We have been home now for 6 weeks and what a busy and blessed time it has been.  This past Saturday Hailey turned one year old Hailey's first year.  We have been so blessed by God's provisions and love for us over this past year and we know, having seen God’s faithfulness, that if we trust and obey him, he will direct us according to his will in the future.  

One of our biggest prayer requests before leaving the ship was for Greg to get a job.  We want to tell you that God’s answer couldn’t have been more perfect.  During our time in Chelmsford last summer and fall, Greg had volunteered with the maintenance crew at our church.  When Pastor Dana heard Greg would need a job, he offered him a permanent part-time position on staff with the building and grounds department.  With the experience he had on crew with the ship, Greg is comfortable with hard work and has really put in an all-out effort to beautify the church and grounds.  You should see it for yourselves and come in for a visit while you're there (service is on Sundays at 9am).
Another big answer to prayer was being accepted as a full time grad student in the family nurse practitioner program at UML.  I will be starting this fall and, Lord willing, will graduate spring of 2015.  While I am in class and/or studying, ‘Nana’ (my Mom) will be nanny for Hailey.  If anyone wants to spread the love and have some baby-time let me know and I bet Nana will be willing to give Hailey up for of couple hours.  ;0)

         Our future, like always, is very much in God’s hands.   Thank you for your faithful and obedient support to me and now our family, over these four years.  I can truly say that my life has forever been changed by all that God has shown me and done through me during this time.  We hope to return to Africa in the next 5 years to continue in land-based missions but for now are enjoying every day of being right where God has put us.