Thursday, June 30, 2011

highlights from our first month back in the states

  • Denver. To visit Jacob and Aaron, Anna’s brothers. Shortly after our visit, Aaron got engaged to Kelli Kol, and the wedding is set for November 19—while we’re still around.
  • Bike-rides with Grandpa in Goshen, Indiana. This included a 26-mile round-trip ride on June 18 on the Pumpkin vine. Isaac and Moses both completed 18 of those 26 miles.
  • Sawatzky-Gingerich family reunion at Camp Mennoscah, Kansas. We enjoyed playing in the Ninnescah River with my parents’ eleven grandchildren between the ages of 8 and 1.
  • Family time in Kansas City. On the way from Indiana to Kansas, we had a great time at the College Basketball Experience and Kauffman Stadium for a Royals game.
  • Sunday, June 19 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, rural Goshen, Ind. This was our first official congregational visit of our North American assignment. Next up for us is the Mennonite Church USA convention in Pittsburgh, which marks the beginning of an accelerated speaking schedule for us.
  • Running into old friends wherever we have been.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Partnership Council 2011 Group Photo

This is the group that met in Bloemfontein at the beginning of May, reported on here. Thanks to Martin Wiens for the photo.