Hard Good Byes and Happy Hellos

HERE we are in EGBE after almost a year of hard work we have finally arrived in our new home!!!

To put it simply the good bye part STUNK!!! I despised every second of the process!!!  However, the despise only verifies the blessing. Difficult good byes can only mean one thing, the relationships are strong and the love is real!  Leaving our families and friends was with out a doubt the hardest part of this process.  The giving away of material possessions was gratifying, support raising was faith building, but when it came to leaving behind our loved ones, were we ready to count the cost? It has been and will continue to be a hard battle as we will miss our family and friends daily.

However, we delight in the confidence He has given us to truly follow Him.  The welcoming into our new community was a joyous occasion and full of celebration!  The minute we arrived on the hospital compound we were greeted with warm hugs, happy hellos, and exuberant song!  We are excited to spend the next few days and weeks adapting to our new town, but more importantly anxious to begin building relationships with all these new and wonderful people!  Our new community surrounds us with love!

Thanks to ALL who have been loving on us and supporting us every step of the way!  Keep praying and sharing with us!

Pictures Below of our first few days in Egbe…..

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Our NEW house aka Anderson Manor

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Greeted by Pastor and members of 1st ECWA church underneath the official Egbe Hospital welcoming tree!
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Patrice and I finally meet face to face!!
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Lenny and Nick meet for the first time dressed just alike

 

Arrival 4
Part of the missionary team in front of our new home! Dr Bert Oubre, Lenny Miles, Nick and I, Patrice Miles, Dr Dana Iglesia
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Jolie, Cason and Ayo keeping me company while I unpack and enjoying all the new school supplies!
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Town tour with Patrice. Showing us all the Egbe hot spots!
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Downtown Egbe!
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Egbe store



12 thoughts on “Hard Good Byes and Happy Hellos

  1. Keep sending pics. It keeps us closer to you guys rather than so far away! You are in our prayers always! Beth

  2. Great pictures!!! You look so happy. I’m really glad that you made it there safely and will continue to pray for you and Nick. Blessings and joy!!!! Pat

  3. So glad you made it safely. The pictures made me look back on the time I was there and think about the effect it has had on my life. I’ll be keeping you both lifted up in my prayers. My friend Bob will be there in Sept. Who knows, maybe I’ll see you there before this is over.

  4. You two are going to do GREAT thing in Egbe! They are so blessed to have you both ministering to them. We’ll be praying for you DAILY!!!!
    Bob

  5. Katie and Nick, Thanks for the facebook connection and the blog! I am continuing to remember you in prayer. What you are doing is so very important. May God continue to bless you!

  6. Katie and Nick, We thank God for your safe journey and arrival in Egbe! The pictures of your joyful faces and your new surroundings help provide a real sense of connection with your ministry and “wings” to my prayers for you. May God especially guide and bless you during these first days of adjustment. Love, Diane

  7. Happy to see your made it to your new spot in God’s kingdom. I’ve prayed for you both often since we met at Dwight’s home and will continue. God bless you! Judy Eurey

  8. Katie and Nick we are following along on the blog, and we loved all the pictures of smiling faces, as you arrived in Egbe. Our prayers are with you, and those you work with, and those you serve! We love you! Danny and Melissa Flynt

  9. Katie and Nick,
    It is an honor to keep you in prayer. May you find blessings in your every day. Keep the pics coming…it gives such a connection to you. Love you so much!!!
    kathy walker

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