Sunday, September 07, 2008

Just a glimpse...

I am wondering now how I will put into words the amazing experiences of the past week. I assure you I will find a way!! Here are a few pictures! Come back later in the week to hear more about the trip and see more pictures.We have so many! The Lord is good and we experienced his grace and kindness over and over again. Our friends in Benin are doing well and stronger in their faith...this is a wonderful encouragement to our family.





8 comments:

vicki said...

Look forward to reading and seeing more about the trip. The expressions on the faces say so much, though. And I hope you will tell us what Tori and Timo thought about the experience as well. I am so happy that you were able to visit the Christians and find good news, maturing brothers and sisters, and dear friends. I am certain their hearts leaped with joy when they saw all of you!

mindy said...

Can't wait to read all about it. These photos brought tears to my eyes as I imagined you all returning to the place you love so much. And look at Tori and Timo - it's like they never left! So happy you are home safely - can't wait to give you a hug!

Aimee said...

So glad you are home safely! I love the first of the pictures--seeing Tori and Timo dancing around with their friends is priceless. We praise God that you were all able to go and we pray that He will bring Randy home safely next week. God is so good! :)

Jan Kelley said...

Kelly, like vicki, i long to know what tori and timothy's thoughts were...did they keep a journal...i know timothy is so young, but he could "pretend" write and then he could tell you what he wrote and you could write his words under his scribble=writing so we could know his thoughts....and if tori could write a jounal entry...what a blessing i beleieve that would be.....i am so thankful that you all wanted to return and were able to return and that it was such an uplifting trip for the "goers" and the "greeters"....how thrillig.....i did not realize that randy was staying longer...i will be praying for him and his safe return......love you more than words can tell......jj

Brooks Inc. said...

that last picture is my all time favorite. I cannot wait to hear every last detail!

love you so! Rejoicing in the good news about the Christians in Benin!

BJB

MarketingTwins-Randy said...

hey everyone - I love these pics of my kids..they really did love it here..they have a new internet cafe in town...it is incredibly slow connection and a blazing sauna inside but I am glad to have access to the world and to see these first pics!!

I will be here all this week and return home on the 16th fully spent in good Kingdom work but eager for some strong AC! The day Kelly and the kids left the cool rains have stopped and it is hot and muggy!! Where is the grace for me??

I am here alonside former colleagues and great friends Murphy Crowson and Greg Bailey...alot of fun!

-Randy

Donny - MarketingTwin #2 said...

great photos and I'm glad the kids had a great time!

JudyV said...

Oh, it is great to see pictures of our special friends in Benin. They all look great.

My favorite picture is the last one. Tori is in her element dancing with her friends and Timothy is just soaking everything up. I was glad to hear that they loved being there but also more than glad that they were happy to be back home as well.

Looking forward to more pictures and stories.

Anxious to hear more of Randy's week, too. I am so thankful to have you all back safely and will be praying for Randy, Greg, and Murphy.

Love,
Judy