Sojourn: a temporary stay.
Friday, 3 July You’ve held the rope by praying!
DeDe and I have been traveling since Tuesday night.
Here’s a quick update:
-We left Uganda at midnight on June 30. (Our time zone there is 8 + hours over CDT). On the flights, my system held up pretty well. I firmly believe your prayer made a difference!
– We traveled through Amsterdam, Atlanta, and arrived in Alexandria, Lousiana Wednesday at dusk.
– 7 of our 8 grandchildren met us at the airport. (Emma Iles was waiting on Skype there).
-After a quick night in Cenla, DeDe and I drove on to New Orleans.
My lifelong friend, Dr. Chuck Reed, worked hard to place us with Tulane Hospital. So on Thursday afternoon, we met with Dr. Susan McLellan and her staff. They went over my case with the proverbial fine-toothed comb.
Dr. McLellan has lived in Africa, works with tropical and infectious diseases, and was so very impressive.
Our East African medical director, Miriam Pumpelly, forwarded all of our tests from Kenya.
Dr. McLellan ordered a wide range of blood tests and other unmentionable samples.
We’ll return to New Orleans next week to learn more.
Please pray for a correct and timely diagnosis. I am ready to get well!
I continue to drop weight and have daily stomach issues.
We will be spending July in Dry Creek, Harrisonburg, and Cenla.
We’ve left the Red Dirt of Uganda for Louisiana Red Dirt.
This is a bittersweet time. Although happy to be among family, we are not happy to have left Africa early and without proper goodbyes to our precious African friends.
Please pray for this transition time in our lives as well as our team and family back in Uganda/South Sudan/Chad and their borderlands.
During the coming days and weeks, I’ll be sharing about how God is revealing His plans for this next leg of our sojourn.
So many of you have “Held the Rope” in prayer during these past three years.
We need your prayer as much as ever.