Some of the numbers that made up our deputation journey:
4,000+ miles driven/ridden (we took turns driving and napping J ).
Spent give or take 64 hours in the truck.
Stayed somewhere between 1 day to 2 weeks in 12 different states (KS, MO, ID, IN, IL, CO, FL, NC, OH, PA, MD, TN)
Drove through/in an additional 7 states (AK, SC, GA, MS, AL, KY, DC )
We were blessed by the hospitality of 15 different hosts who opened up their home and blessed us during our deputation time.
We were blessed to share in 16 different services/meetings/camps. And hear the stories of countless Christ-followers being faithful to what God has called them too!
Received the love and support of countless friends and family.
Some days it felt like we would never reach June 26th but here we are less than 2 days away.
If you are reading this then chances are good that you are among the ones who poured out your love and support on us and for that we are very thankful! We have been so blessed by the amazing people in our lives who are loving us, praying for us, and thinking of us. We are also doing the same for you (we have over 17 hours on a plane on Thursday/Friday and we will have lots of time to pray J )!
God has richly blessed us and our hope is that we have been and will to be a blessing to those we come in contact with.
As we embark on our journey overseas, we leave overflowing with love, sad to say goodbye, but at the same time excited to say hello to our new friends and family on the Africa South Field.
Until next time…remember when on stage don’t miss the very important last step off the stage. Although I will say that it gave Joe and I lots of laughs as we watched me ungracefully miss the last step on stage on the webcast of the service (don’t worry I didn’t actually fall).