Yesterday, we drove down to Entebbe and said good bye to our dear friend and missionary associate, Tessa.
She has been such a huge blessing to us these past five months. She went above and beyond the call of duty and all the while she remained smiling and steadfast! And, boy did we put her through the ringer! She was willing to come to Uganda "green" with us and learn with us! She survived an airplane ride with 8 kids, moving in, no electricity for weeks at a time, running out of water, unloading the container, a linen closet that can't seem to stay organized for more than a day, many spontaneous marriage proposals by Ugandan men who must think to themselves, "why not? the worst she could do is turn me down," boda rides, market runs, and making breakfast every morning for us and all with a happy heart. What a blessing!
Thank you, Tess! You've been a blessing and a friend! We will miss you so much! May you be blessed by our heavenly Father as you seek to serve him in what is next!
Also, the Lord has heard and answered our prayers regarding a replacement for Tess. On January 8, Christi, who hails from Canada, will be joining us. We praise the Lord for this answered prayer!!
These pictures were taken at the introduction. Tess was able to be in one of the groups.