Well, after a quick trip to Arkansas to celebrate Sally's grandma's 100th birthday, we finally got all three of our kids settled in their respective places and states. Kelly-Indiana; Megan-Michigan; Adam-Washington, DC
Kelly has begun her Freshman first semester at Taylor University (www.tayloru.edu) in Upland
Indiana studying biology. Sally, Kelly and I attended the parents/student international/MK orientation the week before classes started. They have an active Mu Kappa chapter that provides a way for missionary kids to get together and share experiences and struggles. We had a great summer picnic of hotdogs, hamburgers, and lots of other foods to get the year going. We're grateful
for the Daudts who serve as Mu Kappa chapter advisors for opening their home to all of us.
The Taylor campus is really beautiful and spaciousIt is out in the 'country' of Indiana surrounded by some corn and soybean fields. Upland is a quaint town with some essential things like an ice cream shop. Not far from campus is Paynes coffee shop where they roast their own coffee and have a true coffee shop atmosphere.
We couldn't resist the pic of Kelly and the bronze of Sammy Morris,
one of the early students at Taylor that came
from Africa. You can read more about him at Wikipedia.
Megan has begun her third year at
Hope College with a double major - International Studies/French. This year she was an essential part of the international student orientation for Freshman. She had a great time facilitating small groups talking about the challenges of entering the new culture of the USA. We are enjoying being an hour away so we get to see her more often.
Adam is now living in Potomac, MD and working downtown Washington, DC. For the next year he is funded by AmeriCorp working for the National AIDS Fund. His job entails working in a home for women with HIV/AIDS (Miriam's House). He's pretty excited about the job and is getting used to the 1+ hour commute every day. He is currently applying to Physician Assistant programs for next year. Adam is living with 4 other guys in a house in Potomac, including his long time friend from Africa, Matt (he works at
NIH in malaria research). We were glad to help Adam move in to his new place and look forward to being back there in October to see where he works.
So, our kids are scattered, but settled in now. Sally and I are living in the Clar
ksville Bible Church mission house in Larry's home town, just
two blocks from his parents. Larry's dad has been going through some really tough physical and emotional times so it has been good to be able to help them. Remember to pray for Leo and Wanda as they deal with this process of aging.
Our schedule has us traveling a lot to various states/churches/mission conferences. We'd love to hear from you and maybe we'll be in your state. Meanwhile, we trust daily in God's sufficient grace...