Friday, October 13, 2017


We left Maseru, Lesotho on Tuesday, the 3rd of October for the long journey to America.  Our route took us to Johannesburg, Doha, and finally Miami.  We enjoyed the flights even though the last leg from Doha to Miami seemed like it would never end (more than 16 hours.)  Steph's brother Jon and his wife, Joanna, met us at the Miami airport to take us on to Hobe Sound.
The immigration process took some time
because the embassy in Johannesburg issued
the wrong type of visa.  The official in Miami got that
fixed, though and Caleb is legally
an American now.

In God's good providence, Grandpa was in FL for a board meeting and
could welcome Caleb to America.
While we were at Hobe Sound, we helped with the annual Hobe Sound Bible Church mission convention.  I (Glenn) shared a very brief update Sunday morning, and the whole family took part in a pre-service Sunday night.  The messages on The Command, The Call, and the Commission were challenging and refreshing. 

We are so grateful to Hobe Sound Bible Church and FEA Ministries for the wonderful welcome back to America.  The apartment in the Manor was lovely and the Christian fellowship was wonderful.  We especially appreciate those families that reached out to us in so many different ways--meals, money for Steph and I to go on a date, babysitting, helping us update our wardrobe a bit, and so many other kind gestures.  We are proud to be a part of Hope International Missions and appreciate their focus on caring for missionaries!

We got to pet sting rays at an aquarium in Stuart
 Now, today, the 13th of October, the next segment of our journey begins--this time by train.  We are taking Amtrak from West Palm Beach, FL to Washington, DC.  Stephanie's brother Jeff will pick us up there and help us pick up the Mission Helps van that we'll be using while we're in the U.S.

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