Thursday, 31 March 2016

Greetings from the U.S.A. 2016!!!

March 15th we headed out of our home in Buea and between the driving time, layovers in various airports, and flying time we arrived at our location in Missouri about 48 hours later- praise God for good travels thus far! The kids did great on the trip, though Jonathan did vomit on one of the planes from air sickness... thankfully it was as we were landing so everyone didn't have to endure the smell for long. :-)

SO, what have we been up to these last 2.5 weeks in the states? Lots! We have gone to several appointments (doctor, dentist, optometrist, and even a hair appointment), gone to Bible studies, have had play dates and other visits, Jeremiah has preached, I have shared with ladies about the work in Cameroon, we've taken care of car insurance, renewed drivers license, and renewed passports (for Hannah and me), and more!

In France about to board to go to Canada before then heading to St. Louis, MO.


The kids were fascinated by the moving walkway and the escalators in the airports... and I must admit, so was I as it had been a while since I've seen them.

Jeremiah and the kids had eye appointments. The kids eyes are in good health but Jeremiah is still having some complications. The optometrist is having him try a few things before seeing him again in July. Please keep him in prayer. 
At the dentist!

Get checkups at the doctors office. All the kids are just a little above average in their weight and height except Jonathan who is a little above average in weight but off the charts on his height. He is tall and slim!

We got a family membership at the YMCA so we have been going when we get a chance. We've been letting the kids go to the child watch program while mommy and daddy lift, then we take them to play basketball as a family afterwards. 
Jeremiah preaching in Warrensburg. It was really nice to see the saints there again!

Last Sunday we went to Fulton Church of Christ. It was a huge blessing to get to catch up some with those we hadn't seen in over 2 1/2 years.

It snowed a little bit one of the first days we were back. The kids were even able to make some snowballs to throw at each other.
Bible study at Tom & Katie's!

Tuesday women's Bible study with the ladies in Warrensburg!
Wednesday evening Bible study in Fulton. Katie taught the kids while my dad, Rhys Thomas, taught the adults.
George & Alyssa are amazing! They watched our kiddos overnight while Jeremiah and I went on a date- dinner and a movie! It was so nice to have some alone time.
It's always nice to see the Carlson family, Lord willing, in a few years their oldest daughter will come to Cameroon and help us with the ministry!
It was absolutely wonderful getting to spend extra time with Katie & Emily and their wonderful kids. They are "super moms" for sure!
Yesterday we got to skype with our co-workers in Cameroon. We already miss Brian and Jael (and George!) but they are doing a great job holding down the fort while we are gone despite the many challenges they are already facing, Please keep them in prayer.


Thank God for a productive and encouraging trip so far! Please don't feel left out if I didn't get a picture of you to add here (I was probably having too much fun to think about it haha!). We have thoroughly enjoyed our time with all the people we have had a chance to visit with and we look forward to seeing many of you we haven't seen yet! I also want to especially thank Dori and JB for being such great hosts as we have been staying in their home these past few weeks and a big thank you to my parents (Rhys & Sharon Thomas) for always taking good care of us!

1 comment:

  1. So excited to see you all! God is good, all the time!

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