Thursday, February 7, 2008
HOME...well sort of!
It has been over a week since I arrived back in the States. Life has been so full and chaotic that I haven't had the time to finish this last blog post on my ministry experiences in SE Asia.
Last Monday, I flew from Bangkok to Atlanta where Charity and I helped Lauran Bethell present a workshop on the issue of sexual exploitation at the New Baptist Covenant gathering. What an amazing, life-challenging experience I shared with Darrell, Charity and almost 20,000 other passionate and charged-up Baptists. God is really moving among us!
Since the conference, I have been in Yankton caring for Darrell's ailing mother Genevieve. She has lung cancer which has spread into her spine. It is my privilege to care for her in these last days of her earthy life. As many of you know, the Omansons are still grieving the sudden death of Darrell's sister. There are many challenges for us all as we realize we are facing the imminent loss of Genevieve. We just finished making airline reservations for Charity and she is taking a red-eye tonight from LA to Omaha. She will be in Yankton Friday afternoon. I am so thankful we could make these last minute arrangements.
I hope you enjoy these photos from the retreat. What a wonderful way to end my amazing journey in Bangkok. I am also going to forward Annie Dieselberg's newsletter about the retreat. The woman being baptized should be familiar to you blog watchers. Yes, it is Goi and the baby in the pictures is beautiful Benji.
TO ALL OF MY FAITHFUL PRAYER PARTNERS - THANK YOU! Your prayers and support made every moment possible. What the future holds...only God knows. The miracle - I am at peace with this all - SUSAN
Posted by Susan at 6:10 PM