Since Arequipa, 28 February 2013:
Decatur, Memphis, Little Rock, Searcy. Memphis, Ripley (MS), Decatur. Little Rock, Houston, Little Rock. Searcy, Memphis, Nashville. Memphis, Searcy, Memphis, Decatur, Ripley, Memphis.
Now, our nomadic style of life is coming to an end.
Holly Springs, MS.
That’s right, the Holly Springs. Historic civil war site, where Confederate Earl Van Dorn raided General Grant’s supply depot. Holly Springs, the county seat of Marshall County and certified retirement community (what does that mean?). It is home to Graceland Too, Rust College, and the Marshall County Historical Museum. I’m sure that once we pay our visit to the museum we’ll have more to report.
Before I explain what’s next for us, I’d like to thank those who have hosted us since last August. The Namwianga Mission for most of last fall. Our families and Seth and Rebekah last December. Greg and Megan McKinzie in January; Kyle and Larissa Smith in February. While we were constantly on the go in March and April, Memphis was our home base and we owe Dan and Rachel Henderson a special thanks for putting us up (and putting up with us) for the greater part of two months.
We are so thankful to have a home now for the near future (which Katie has photographed for you here and here). Come visit! Katie is working as a PA at a family practice clinic in Ripley, MS. I am hoping to finish up my degree at Harding School of Theology over the next year. Together, we’ve been blessed with the opportunity to work with “Iglesia,” a Hispanic congregation that meets at the Sycamore View Church of Christ campus in Memphis. We still have plans to end up in Peru in the not-too-distant future, and are working with the Frouds, Morgans, and Blairs to make that a team effort. For now, our goal is the same: we want to learn and bless where we are.
And now that we have wifi, we can finally call it home.