Monday, December 08, 2008

My Parents Visit

There are few things that could be more emotional for me as a missionary than having my mom and dad come to visit us here in Togo. For two wonderful weeks, we got to share our lives here with them in every possible way. They got to see the good, the bad, the really bad, the beautiful and the profound way that God is working over here. The best thing about their visit is that now they "get it". Having them play with our boys and enjoying their presence in our home was wonderful, but knowing that we no longer have to try and explain our lives to two of the people we love most is priceless. Thanks Mom and Dad for making the trip over. We'll never forget it!


Nanna said...

I told your mom I was ready to go back. She said let her get over her jet lag first. =-)

Anonymous said...

We have told everyone that you cannot go to Africa and not be changed...we were immensely...and we have told everyone of the great work you are doing for the Lord...and we know it first-hand are both incredible servants of God and we are humbled by your willing hearts. Much love, Mom & Dad xoxo

Joshua and Julie Marcum said...

Yeah for grandma and grandpa Emerson. Good for you guys for making the trip! And you are so right - there is just something about someone BEING there that opens a whole new world of understanding.