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!