|January 25, 2019|
Our Last-Minute Trip Home
Wow, what a wonderful, whirlwind of a month it has been. For those of you who may not know, we are just finishing up spending 6 weeks in the U.S. The reasons for this were many, but the main one is that we had originally planned to take a furlough this summer, but if our team ends up coming together this spring, that will not be a good time to leave. So, we decided it would be better to come back for a short trip now, so that we are ready to jump in to the next phase of our ministry when we get back. We had some good, much- needed time with family. We also were able to get a lot of not-so-fun but very necessary things done- ordering homeschool curriculum, getting our drivers licenses renewed, seeing Karissa’s neurologist, getting Karissa’s wisdom teeth out, etc. We didn’t really get to connect with many friends or churches, so if we missed you, we are sorry. It really was just a trip to see family and get necessary things taken care of to enable us to stay in PNG longer. Rest assured that when we come back for a full furlough, we will let you know and hopefully see many more of you. It was very cool to see God’s hand in all of this. Although we had our own reasons for coming back, we saw that it was perfect timing to be an encouragement to others here at home for various reasons. We also saw how we needed this time more than we even realized. So, please pray for us now as we head back. It is definitely hard to say goodbye, but we are looking forward to what God has in store for us in the upcoming months. Please pray for our transition, and then for our upcoming team talks. Pray for God’s guidance and peace in it all.
Till all know,Matt, Karissa, Ty, and Wyck
– For wisdom as we start potential team discussions in March
– That God will guide us all clearly to where He wants us
– That our transition back to PNG will go well
– For this opportunity to visit home!
– We were able to have some good spiritual conversations with people we love
– Karissa’s doctor at Mayo said she can do things with meds differently, which we are hopeful will result in less headaches she just has to suffer through