I can’t begin to explain all the mighty things God did through us in Brazil, and in Mimi & I while there, and in Kathy, Andrew (just graduated from EOD school), John & Liz while here, but I wanted to let you know that I am back safe & strong. I actually feel better now than when we left for Brazil June 15th! However I was a bit tired, physically & emotionally, after the all night plane ride from Manaus to Atlanta. Monday morning God blessed us with a spectacular sunrise over the Atlantic at 37,000 feet, and an African American mission team in the customs line who were singing hymns with amazing harmonies — just a couple of nice homecoming gifts from our Father to refresh our spirits!
However, we had only about 16 more hours with Mimi (in Washington, DC, now on her next assignment) when we returned. Also, JB&Liz are moving to Chicago this week so Andrew, Kath, & I are helping them pack up. Andrew will be gone until Christmas too after he takes off this week. So you can see that Kath&I will be pretty focused on our cherubs this week. Realize that sharing the stories with them will give me practice for sharing them with you! You may want to go to Walmart and stock up on some Kleenex!
I am going to try something different for this trip to share how your prayers were answered. I found out that the guys from the academies in Manaus often come to this site to see the pictures, so I am going to try to add a new photo more often and post a story that goes with it. Besides, if I tried to write a full report of this trip it would take a month, and I don’t want to make them or you wait. For now, we are back home, and we are grateful for your prayers on our behalf!
In Jesus’ mighty grip, Mike