Emma and Vašek were troopers. But they, too, got tired after a while. They say thanks to all!
The journey was long (David says 39 hours total due to a missed flight in Madrid, Spain), but it was wonderful to walk into our apartment at 11 pm this evening. The kids went to play right away, and David and I unpacked all of our suitcases! Tomorrow will be a laundry day. Nobody felt like going to bed, but we need to do so to get on the right time zone soon. Thank you for all your prayers…
Our stop for the night is St. Paul Lutheran High School in Concordia, MO. There are four Slovak students at the school this school year. En route to St. Louis we decided to pay these students a visit! We drove from Manhattan, KS, and we can say that spring is here! It is still a bit chilly, but red buds are blooming as are the beautiful golden forsythias. Magnolia trees are almost done blooming, and it’s fun to see the change of seasons that God gave us.
We’ve had a busy week and weekend and made to all of our speaking arrangements. We have been able to reconnect with so many friends! We also made many new friends especially Vašek and Emma.
We would like to thank our hosts, Alan and Mary, Lee and Sharon (with whom we got a chance to stay twice on this trip), Gary and Maxine at Mission Central, Reiny and Maureen, Connie, and our long-time friends Rob and Gerlinde. What a joy to have you all as part of our lives! Thank you for sharing your home with us and spending time with us and our children!
The pictures may look interesting, but I am not sure that many people were excited about the ice. We spent the evening of the 9th with our friends Gwynn and Kathy, and enjoyed the warmth of their home. We’ve been connected to Hampton, NE, since 2003!
Today we arrived safely in Milford, Nebraska. Good Shepherd is our home congregation. We are grateful that despite the snow so many of our friends came to see us! Praise The Lord! Thank you for a lovely evening, your smiles, encouragement and support. Thank you for being a part of our lives!
And so, it’s really good to know that you love me. Your love was with me all throughout my day.
Those are words from one of the Veggie Tales songs we listen to in the car. By the grace and love of God we are able to make all of our visits and reconnect with friends. We made so many new friends as well! Vašek and Emma are figuring out that each night there is a different family who shares their home with us. They have enjoyed the many pets – they even got a chance to train one of the dogs. Emma is excited that all the cats in America love her.
Our travels took us to Yankton, SD, Sioux City, IA, Tilden, Seward, and Lincoln, NE. Today we continue to Hampton, NE.
We shared some pretty special moments visiting with host families, for which we are especially grateful. Doug and Lynnette, Lee and Sharon, Steve and Maggie, Lyle and Nancy, thank you for ministering to our family and for paying so much attention to our children. We feel blessed beyond measure.
Today we also found out that one of our longtime friends and supporters went to be with the Lord this past week.
By God´s grace we continue to move forward and thank the Lord for His love that was with us all throughout the day.
We’ve had sun for 10 days in a row! I would say spring is here. The temperature today – 59 degrees Fahrenheit. We left Central Illinois and are headed for South Dakota. We are planning to make it to Des Moines, IA, by this evening.
We thank Scott and Gudrun Dunt who graciously hosted us in their home. This morning we enjoyed Uptown in Normal, IL. We recommend the coffee house Coffee Hound as well as the Children’s Discovery Museum! The kids, especially Vašek, were soaking with fun (and water)!
Bloomington, IL – Des Moines, IA