We just sent out a quarterly newsletter via mail, so those who are on our postal mail list received it along with our new magnet with a recent family photo that includes our sons, Will and Jake! Our last photo magnet was four years ago — we only had three kids then, so it is definitely time for a new one! If you receive our newsletter digitally and you would like a magnet, please email us your postal mail address. We will also bring some extra magnets when we visit the three churches (see below) in Connecticut so you can ask us for one then too. We would be honored to be on your fridge! Our hope is that the magnet will remind you to pray for us and for God’s work here among the Wolof of Senegal.
We are looking forward to seeing many of you in person soon as we prepare to travel to Connecticut to complete our boys’ American citizenship process. Our appointment is in Hartford on Jan. 27. We appreciate your prayers that they will be granted citizenship this time! Pray too that the spelling of our last name could be corrected at the same time and the boys’ US passports issued quickly.
I (Katie) also have a couple of doctor’s appointments (with a dermatologist and a rheumatologist) to check out some concerns. We are grateful for this opportunity to access higher level health care and we appreciate your prayers for our health!
While it would not have been our choice to make this trip at this time, the Lord can turn even the frustrating requirements of government bureaucracy into an encouragement and a time of blessing and refreshment. Through his people, God has provided us with a place to stay, two loaner vehicles, money for plane tickets… everything we need! He is so good and his people are so generous! We won’t be preaching on this trip but we will be visiting a few churches to say hello, and wanted to let you know when we’ll be where.
• Jan. 23 – Arrival in Connecticut
• Sun., Jan. 26 @ the Barn in Simsbury
• Sun., Feb. 2 @ Valley Brook church in Granby
• Sun., Feb. 9 @ Wintonbury church in Bloomfield
• Sun., Feb. 16 @ the Barn
• Feb. 18 – Return to Senegal
Please pray for our daughters Emma (18), Molly (16), and Wheaton (14) as they remain in Senegal at school. It is really hard to leave them behind!