The school year is almost at an end which means it is time for us to come back to the USA again. We look forward to seeing so many familiar faces and sharing more stories about Uganda.
Our family has been so blessed for the last four years to be here in Uganda but we are pretty desperate for a furlough. With all three kids in school now, Loring working and Dan busy building up leaders in the church we haven't been good about devoting much time for family in the last year. It has become very apparent that we need a break and some time to devote to our marriage and family.
We will be arriving in the USA (Raleigh, NC) June 1st and will spend our first three weeks working through some marriage stuff and spending time with our kids. This time is really important to us so that we can prepare our hearts for the rest of our furlough. Coming back to the states is fun but often confusing and hard on us emotionally and spiritually. We have set aside the first three weeks for our family to take a break, relax and prepare for all the things God has planned for us during our two-month trip home.
After that it will be a whirlwind trip through California, Washington, Oregon, Montana and then back to California. During that time we will be speaking at various churches, attending an Acts 29 pastor conference, re-connecting with family and friends and finally watching Loring's sister get married before heading back to Kampala.
As you know, we rely solely on support from our friends and family to live and work in Uganda. We need extra funds for our time in the states as well. Our plane tickets home are already purchased but we still need two tickets for Daniel and Loring to go round trip to California from Seattle, funds for car rentals (unless anyone has one we could borrow!) and a salary supplement as traveling in the states is markedly more expensive than in a third world country!
If you are able to help with any of our travel expenses you can donate through International Messengers or Justgive.org which can be accessed through this website. Click on "Get Involved" and then "Give" which will take you to the right link. Other ways to help would include airline miles and borrowed vehicles in the various states we will be in.
We are always grateful for the love, encouragement and financial support from you all. With so many needs in your own lives we are amazed at the generosity of your giving in the last four years. We would love to connect with as many of you as possible while we are home.
Thanks for your prayerful consideration to help us with this much needed trip home. We look forward to seeing many of you!
Daniel, Loring, Aiden, Hannah and Benjamin
June 1st-21st Raleigh North Carolina for some counseling, family time, a visit to a supporting church and relaxation
June 22nd-24th Seattle Washington for a brief visit with friends and possible speaking engagements *car rental or borrowed needed
June 24th-27th Dan and Loring to Newport California for a three day conference and rejuvenation time with the Acts 29 Church planting network. *Two plane tickets needed.
June 28th-30th Seattle Washington for a quick good bye to some good friends *car rental or borrowed
July 1st-8th Portland Oregon for time with Dan's parents *car rental or borrowed
July 9th-21st Kalispell Montana to visit Loring's parents, our home church and possible speaking engagements
July 22nd-August 6th Dana Point California for possible speaking engagements, and time with Loring's family as her sister gets married
August 6th fly back to Uganda
Please contact us if you, your home church or other group would like to get together and hear more about the last two years in Uganda. We are anxious to share all the amazing stories of how God is moving!