On the Road...
Where We’ve Been…
After preparing for our 6 month home assignment, packing and wrapping up details in Loki, and closing off the kids’ school year with standardized testing at Rift Valley Academy near Nairobi, we were ready for a vacation. An extended layover in London provided the perfect solution. We saw as much as we could in three beautiful, rain-free days in historic London on our way back to Canada.
West Minster Abbey
Home! And jet-lagged. We enjoyed a couple of weeks relaxing with great family, great food, and minimal stress. A few walks on a quiet country road does a soul good. So does being on the same continent to celebrate LaReina’s brother’s 50th
birthday and her dad’s birthday in person. Blessings we used to take for granted…
Saying, “See ya in a bit,” to Alberta, we hopped into Joel’s mom and dad’s truck pulling their 5th
wheel and began a three day drive up the Alaska Highway to Kingdom Air Corps where Joel’s mom and dad spend their summers. Mom and Dad were already up at the ranch, and a family friend joined us on the ride up to reunite the truck and trailer with its owners. Majestic mountains, crisp mountain air, and God’s unspoiled creation (including a grizzly bear that kindly let us enjoy him road-side until we were ready to move on)…soul-filling.
North to Alaska
Home! For the first time in five years, all of Joel’s family got together for a fun evening of catching up, sharing old and new stories, and cousins playing in the backyard. With Becky coming up from Oregon, Jon from the North Slope, David not off somewhere in the helicopter, and Joel from Kenya…getting everyone together (except three) was nothing short of miraculous.
King family reunion
Where We’re going…
Souls filled and feeling the blessings of God, we are setting out for an action packed summer as we travel back to Alberta, grab our trusty vehicle (please be praying for that – it hasn’t been driven much in the last two years), and head down to the lower 48.
We know you have busy schedules and want to connect with as many of you as we can, so here’s where WE’LL be, and please let us know if you can fit us into your schedule. We’d love to share the amazing ways we’re seeing God work in East Africa…
June 14-July 6th: Kingdom Air Corps, Sutton
July 5th: Glacier View Church, Sutton
July 7- 14th: Thorsby, Alberta
July 17-Aug 8th: Duvall, WA
July 19th: Adventure Community Church, Duvall
July 26th: Crosswater Church, Sultan
July 26th: 1PM ACC Sandlot Sunday, Duvall
Aug 2nd: Cascade Community Church, Monroe
Aug 12- 17th: Travelling from Washington to Michigan, seeing a few folks along the way…
Aug 17- Sept 2nd: Michigan
Aug 23rd: Outreach Christian Church, Lake Odessa
Aug 30th: Berlin Center/LeValley Church, Ionia
Sept 5-7th: Le Raysville, PA
Sept 6th: Neath Church, Le Raysville
Sept 10-14th: Vestal, NY
Sept 13th: Morning Service Grace Point Church, Vestal
Sept 13th: Evening Service South Apalachin Baptist Church, South Apalachin
Sept 15-17th: Hollis Center, ME
Sept 18- 23rd: Columbia, MD
North Carolina/South Carolina
Sept 24- Oct 2nd: Raleigh, NC
Sept 27th: Little Rock Baptist Church, Little Rock, SC
October - Dates not set.
Return to Kenya November 12.
Looking forward to seeing you while we are in your area!
Joel, LaReina, Renee and Ian