A few weeks ago we were blessed to have Shawn, Donna, and Kenna Daggett in our home. Shawn and Donna were leading a group of Harding students who spent a semester studying in Zambia. At the end of their term, they traveled through Uganda and Rwanda visiting missionaries. The Daggetts were our first liaison family when we moved to Mbale in 1998. It was really neat to see them here and renew our relationship! Part of the group stayed in Jinja, and part came to Mbale. When we returned the students to Jinja, we also met Mark Berryman and Janice Bingham. Mark was the intern coordinator at Harding when we surveyed India, Uganda, and Togo in 1996. Janice is a long-time friend of Laura’s family and was a major inspiration for Laura considering mission work. We were so glad to meet these four dear friends again after so long.
Back in October we went on vacation with the Proctors, McCullums, Diana and Lori. We stayed at our favorite place: Turtle Bay Beach Club in Watumu, Kenya. The kids love the pool, sand, and ocean. Mom and Dad love the peacefulness and good service. We rode the overnight train from Nairobi to Mombasa (14-17 hours). It has a dining car, and we ate dinner and breakfast on the train. Great fun!
I know this is a little late, but here are some pics from the big day (October 31). Israel had a sleepover with his friends from school. His gifts from Nana and Papa arrived just in time!