Wednesday, 9 May 2018


We are so thankful for God's faithfulness in our lives.  Last week I told you of the struggle to re-adapt to our own culture, to re-aculturate (reverse culture shock is always more difficult). Well, we have been enjoying our children, enjoying some hockey play offs, and enjoying our church family.

That said, we got a little surprise this week.  My mother fell and broke her hip.  She was transferred to Winnipeg and had surgery the next morning.  I was able to sit with my mother in the emergency room, while she got the news, and I was able to sit with my father while my mother underwent surgery.

Although I didn't necessarily enjoy that, I would rather do that than be miles away, waiting for news.

Her surgery was a success and now we walk the journey of therapy and recovery.  She is content and resting in the hospital.  We anticipate her being transferred to Steinbach this week.

So, that was a turn of events for the week.  But I am so thankful that she is okay and that I could/can be there for them.

We just finished Bible Study with our group from Guadalajara.  We are so very thankful for technology and how it makes things possible.  They had asked before we left if we would continue to lead the study for them through Skype.  They knew that Ernie had done that for our sons for the past two years.  So today was the first one.

They are wanting to finish the TEE course on the life of Jesus based on the book of Matthew.  We completed book one before we left.  They quickly purchased books 2 & 3 to show they were committed.

What a great evening of studying the Word together, and then being able to pray for them and their concerns.

So we continue to live between our worlds: Skype Bible studies, WhatsApp conversations, FaceTime calls with our friends abroad, and face to face reconnecting walks and coffees with friends and family here.

As they often said, and have repeated again and again after they heard about my mother, "God doesn't make mistakes."  No He doesn't.  We are here for a reason and He will walk us through our transition.

God is good all the time!  All the time God is Good!

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