to the States and then decide not to come back!).  She commented that “aside from Judah’s brief bout with sickness, all three of you have been extremely healthy.  I’ve never seen anything like it.  Usually people are quite sick the first couple months they are here as their bodies adjust to the differences, but the three of you have been so healthy.  It’s amazing!”
  • A great community of ex-pats here in Jos.
  • Incredibly supportive family and friends back home.
  • Getting to see how God is working through Bible translation in Nigeria.  We have heard and seen firsthand so many cool stories of God working, and we are humbled and privileged to be able to witness it.
  • Mentos and Pringles!  We  rarely ate these in the States, but they’re available here for relatively inexpensively, so we splurge on them for a taste of home.   🙂

Things we’re looking forward to in the States (besides the obvious, of course):

  • Cold, non-powdered milk (with cookies, of course — just in time for Christmas!)
  • A long, hot shower
  • Holiday sales.  Oh, sweet American consumerism, how I’ve missed you!  😉
  • Replacing the stress of inconsistent electricity, water and internet with the stress of living in close quarters with family for a month (Ha ha — just kidding)

Off to do some last minute packing!

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3 thoughts on “My bags are packed, I’m ready to go….

  1. Praying for safe travels and a blessed holiday season with your families- praise God for all the goodness he has shown to you and your family over the past few months!

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