Luke 22:36

Slow Forward

Quote a long time back I posted “Fast Forward”.  Now things have changed and I am doing “Slow Forward”.

Backing up a bit, Twyla and I moved to Mozambique in 2010.  We loved the people, the location and the work that Papa God gave us to do.  In May of 2016 .. just a few days after our 6th Anniversary in Mozambique .. Twyla suffered a severe stroke and after a few days passed away.

Her death left me in quite a daze.  I mean, we KNEW intellectually that something like this could possibly happen. We had Missionary friends who died on the field.  We were not young and the possibility was always there .. except I think I felt we were kind of exempt.  Whatever.  It was a hard thing to take.

My daughters flew in from the States and helped me close out things as much as we could in a few days, then we returned to the U.S. and began the process of finding life again.

I am living near Georgetown, Texas on my daughter and son-in-law’s place.  I have been doing ranch work – fixing fences, cutting grass, fighting fire ants … and learning to live without Twyla.  I have been able to set up my reloading bench and bullet casting stuff which has been very therapeutic for me.  I don’t have much of  a place to shoot yet, but I just joined a local private shooting range and will soon have access to that.

Since Twyla’s death I have been working to get a computer classroom built in Pemba, Mozambique in her honor.  She had trained a local Mozambican to run the class and after her death I gave him all the equipment.  He has been doing a great job!   Soon we will have a building dedicated solely to teaching computer.   It is named appropriately, Mama Twyla’s Computer Class. I will be traveling back to Mozambique in May to help dedicate the building.

I am not sure where I will be going from here, or what I will be doing.  And I appreciate your prayers in that regard.

The is the building at the present .. almost finished!

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