Sunday, April 8, 2007

Resting in Slovenia

March was a joy and a blur! We began with a visit from Jamie, Nikki's sister, then we dedicated Sammy, celebrated Siena's 2nd birthday with friends, signed up students for 1 week of English Club outreach, we hosted the outreaches and campus preaching (Anthony translated from English into Italian...exhausting), followed up and then rested in Slovenia on Beautiful Lake Bled (see photo).

We gathered their with over 100 missionaries from western and eastern Europe for some teaching, debriefing, rest, hiking and enjoying great food (most days you could eat fresh fish from the lake!) Siena loves kids so after she recovered from her third illness since Sammy was born on Feb 2nd, she played with them (see photo at pool).

Nikki and I took a hike through the beautiful Vintgar Gorge--reminds us of the Smoky Mountains in eastern Tennessee (see photo of us and last photo). We even enjoyed some of the Slovenian and Italian food--Bled Cream cake and Italian coffee--Italy borders this former Yugoslavian county.

Pray for us as we reengage ministry. Pray for the missionaries pictured towards the end of the photos (Asp Family, Eric & sons, they are moving back to US to help European missionaries, and Todd & son Gabrian, he and his wife have two kids and a 500 sq. ft. apt). Nikki and I are also training for a run for Mother's day 2007. A huge hug to you all, enjoy the photos!

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