A Mixed Bag

I really can’t believe the end is in sight. I must admit that I never thought it would get here. Five months of God teaching you and growing you makes for a long trip.

We’re starting to wrap up things over here. We’re sorting through our stuff and deciding what to leave over here to make room for the stuff we’ve managed to accumulate throughout these months. It’s not easy, and it’s not fun. For those of you who know me, you know how grumpy I get when I have to pack and move. It’s the story of my life. I hate saying goodbye. I hate packing even more, but that’s beside the point.

We have to say goodbye to our conversation partners this week. It’s weird to think that I’ll never see these people again. Well, I can’t say never, but it’s more likely than not that I won’t. I hope we (my team) made some kind of positive impact on these people’s lives.

What else? We’re going to Bavaria June 2-6th! We’re excited!! We’ll be staying in Munich and traveling to places like the Schloss Neuschwanstein (Neuschwanstein Castle. Neuschwanstein means ‘new swan stone’… aka The Cinderella Castle), Dachau Concentration Camp, and Munich (of course). We’re also hoping to go to Regensburg (that’s where my mom was born) and some other places I can’t seem to recall at this moment. There will definitely be pictures!

I have great news about our language tutor, Ingeborg. We won’t be able to visit her this week, and possibly not anymore because she’s been moved to a rehab center nearly an hour away. It’s great and sad. She’s regained some use of her right hand! The swelling has gone down. (All of this reported to us by her piano teacher ‘Jim the American’.) We’re going to get a small gift of thanks before we leave, and hopefully Jim will be able to get it to her. Thank you for praying for her.

Also, please pray for my dear friend Kelli. She’s truly a blessing. For a while, she’s been sick, and doctors can’t seem to pinpoint what’s going on. She recently went to the Mayo Clinic, and I’m hoping and praying that she can get some for real answers. I can only imagine how hard it’s been on her, but she’s been incredibly resilient. She’s been a true inspiration. Anyone who has the chance to meet her has met the love of Christ.

Other requests:
Courtney, Jon, and new baby Moriah Crawford!
My mom– about her job and she’s sick.
For all the BCMer’s heading out this summer to do God’s work.

Thank you for all of your prayers and support. It’s been my stronghold.

I love you all very much!

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