One of the highlights of my time in the U.S. was getting to see so many great people. I updated my three churches in Michigan, got to hang out with my family, and saw friends from college. I even got to catch up with my old roommate, who works as a missionary in the Middle East. Needless to say, we don’t run in to each other too often! I also had the chance to hang out a little with my coworkers, Dan and Sarah Alkire, who will be staying in the U.S. while Dan’s back heals. Please continue to pray for their family and that they would be able to rejoin our team in Las Moras quickly. We will miss them!
Near the end of September it was time to pack my bags and hit the road again. After a drive to Chicago, a night in St. Louis, four days in Missouri, a side trip to Tulsa, and a day in Oklahoma City, I started losing track of where I was. Before the first of October, however, my coworkers Pete and Liesl and I were safely back in Mexico. Thank you for your prayers for our team as we traveled.
Our team is currently preparing to return to the tribe. I am helping Pete and Liesl clean and pack their house in Chihuahua so that they can move. Our team also has yet to plan a work trip, buy supplies, and can meat before heading to Las Moras. We are looking forward to being back with the Nahuatl people after several months’ separation and renewing our efforts at language learning and becoming part of the community.