Friday, April 29, 2016

So Many Miles

So many miles…
1,989 + 6,238 + 382 + 487 + 1,587 …

A family of 5 traveling approximately 11,000 miles to various destinations and living out of suitcases for 31 days should make us expert packers, right?  After the first week our best laid packing plans unrolled into possession chaos:
   “Where’s my toothbrush?”
   “Those are my socks!” “
   “I know I packed that shirt…who took it?”
Plus, our generous family and friends added warm clothes to bless our un-acclimated bodies to the chilly temperatures…
Yep, time to get a trailer (or some warmer weather)!

After sorting through our compound in Kenya and transitioning ministry to the Resource Center at the local church, we began our long adventure over the ocean and across the USA to see family, visit friends and share stories of God’s amazing grace to those living among the least in Kisumu. We’ve received many warm and big-hearted welcomes.  THANK YOU for loving us so well!

We are happy to report the Kisumu Resource Center continues to prosper. A church in Ohio recently provided funds to build one porcelain toilet system for the elderly/physically challenged and two flushing squat potties. The Kenyan advisory board and management team provides unified leadership for ministry programs so those living in poverty have opportunity to belong, to contribute and to serve – just like the Bible teaches. 
 Kisumu Resource Center Family Day

As we settle into our Pagosa home for the next 5 months, our personal goals include:
  1.  Preparing Tavin to graduate from high school and investigate his next step. 
  2.  Helping Taleah reintegrate into a community she left over 5 years ago.
  3.  Navigating immigration rules and Henry’s path for healthy development.
  4.  Participating in some family debriefing sessions. 

Our speaking schedule takes us to Texas in June so please connect if you would like to know more about how we “equip developing-nation churches to biblically minister to people living in poverty, specifically widows and orphans” Does your organization or church support missions that need sustainability tools? We can assist. Working together creates caring churches.

"Hey, has anyone seen my mittens? I’m freezing!" 

Asante sana for your prayers, support and encouragement.
hugs from the haugers Ooo0o