Homesickness Happens

Hello everyone! Hope you are doing well! As you may have gathered from the topic, we’ve had some battles now and then. Will is having the biggest struggle. Please keep him in your prayers. Like a book I once read says, “It was the best of times and the worst of times”. Just kidding. It’s not that dramatic. Will does miss a lot of things about home, mainly people that he loves, and his dog Sunshine. I know that he will look back on this as an incredible experience, most likely a life-changing one. Right now that is hard for a 12 yr. old to grasp. He misses his buddies at home. There is somewhat of a language barrier.  It has rained a couple of days this week too. It has been too wet to play soccer and he needs that exercise to clear his head. We pray for him when he gets sad. We also remind him that doing God’s will is a sacrifice many times. We specifically pray that he will see his purpose here also, not just his parents. We’re going on a picnic in a couple of days, so that will be fun and a fine distraction! Kirk and I miss our kids and babies, and our extended families. Also, our wonderful church family and friends. We are so thankful for the privilege of coming here and  getting to know some new loved ones. God has knitted our hearts together. We have another family here. It’s great to be a part of God’s forever family that’s all over the world!

Love to you all,



3 Responses to “Homesickness Happens”

  1. 1 Terry Simpson February 18, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Aaaaah… the picnic. Now that’s the BEST of times. I will never forget the all-out picnic we had when I was there. Then the 2nd semester we had a mini one, but that first one was quite a day. A day I will never forget as long as I live. Hope you guys have as much fun as I had.

  2. 2 Jeff Gregory February 22, 2011 at 4:50 am

    Hey, folks,

    Enjoying your blog. What a great opportunity to serve Christ and his people there.
    We’re doing pretty well here, although Wayne is having a lot of trouble walking.
    Brother Earl and Sister Judy are due to be here for a few days beginning about March 12.

    We have begun putting up our sermons weekly on and are beginning to get downloads from many places.

    Happy(belated) Birthday, Will!

    Brother Jeff over in Dallas, TX

  3. 3 Judith Wright March 3, 2011 at 3:13 am

    Please tell Will a happy belated birthday from Earl and I. I think Will is probably doing better than I ever could. It is quite an adjustment not just for a 12yr old, but any age, particularly when your friends and other important people and things are many many miles away. Your right it is a meaningful sacrifrice, and those long, sad boring,moments pass. We’ll pray that those moments become less and less as time moves on.

    Earl and I will be leaving for Dallas next Thursday to hang out with Wayne, Jeff and Okie for a week. I even have to adjust to Dallas and their major highways and Tornado sirens :(… Anyone that does Missions work should be commended for the hard work and dedication it takes.. but it is most certainly is worth it…

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