This past Thursday Katy and I were sitting in the Teacher’s Lounge after lunch and were reviewing our plan for the next day—meet Monte Cox at 9:30am to pick up Abbie at Tachasis! All of a sudden Katy yelled, “There they are!” It took me a minute to realize what she was referring to, but then I came to my senses and ran out to meet Monte, Philip Hoggard, David Hatfield, and Abbie! Needless to say Katy and I were very excited to finally have our new teammate arrive!
Amazingly Monte and his team made it out of Mariann within 30 minutes of arriving. This may be a record J. That first day Abbie got here she met the students and teachers. We then decided to take her to meet Chumba who lives a two minute walk from us. We ended up staying there for almost three hours—Welcome back to Africa Abbie J!
This weekend was great with the addition of Abbie and Monte and his team! Monte, Philip, and David were meeting with many churches in the Eldoret area—see how they are doing (Monte was a missionary in the Eldoret area for ten years and helped plant many of these churches). We had a wonderful time visiting with these men! Throughout the weekend they were an encouragement to us and the surrounding community! One of the neatest things to watch was Monte speaking Kalenjin to the elders who had come to Mariann from many churches in the area and the students! You could just see the joy on their faces to see a mzungu talk to them in their language! Maybe someday Katy, Abbie, and I can be that skilled haha.
Abbie is adjusting well to Mariann—no surprise to us since she was in Zambia this Fall! Already she has been an encouragement to Katy and I! We are thrilled to have her as part of our team, and we look forward to seeing God use her at Mariann!