Thursday, February 21, 2013

We’re Not in Kansas (or Alabama) Anymore

This may sound a little crazy, but shortly after we arrived on the mission field here I developed a simple game.  It goes like this: see how far you can walk before you notice something – a sign, a car, a person – that lets you know beyond a shadow of a doubt you’re in a foreign country.  In our country, it’s really hard to go very far without running smack into something that looks truly foreign.

P1000033It was plain when we arrived in Prague last Saturday that we had gone way beyond the bounds of our little home in Shelby County, Alabama.   Thankfully, our Czech friend, René Drápala was there to meet us and make us feel welcome.

We returned to the Církev Reformovaná on Sunday and were delighted to re-connect with our dear church family there.  Both of us got a hug from someone who normally only gives handshakes – that was pretty special! 

Since we’ve been back, there have been several snowy days.  The snow helps brighten the gray days, so we both enjoy it (see the picture nearby).

We are so grateful to all of you who allowed us to spend time with you during our visit to the US.  Thank you for feeding us, housing us, and sharing your joys and sorrows with us.  Many thanks to all of you who prayed for our travels – the Lord surely heard your prayers.