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A month of LOVE, family, and re-filling

I am blessed as I look back on October…it was a month FULL of blessings and deep, deep filling.  The Lord, in His goodness, gave my parents and our family such a special month.  When looking back at all of the pictures, I can hardly believe we were able to do so much in a short five weeks.  I LOVE that my parents entered fully into our crazy life here in Uganda…A life we are so deeply thankful for, and a place and a people that are capturing our hearts.  I may be mistaken, but I think this place may have snuck into my parents’ hearts as well!! img_9525Here’s a glimpse of some of the amazing things we got to do together.  IT was a time of joy and laughter, and partnership, and work, and play, and cooking and eating, and exploring…of loving and serving, and growing together.  I am so so thankful.

WE LOVE TO CELEBRATE!!!

img_6641OUR SHIM FAMILY worshiping in our home!!  (Shepherd’s Heart Island Ministry)img_6261AND MORE CELEBRATING…HAPPY 1st to our FULL OF LIFE KID, ISAIAH!!img_6640img_6617THE MABIRA RAIN FORESTimg_6286WORK.img_70643 worlds collided in a beautiful way for us.

Our Dear Mehret visited from Ethiopia while my parents were here.

Together, we ventured to the islands–our new place of ministering!!

(Clearly, Selah was ecstatic too!!)img_6813AND JINJA HAS AN ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT!!!! YAAAAAHOOOOOOOO!!!!!   Betam Conjorno!!!img_6967img_6965ATV-ing through Uganda, was just about one of the most incredible things…we had a BLAST!! img_6299img_6310img_6303img_6306okay…now we’re actually ready to ride!!

img_6398img_6338img_6366SUPER BEAUTIFUL, Special boat ride on the NILE RIVER!!img_7053img_7029TO THE ISLANDS!!!!

We were able to take Mom & Dad to Lingira Island! We had a beautiful day visiting the church there, listening to Dave teach, watching Keeky teach Sunday School, hiking and visiting with some friends there!  What a super special day!!img_6960fullsizerenderfullsizerenderfullsizerenderimg_6085

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AND, along the way…these two became the BEST of BUDDIES!! Hilarious.img_5263And a little bit of rest and quiet for my sweet hubby and I…ahhhhhh!!!

img_6995WE JUST ADORE THESE TWO.  They are our parents, our friends, mentors, INCREDIBLE Grandparents, adventurers, servants, generous, kind, fun and just SO FULL OF LOVE for all of us!!!

We LOVED having you, Dad and Mom.  Please come back SOON!!!img_6946

 

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