I write this after a shift driving from Omaha, Nebraska to Colorado Springs with the mountains just barely coming into view northeast of Denver. We’re getting in just before perhaps the last big blizzard of the season, and we can tell a storm is brewing! We’re getting blasted by a 30 mph southerly wind and tumbleweeds are, well…tumbling…across the road. It’s become a game to see if we can hit one. I think we need to paint tumbleweed “kills” on our car’s nose art.
We’re rounding out with over 3,000 miles of driving through 7 states: Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska – the first time I’d even been in the last two! Nebraska was surprisingly scenic as we followed the Platte River on I-80…so far the least boring way to cross the Midwest of three different routes we’ve used. It kind of brings our journey full circle…the Platte River headwaters are just north of Dale’s parents’ cabin in Southpark. We also got to witness one of the global wonders of wildlife – the half-million strong Sandhill Crane migration.
It’s been a wonderful tour visiting with friends and family. Thank you so much to everyone for your hospitality and generosity. We are so excited to return to Kenya with your donations to buy Bibles and other necessities for the children we are serving.
We want to specifically thank our long-time friends the Smiths in Norman, OK, the Meek family in Moore, OK, my high school friend Carrie and her family in Rogersville, MO, and finally our former neighbors the Raders in Omaha, NE for so graciously opening their homes. Without your hospitality we could never afford to travel so extensively.
I’m grateful to have so many new partners in our ministry. We hope that you will all keep us in your prayers, and we look forward to seeing many of you in Kenya soon! Here’s a few pics from our travels: