Our JV family came together tonight for the opening of spring staff conference, and there was no way I was missing my chance to at least take a cell phone picture of all these dear faces who we've missed so much these past nine months!
After announcements and greetings, Dave and I got to share just a little about our time away, and say how glad we are to be back even for this short time. We leave again for the States on Tuesday, but will be back home to stay in July!
I really can't explain how good it feels to be back with this group of people who we love and who we are privileged to serve with in this part of the world. They are an amazing team!
Worship was especially sweet tonight, led by Noah Ellenwood, one of our JV Kids, who JUST TODAY got out of the hospital after a horrific car accident over the week-end. It is purely a miracle that he is alive. He led us powerfully tonight in praising God.
Our speaker this week is Bryan Chappell, pastor at Grace Presbyterian in Peoria, IL. We're all looking forward to being in the Word with him for the next few days.
Once again, it is good to be HOME!