Happy New Year! Since we still have jet lag, we celebrated the New Year with Missouri's time! Midnight in MO was 9 am here. It seemed strange knowing we were already in 2018 and the family we were face timing with were still in the year 2017!!
The past few months have gone by quickly and there are moments that are still blurry to me. At the start of the trip we quickly began planning my mother's celebration of life and ended our trip with the celebration of our Savior's birth. Both events included time with friends and family, which was just what we needed! We didn't get to see everyone we wanted to see and do everything we wanted to do, but we were thankful for the time we had.
We are grateful for your prayers and support! In our earlier blog we listed several prayer requests. On a personal note, we could still use prayers for our transition back to Kijabe, Kenya. I have had a bad case of jet lag that has caused me to rest more in bed and on the couch. I pray the dizzy spells will end soon. We are slowly catching up with our sleep and the girls were only up 3-4 times each this past night. Students start arriving on campus Tuesday and John starts teaching on Wednesday. We still have a lot of unpacking to do and are being creative with meals since our deep freeze quit working while we were gone. I'm thankful my friend Kate offered to pick up some grocery items for our family when she is in town today. I was too dizzy to go with her. We have had neighbors bring us bread and snacks, so we are thankful those things too!
We know you have been praying for our family to find a vehicle, and our prayers have been answered! We were able to buy one from a family who left in December. We had a lot of help from friends at RVA since we were taking care of the purchase while we were in the US. Once we have our insurance sticker we will be able to drive it off campus. Our first big trip will be to purchase a new deep freeze!!
Again, we wish you a Happy New Year! Please let us know how we can be praying for you!
PS- Thank you for the Christmas cards sent to our Kijabe address! We have enjoyed opening them and will hang the pictures around our house!!