I have been home for 3 weeks now and am REALLY missing Tanzania. I have had a wonderful time seeing everyone, but this is just a visit. Tanzania is my home now, that is where my heart is. I was actually suprised at how much i miss being home in Moshi (the city where i live).

Two weeks ago i had a thank you reception for my supporters. We had a great time of fellowship. Here are some pics from that evening.
Conrad and Marilyn, myself, and Jerri
Johanna and Jacqueline and me.
Mr. Dick and me

Last weekend was my little sister, Joy’s graduation. She was the valedictorian and did a great job of challenging her classmates not to settle for the American standard.

“society has persuaded us to believe our purpose and goal in life is to get a good education so that we can get a well-paying job so that we can support our family so that we can be “successful” and so that we can die without impact. I guess it is a good try for a purpose, but at the end of the day, is that all you have lived for? At the end of the day, was it worth all the time and energy to be just like everyone else? At the end of the day, what do you have left? What will everything that you have lived for matter when you die, unless you have lived to impact lives?”

“Your life is only a breath in the glimpse of eternity, so what are you living for? Is it worth living your life for momentary pleasures, if it means you will spend an eternity in hell?”

It takes a lot of guts to stand before your entire class and all of their families and do that. I was very proud of her. It is a good challenge to everyone. Here are some pics from that too. 🙂

Joy’s last day of school.

Me and my mom waiting for the graduation to start.

Joy is in the front on the right.

so proud
Serious. 🙂


Joy with our parents.

Us and our three brothers. L-R (Stephen, Daniel, Josh)

It was a lot of fun having all the family in. My gradparents and all of my dads siblings were in from Georgia, for the graduation as well. We had a great time together.

Now this weekend that is upon us even now will also hold a lot of great memories. A long time friend, whom i have gone on missions trips with since we were both 13, is getting married this weekend. I will update you guys with picks on all that as well.

That is all for now. Love you all! God Bless!



3 thoughts on “America

  1. great pictures! looking forward to visiting w/ you at the picnic on the 4th! the pic of joy w/ the parents is good….how about some copies for ‘the aunts?!’ 🙂 love you much! aunt ci

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