Summer Highlights–people and places

We had a GREAT time this summer visiting churches, supporters, reporting on the work, the kids doing VBS, visiting family . . .

Here’s some pics:

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(l) Baby Joel was born April 15 (same birthday as big brother Vail)

(r) This highway shot was just to show our Ethiopians what driving in our area of the country is like (on the interstate from KC to Wichita).

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At Grandma’s lake in KC

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Visit to Manhattn KS/Grace Baptist Church–At the Mugler’s farm.

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(l) Manhattan, KS farm

(r) This is the very spot at K-State where Rebecca and I met!

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The grand, old library wing of K-State

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(l) VBS with CrossPointe Community Church

(r) Ice cream at McD’s; we tried our best to eat our year’s worth of ice cream this summer (one of the US favorites that we miss here)

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(l) Beautiful corn crop in NW MO. We visited the Noels farm on a picturesque evening.

(r) Hudson helping our friends in Clay Center with the new load of baby pigs.

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Fresh load of hogs!

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It just happened to be the Clay County Fair weekend as well!

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(l) NW MO farm again–it’s amazing how much more nostalgic we feel since living overseas.

(r) Visiting friends from church

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Church friends!

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Visit to Countryside Bible Church in Meade, KS.

Shooting guns with the Friesens in Meade KS.  Visiting Meade lake with church friends (this is only a few miles from my family’s farmstead where I grew up).

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We miss KS! On the way back from Manhattan to St. Joe, MO we stopped and had a picnic on a deserted country road.

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(l) Vail got appendicitis RIGHT before we came back!

(r) Our last day and our last “swim” at Grandma and Grandpa’s north of DC. All our bags and ready to go the next day.IMG_0392  IMG_0373

(l) at Grandma and Grandpa’s

(r) at Chesapeake Bay

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