Saturday, June 30, 2012

Update from Joan

Today we finished painting in the ELCA building (at hospital). It looks like we are going to an animal preserve on Monday, which was unexpected. Pastor Luther, Louise, Caroline and her Uncle are going to drive to see Caroline's parents and Grandma today so that she can see them before she flies to the US. They should be back tonight.

Friday, June 29, 2012

went to dinner. car broke. walked back. got soaked

June 26 From Maria...

(Maria has adopted an African child. ;-)
Our trip to Cameroon has been long and exciting, but today has been one of the most exciting by far. We've had many visits from old friends, as word had spread fast that we'd returned, but me and Catie have been looking forward to seeing a very special little friend of ours. Earlier today while we were trying to communicate through broken French/English with KoulSimi, another old friend, we were looking out the window everytime someone passed by thinking we would eventually find Manu. We met 9-year-old Manu last year on the mission in Ngoundere and we ended up spending a lot of time with him. Then I saw him. In a split second I was at the door and he was running towards me with open arms, yelling our names. I don't know about Catie, but I thought I would cry. This past year I've though about, worried about, and missed him more than I can explain, and then he was in front of me, playing "futbol" with mango pits again. I felt like my smile would stretch to the moon and back. So I thank the Lord for this day and am more than excited for the days to come.
Hugs and kisses from Cameroon,

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Text from Joan:

We are staying in 4 different guest houses at the Mission compound. Louise, Mizpa & Maria in one. The three guys in one, Pastor in one & the  other women in last.  It is kinda of like being at Girl Scout camp.

We already had encounters with large bugs. Giant cricket & cockroach were captured and sent outside. I had a large cockroach on my dirty clothes but I was already in bed under mosquito netting & didn’t deal with it. I’m sure I ‘ll find it later.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

June 23 Update on their travels...

On Friday we heard that they were having trouble getting tickets for the train. "Delays & hassles." So they won't be able to Skype on Sunday unless they take the train on Saturday (today).  Today we heard that they now have reservations for the train on Sunday, but will only be sure when they pick up the tickets Sunday morning.   They are going to make a video and attempt to upload it to YouTube so we might be able to show it Sunday morning.  --- More to come...

Thursday, June 21, 2012

From Trevor...

We're stuck in Brussels!!!!!  Send help!!!!!

Just kidding. We made it safe to the hotel and are eating dinner. Nobody really got any sleep, so we're all pretty delirious and tired. Our hotel is pretty nice and we are all having fun trying to order our food in French. Katie, Mizpa, Maria and Libby missed the Swiss ice cream on the plane.. :( However the rest of the food on the international flights was pretty amazing.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The trip begins...

Yesterday, at 6:00p.m., our mission team gathered to catch the shuttle to the airport as they begin their long trip to Cameroon, Africa.  As we hear from them, we will post updates and reflections from the group.  Continue to keep them in your prayers.