Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Now in Sebring after a service in Chesapeake, Virginia, on Sunday, then overnight in Florence, South Carolina, and a long drive down 1-95, then US 301 cross country, and down US 27. Good to be home, but miss the West. Why did we leave? Well, we know why, we followed the Lord's leading. Sorry, problems loading photos. Goes just so far...that's it. Will try again at another time.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Well, after a long, long absence...my true love and I are back. To get to where I am on this blogspot, I had to get advice from West Africa. And then I had to choose a new password. Now, I wish I could post new photos, but today that is not entirely possible. So, when we get home, really home, I promise some photos taken on our long journey.
We left Sebring, Florida, on 15 September this year. Florida is really a big state. By the time one reaches the western most part, the better part of a day has elapsed. We stayed overnight in Hattiesburg, MS. The next day, on to Longview, TX, to visit my brother, Jerry and his wife, Doris, and their kids. We attended church with them and left on Wednesday morning and drove as far as Amarillo, TX. The next day we went on to Colorado Springs and while it was later than our actual anniversary, had our anniversary dinner at the Edleweis in Colorado Springs. The next day it was typically non-Colorado. Rain, rain, and more rain. We used the time to good advantage to visit the ACSI HQ and talk about accreditation for Sahel Academy in Niamey, Niger, where our grandchildren attend. It was a profitable meeting. And, what is more important, Sahel is now making significant progress toward dual accreditation--ACSI AND Middle States as well. Their candidacy evaluative visit will be in late January. If you believe missionary kids should attend and graduate from an accredited school, please uphold Sahel Academy in prayer as they, step by step, progress through the accreditation process. Until later when I can post some photos, this will be it. An ongoing account of our memorable journey will accompany our photos.