Wednesday, January 11, 2012

2011 in Pictures

 2011: The Year of Transitions
Started in New Jersey

Went to Mississippi
Tim with his friend "D"
the boys "helping" Mama cook
Pastor John Hugh baptizing Benjamin

Up to Marion, IN for training
Hallahans, Duncans (Regional Directors for Africa) and us

Mission Training International Palmer Springs, CO  
- for language learning and cross cultural training

Back to the Northeast to say goodbye to friends and family
At the Philadelphia airport with 35 pieces of checked lugage!
In Uganda, our first days!
Scott at a pastor training
 Moved "home" to Arua, and doing life
Scott preaching at Panyimur
Billy helping to pull fish in
Learned a little of the local language, this was my tutor, Annet
 Trip to Lui, Sudan for the "Enthronement" of the new Bishop, Stephen Dokollo
Scott and Billy with the new bishop and his family

We hosted a team of women from Asbury University, we got to go on safari with them!

This is Mer, she stayed another 4 weeks with us

Went to Tanzania for Language school to learn Swahili

On the weekend we went to a game park in Tanzania 

Ben looking at a leopard in the tree
We got to see lions for the first time
Great time as a family

 And back to Arua

Went to an African wedding, see this post
Visiting our watchman's family at his home
Visiting Regina and her family at her home
Getting mail from friends and family
Going to an orphanage and playing with the kids
Learning to sew on a treadle machine
Learning to use a charcoal iron
Making a chicken coop, see this post for the full story
Reading books with grandparents over Skype
 Hosted a Community Health Empowerment conference

Had visitors
Doing school work with cousins
Taking a walk down our street
Tracy visited with the Burkhalters to give hand made dresses to girls in Africa
 Ben turned 1!

 To Kampala in November
The Installation of the first bishop for the Africa Gospel Church Uganda
Source of the Nile; we had a few days get away, just us for the first time since Ben was born


Making "muscles" with Caleb
Christmas in Arua
Playing in the water, outside, in December
Making Gingerbread house cookies
Toys, toys everywhere. And having fun doing it
Dirty boys are happy boys, a family motto
Somethings that were missing due to lack of pictures...
*Scott's training in Kenya on using Megavoice recorders to get stories from the bible in the national languages 
*Scott meeting regularly to disciple three Sudanese pastors
*Building relationships around town
*Scott took a trip to Gulu and Lira to look at starting a new pastor training site
*Visiting most of the Nebbi churches to encourage them

We are looking forward to all that God will do in 2012

1 comment:

laurie said...

This needs to be a snapfish book :) Praying God's best for 2012!