"The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. "
Zephaniah 3:17

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Saying Good Bye Part 1

Suzanne spent most of the summer training for her journeyman adventure in Africa for the next two years. At the end of her orientation, all the missionaries going out were given a commissioning service where family and loved ones could attend. This was where everything got "real" for me that my baby sis was about to move across the world to serve our Lord. Before the service the families were invited to attend a "meeting" where they pretty much encouraged us to lay everything out on the table before our missionary left the country. I was NOT mentally prepared to start saying good bye that day. I still had about 2 weeks left! It was so great to be able to see where Suz had spent her summer and meet the people she grew so close to in just a few short months. Imagine about 130 people who are all like minded spending the summer together. Suz had a blast and made friendships that will last forever. Love that!

Suz with the proud parents

Map of Africa

Suzanne will be serving in Johannesburg, South Africa until the summer of 2012.

Two of Suz's two new best friends - Abbey and Grace. AMAZING girls!!

Suz's sweet mate for the summer and also headed to Africa - Machael.

Sweet Kristen who will be in Jo'Berg with Suz!

Thanks so much to my WONDERFUL hubby for letting me travel up to Virginia to support my sis and for putting on many different hats while I was gone. Love you, honey!! More pics to come of our good byes...


Andrew said...

i love you too. not a if i can just get you to Africa :)