There are a lot of comings and goings on a mission station. Volunteers come for a few weeks to a few months. Missionary kids visit for a few months and return for college (they get one trip paid for by the church during college). Family comes to visit. Long term missionaries leave for home assignment and new missionaries arrive.
This coming week we are expecting the return of Dr. Erin. She has been serving here for over ten years and after arriving in the US for home assignment in the spring, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. It was uncertain if she’d be able return in August as originally planned. Many people prayed for her, not knowing what God’s plan was, but trusting Him in the process. Thankfully, the tumor responded well to treatment over the summer and she is able to return as planned.
The Miller family will be arriving along with Erin. They are a new missionary family that will join us for the next couple of years. Justin works in IT, Stephanie will be helping at the MK elementary school and their daughter will be entering first grade. Our family has been eagerly anticipating their arrival for several months. They are just days away from moving, so are in the middle of the last minute chaos and emotions that accompany this transition. I know they’d appreciate your prayers during this time.