We’re back from NC! Safe and sound – and healthy! A nasty, nasty flu was running rampant through the church down there and God must’ve placed us in a nice, little bubble because neither our family nor the family we stayed with got sick the whole time we were there. phew!
I wish I had thought to take more pictures – that’s my only regret from the week. So, I don’t really have any to share with you. You’ll just have to take my word for stuff!
Friday evening, we spent time with a small group, sharing about our time in Peru and missions in general. Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings we got to meet different families from the church as they provided meals for us. Tuesday, our friends insisted we go on a date night with no kids in tow – something we haven’t done since before Joseph was born! It was so nice having time to ourselves.
Sunday morning, I volunteered to teach their 1st-4th grade class and it was actually a good idea in the end since their teacher came down with the flu as well! I love teaching, so that was really fun for me. Then in the afternoon was the training for their children’s ministry workers. Thanks to the flu, the attendance was literally half – only 25. I say “only” pretty tongue-in-cheek because that seems like a pretty good group to me! The training went very well and I hope it was beneficial to their future work with the kids in the area.
Elena really enjoyed her time down there, especially since our friends live on a little farm. She loved the pigs and ducks. We just wish it had been a tad warmer so she could’ve spent more time outside!
Sunday morning was our first Easter back in the States. Our church does Easter big and it was really, really nice. We made it to the sunrise service, even though the kids were still in their jammies – at least we were there! There was even a baptism during the morning service. Then yesterday evening, we had my parents over for dinner. A wonderful end to a really great Resurrection Day.
We hope you all had a wonderful Easter celebration and are ready for a brand new month, with whatever is in store for each of us. Happy April!