So, I have realized what an incredibly awful blogger I am! Props to those of you who are able to maintain your blog, which the rest of us enjoy so much. In my defense, the internet in South Africa can be a little tricky. I suppose "mission term" proved to be a useful tool in training. I am happy to announce that I have purchased a new cell phone which should allow for more consistent internet. All of that aside, things are going very well in Port Elizabeth. I think most of you know that I was able to take a trip back to the US in April and was blessed to see many of you. I didn't know how much I needed that trip until I arrived. We, as a team have had our share of challenges working in Port Elizabeth, and the encouragement I received while home was invaluable. I have to admit, I did encounter some confusion during the trip... not hard to believe if you know me well. :) I am now totally confused as to where "home" is. Both, the United States and South Africa now feel like "home." I apologize to my family, as I am sure that is not what you want to hear. For me, while it is complicated and confusing, it is also a really neat feeling. God is so good.
Upon my return, my grandmother was able to join us in South Africa for three weeks. It was an amazing time for us both. I am still in shock that she would make the sacrifice to come to the other side of the world to see "my world" as she puts it. I am constantly humbled by this amazing woman and her love for me. There is no doubt in my mind, I have the best Gran in the world! After her departure, we jumped right into moving, preparing for the new AIM team and maintaining our regular schedules. Life has been crazy, and unfortunately still is! We are officially moved out of our "Big House" and living on our own. Our coordinators are about 20 minutes from Carolyne and I, who found a flat on the beach front not far from where we were living. Brittney, Liz and the four girls on the new team found a house that suits them perfectly. Logan, Johnathan, and Joey also found a flat on the beach just a short walk from Carolyne and I. The two boys on the new team, Tyler and Mike will be living on the other side of town. Our family is now spread out, but I am excited to see how God uses us in our new environments. I actually need to go now, we are in the middle of VBS, a youth rally, and gospel meetings all week long. I will try to update again this week. PS- I will post pictures soon, as I am not using my own computer now.