Thursday, July 17, 2008

See You in Three Years (or in Mozambique!)

Well, we have finished up packing, and the suitcases are in the car for our early morning departure. We have had a wonderful furlough – we feel so blessed to have seen and spent time with so many of you, and we are so sorry for the few of you that we missed. Though we have left the States to live in Mozambique, God has blessed us with many homes, especially in Nashville, Memphis, and Dallas. At the moment we are dealing with a strange swirling of emotions; we are looking forward to being home, but have been sick to our stomachs saying all our good-byes that we know will be for awhile, especially in light of how fast grandchildren grow.

Please pray for us as we travel:
--that we and all our luggage will arrive safely into Pemba and Montepuez
--for us as we get settled back in Mozambique and get re-oriented to life there
--for the next three years as we listen and discern how God is working and leading in northern Mozambique

Rachel, Alan, Abby, and Ellie


  1. May God Bless your travels and the next three exciting years. We were glad to see you at Donelson this summer.

    Craig and Jennifer Sherrill

  2. We are so proud and encouraged by the path of service that you have chosen. You are such a beautiful example to us of service and sacrifice. We know God will bless you in wonderous ways and you let Him use you to bless others.

    You are in our prayers
    Aunt Tempee

  3. Hi Alan and Rachel
    I just read your email as I've just returned from Guatemala. Hope you had a good return trip and things are going well in Mozambique. We pray God will direct your daily work, give you strength and open the hearts and minds of the beautiful people of Mozambique. Sorry we didn't get to spend more time with you - and send me another list of needs, etc.

    Much love - Rosemary and Don Geddes