Saturday, September 18, 2010

Suzanne Graduates as We Arrive In Kenya

Last Saturday as we were leaving Suzanne’s bedside, she grabbed my arm tightly and said so very softly, “I can’t wait to hear what miracles God is going to do through the two of you in Kenya” and “I’m so glad you are going to be with the Johnsons.” She definitely believes in what we are doing and she released us go. Before we landed in Kenya Wednesday night, Suzanne had graduated to Heaven! We celebrate her life though we miss her dearly.

We got the message the afternoon of our first full day here. Upon getting the news, we both knew Don needed to return. By that time it wasn’t possible to get a flight out that night, so we emailed our travel agent in the US and he found a ticket for Don to return the next night (Thank you Eldon from Golden Rule Travel!!). So after two nights in Kenya, Don is on his way back to the US to be with his family. He is due to land in Dallas at 2:00 pm Saturday. Suzanne’s visitation is 6-9 Saturday and the service will be at 2:30 on Sunday at Rest Haven Funeral Home in Rockwall, TX. 

Thank you to all who have prayed for us and the entire family. We do not always know why God does what He does but we know that His will is perfect! This extra round trip was not in our budget, however we know Don needed to be home. 

Our first morning here we signed a three month lease on our cottage and purchased cell phones and household items.

On Friday morning before Don left we were able to secure a rental car that will be able to carry us and our equipment into the bush. The neatest thing is it has air conditioning. I never dreamed we could get that luxury! We hired a driver to get us around town. (They drive “on the wrong side of the road” here and it will take Don some time to master that and the traffic!) I'll give more details on him later.

Thanks goes to Melissa and Robbie Gross for getting us to the airport! You two are great! We also want to thank those who are ministering to Don’s family through bringing food and offering prayers!  I also want to thank all of our friends and family for making it possible for us to be here to help reach Kenya for Christ. It is an honor and a privilege just to be here.

It is so wonderful to be in God’s family!

Your missionaries in Kenya,

Becky & Don

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