Back in Alaska

This morning we woke up to about 3-4 inches of fresh white snow. Trigger looked out the window and said “Snow!” over and over again. We’ve been “Home” for two whole weeks now. I can’t believe it’s been that long. We progressively made our way to Kenny Lake a few days at a time. Our first three days were spent in Anchorage just trying to get our bearings and catch up on details…driver’s license, car insurance, winter gear, warmer clothing, car registration updating and on and on. I can’t believe all we accomplished, besides sleep, those first few days. Then we moved north and stayed a few days with dear friends before pressing on to speak at a Mission Conference at one of our supporting churches.


Jonathan Family


Good friends


Trigger and his aunties

Finally, on day 7, we made it to Kenny Lake and our frozen trailer in the woods. It took a day to get water and our washing machine was the only major casualty of last year’s winter. The boys could hardly wait to see their old school buddies, so we took advantage of the time waiting for our house to warm up and visited the school. It was like time stood still and we’d never left. This life between two worlds is an odd one sometimes. I know we were in Uganda, but in this moment it was as if we had never left. It was great to be welcomed and to catch up on life with so many people we’ve loved for a long time. This Sunday we will share at our sending church, Kenny Lake Chapel. We look forward to giving them a better idea of what life was like over in Uganda.


Jonathan Girls

We have less than two weeks here in Alaska before we begin our journey south. We are still processing how our 5 year plan has become a 2 year plan, but we are trusting God that He is truly in charge of us and is directing our steps. We would appreciate your prayers as we work through all these thoughts and emotions and as we travel so much over the next couple months. We are so thankful that you are standing with us and that you continue to support us through all these transitions.


Strong men


Here are some pictures of our time just before we left Uganda.   We truly miss these kids.

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