Then, on Tuesday, I traveled to Virginia & DC. I helped take eight 8th graders to the Natural History Museum in DC. Always a good time to hang out with kids!
Wednesday, I had a day TRYING to catch up on calls/emails from you all and our partners in Africa.
Thursday, VERY early in the morning, I set out for Philadelphia, then flew to Nashville, TN to see my grandparents, who live about an hour east in a small city called Baxter (pop. 1,600). Took some time to reflect and dream about what's next with some of our new projects and organization.
In Tennessee, I saw relatives, went to church a couple times, helped my grandpa try to sell something online, helped fix an apartment that my grandfather rents out, and did some dancin'. People in Tennessee LOVE to dance!
Monday of this week, I began a return back at 5:15am, arrived in Philly, took a train to Harrisburg, PA and then was taken by a friend to Messiah College, where I spoke at a Chapel on the physical & spiritual needs met by our homebased care volunteers in Africa. Some students at Messiah are throwing a fundraiser called DodgeABall, where students pay $2/person to play in a round-robin Dodge Ball tournament.
It's always awesome to travel, meet new people, and see what is happening in other parts of the USA! But I did miss writing to you all. I hope you survived without me. :)
Thanks for praying for me as I travel, for work and for me. It's good to back home though. Yesterday, Katie & I celebrated 7 months of marriage!
Lots of love,