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April 2019 Update

It has been wonderful to see all the yellow daffodils and the trees with pink and white blossoms - and green grass and the leaves just starting to come out.

The Mission Team at Noroton Presbyterian Church in Darien, Connecticut met with Bob Chedester, who is one of the missionaries that the church supports. He and his wife Jennifer have been at Rift Valley Academy in Kenya for the past 8 years, and they served in Uganda for 13 years before that. They and two of their five adopted children will return to Kenya in August, after spending a one year sabbatical at their home in Pennsylvania.

Connecticut April 2019

Three of our Kenya friends met at Brendan's 101 in Rowayton for lunch. They are from Meru where we have lived each summer for the past ten years. One has built a home for her mother in Meru, and the other is a cousin of the Catholic Bishop of the Meru Diocese. Her daughter has been accepted to study nursing at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven.

Connecticut April 2019

We enjoyed Easter Sunday dinner with John’s daughter and a friend from Darien, and eight others from further away. They included a young family from West Haven with their two beautiful daughters and their grandma, a music teacher from Greenwich, another teacher from Nairobi, and a mother from Kansas, who home schools her daughter.

Connecticut April 2019

On Good Friday, we discovered The St. John's Bible at St. Luke’s Church in Darien, Connecticut. It is the first illuminated, handwritten Bible in more than 500 years, and it is a truly beautiful work of sacred art. It was commissioned by Saint John’s Abbey and University in Collegeville, Minnesota, where Marilyn’s maternal grandmother married, and where her great grandparents are buried.

Connecticut April 2019

Please pray with us –

There is no greater love
than the love of Jesus.
There’s no love that’s stronger,
that lasts longer,
that’s more soul-satisfying,
more pure and undying.
There’s no love more caring,
more sharing, more daring
to risk all in danger
for sinner and stranger.
There’s no love more vast,
more validating, more victorious
or more glorious.