Sometimes, truly, we don’t know if we’re coming or going. We leave home… to go home. It’s very strange. And after all these years our kids are really no different.
In late May Morgan left “home” after her freshman year in Jacksonville, only to return “home” in Cape Town… and what a homecoming she received. Some of her best friends jumped out from behind a pillar at the airport with a welcome sign and lots of laughs and tears. It was a complete surprise to her. That was after the sweet greeting she received from her South African boyfriend, Migail. We are all so happy to have her “home” again. These three months together over Morgan’s college break are a gift from God. Thank you for your prayers. Morgan was blessed with a part-time job in SA teaching children with autism how to use iPads and computers. God gave her this great opportunity!
Another Wolf “girl” arrived safely — our fourth grandchild, Aislinn Dylan McComas. Tara and Wade’s second child and sister to little Finnegan was another answer to prayer. Shortly after Aislinn’s entrance into the world, Tara and Wade passed their oral doctrinal examination which is one of the last requirements to become ABWE missionaries and begin the process of returning “home” to South Africa.
Please pray for the McComas family as they begin their pre-field journey. It starts with ABWE Candidate Seminar in Harrisburg and then off to the Missionary Enrichment Conference in Washington DC during July.
Their work at Cedarville University will resume in August and they will schedule as many ministry visits as possible after that. If you’d like to know more about their SA dreams and ministry plans you can contact them at: firstname.lastname@example.org We are so thankful for Pastor Craig Miller and Grace Baptist Church in Cedarville, their sending church.
In July Nancy and I will be visiting the homes of our ABWE missionaries in Durban, South Africa and we covet your prayers for this two-week trip. Pray that the Lord will use us to encourage our missionaries and those they work with. Tom will be in various meetings, preaching and also having some extended time with our national pastors.
Speaking of more travels, we have already booked our tickets to “come home” for the annual ABWE Global Operations Summit in January. We’ll join ABWE’s Regional and Area Directors from all over the world, as well as meet our new President, Dr. D. Jim O’Neill, as we together continue to cast the vision for world missions. Please pray for Dr. O’Neill and the leadership of our mission agency during this time of transition. We need God’s guidance for the future as we serve Him together.
You’ve heard that phase, “Home is where the heart is.” It fits well and we feel so at home with where God has us even if we are always coming and going. Thank you for your amazing support and prayers.
All our love, Tom and Nancy