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Saturday, January 4, 2014

A Look Back at 2013, A Look Ahead at 2014

    What a year it has been! We have been blessed in so many ways. We have 
attached two pictures that tell a great deal of the story for 2013. The first 
one is of Dana in the Hospital in Nairobi July, 2013. The second picture is New 
Years Eve 2013 at Concord Mall. We praise God for all that He has done in our 
lives this year. We have seen His hand in miraculous ways. We feel that this has 
been a confirmation to our call to Kenya, and to us returning to finish what the 
Lord has called us to do. We are very open to see how He leads us through these 
next months as we return to Kenya and continue in our ministry to the Orphaned 
and Abandoned children.
    Dana will have a PET scan on Monday the 13th for her first in a series of 
PET scans to monitor how her treatments are doing. This is part of her ongoing 
maintenance program that she will need to have performed every six months. On 
the 14th of January we meet with Dana's doctor to get her official release to 
return to Kenya. We have already been given the verbal release. In reaction to 
that and to our release from WGM headquarters, we are very pleased to tell 
everyone that we have our tickets purchased and we will be departing for Kenya 
on the 17th of January.
   In the excitement, there is also much sadness as we leave our families once 
again. Dana's mom continues to improve from her apparent stroke, but the 
progress is slow. She still cannot speak and this weighs heavy on our hearts. We 
are blessed though to leave her knowing that Dana's dad and two sisters will be 
here to help out. Please pray for Les and Bev (Dana's parents), Harry and Nancy 
(Dan's parents), Nathan, Tiffany and Audrey (our son and his girlfriend and her 
daughter), Andrea, Mike and Elisabeth (our daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter), 
and our daughter Talia as we leave all of these behind once again.
   There are all of the emotions here at work as we now have the date and we 
prepare to leave. The one constant through  all of this is that we know how much 
God loves each and every one of us, He wants what is best for each of us, and He 
is always there for us. We cannot out-love, out-think, out-work, out-spend our 
God. He is the same God yesterday, today, and will be the same tomorrow. On that 
promise we can be assured.
   Thank you for all of your prayers, and thank you for how so many of you have 
loved on us while we were here. Thank you for the cards, the food, the gifts, 
and the financial support. It has truly blessed us.



1 comment:

  1. Dana, you look so good. You too Dan. God has been good and always will be.