Friday, September 15, 2006
It’s really hard to leave home – to leave my family and friends and to say goodbye to those I love. Leaving for Kenya is a lot harder than I thought it would be. . . I don’t know why God pulls us away from people that we love or why he calls us to leave behind what seems to be good. To be honest, I don’t know why I am going to Kenya, except that I believe God is calling me. . .And I realize that I could not take this step without your help.
So here I am, a few days before we leave and I just want to say thank you to my supporters. Thank you for your affirmation, for your encouragement, and for your help. Thank you for loving me and for supporting me during this season of life. I’m thankful for the many shared experiences and memories and for the sweetness of our times together. I will remember you often and will miss you each deeply.
Please pray for me during this transition. I wish you well and hope to stay in close touch.