On a side note....baby it's cold outside! We've got highs in the 20s and lows in the single digits on campus this week! It's like the tundra out there minus the snow. There's no snow! It's windy and sending the wind chill factor below zero! Where's the white stuff? Campus is locked in a deep freeze.
This morning Eric, Grant and I went to the Little Rock airport to send off the Rackley family to Uganda. They finished bootcamp with John and Jamie in December and have sorted through their belongings and have managed to pack their "lives" into sixteen suitcases. This is a permanent move for this family of eight. They have never been to Uganda and Eric, Grant and I have, so I was very excited for them. They're excited too but have no idea what to be excited about! Quite a few of us met them this morning to hug them, cry with them, pray with them and send them on their way. Their parents were there and their aunts and uncles too along with several friends. We're all so proud of them but as you know, this is a hard morning. Goodbyes are difficult and you wonder when you'll see your family again. On the flip side, the excitement was growing and "when was that plane going to take off?!" It ended up being delayed three hours from the snowstorms around the south. Here are a few pictures that I took. I can't believe it....I forgot my camera so I tried to take some using an iphone. I'm no good at this but I'm putting them up anyway! These scenes should be familiar to you all!
Oh how we'll all miss them here in the States. But God is at work in the lives of the Ugandans and the Rackleys have answered the call to go. Children are awaiting their arrival and the whole family will invest in the hearts of the "least of these." The call was given, and on bended knee, the answer "yes" was returned.
Living Under His Grace and Mercy,