The hardest question for a missionary to answer is “Where are you from?” That question comes up in casual conversation from the grocery store, to an airport encounter, or from an introduction at a business office. So what should we say? Where we live, where we were born, where we serve? It is a complicated response and could take you up to 15 minutes just to explain how you were born on an island in the pacific ocean, lived in three different continents, are a foreigner in the place you presently live, and if you died tomorrow you have no idea where you should be buried! Well, at least today we can say, “we are from South Africa!”
Praise God, that after 8 months of waiting out the slow and sometimes very frustrating red tape of South Africa immigration policies, we can finally say our new home is Johannesburg, South Africa! We just received our final paperwork for Resident Visas to South Africa and now working to get our personal effects that have been in storage for one year in Dakar, Senegal to our new home in South Africa. Pray with us that the importation of our items will go well and with not too much expense as we cross yet another hurdle in moving from one side of this great continent to the other.
Thanks so much for your prayers and support that we have felt from literally thousands of friends across the globe that have been praying for us. We are entering into the next chapter of our lives with great hope and new vision. Our time in the USA over the month of July was very rewarding. Not only did we get a chance to spend extra time with our children but also our parents and siblings. We praise God for every moment we get with them as the time is precious and we know will not last as we move onto our next assignment.