Furlough 2012

July we just finished a very full and busy eight months in the U.S.A. It seems that when ever possible we were traveling one place or another. November we arrived in Dallas from our short vacation in Australia. After just three days we were on our way to Orlando to visit at the Wycliffe USA office. It was so good to see friends that after so many years. We rented a car to visit Gertrude’s sister in Tampa. Continue reading Furlough 2012

Fathers Day

On Sunday, September 9 is when Father’s day is celebrated in Papua New Guinea. That morning one of our neighbors came by to present me with a lobster for Father’s Day. This was only the third time we received lobster. This was the biggest one we have received. Continue reading Fathers Day

Gertrude’s Kitchen

Another month has flown by. It is hard to believe in just under 3 months we will be on our way home. We are looking forward to seeing everyone very much. Please pray with us that the Lord will provide the funds that we need for our furlough. Our airfare is more than we expected… Continue reading Gertrude’s Kitchen

Gertrude’s Time with her Mother

The fact that I was home from mid October to the first of December 2010 seems all but a blur. But I do recall how good it was to just be home with immediate family and to participate in the care of my Mama, Murilyne Garrett. She suffered an aphasic stroke back in April and began the long recovery process; after rehab she desired to return to her home in Longview. To honor her wishes, my siblings and I agreed upon different times for care giving and my time came in October. Although Mama is not paralyzed physically, she struggles daily with the loss of certain abilities which allow her to manage life on her own such as control emotions, to speak properly and to decode what she hears resulting from an aphasic stroke.

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