Monday, June 10, 2013

Home

One week ago my feet landed on American soil. I was greeted by my parents and engulfed by eagerly awaited hugs. Upon arriving at my parent's home, I was ambushed by Aiden and Heidi.  How sweet it is to be reunited with family and friends.


Heidi was sitting on my lap rubbing my arms and said,"You're turning darker... must be because you've been around dark people."  I replied, "Oh really, Is that how it works!"

Last evening we celebrated Cassidy's 4th Birthday and I was privileged to be the one that she picked to sit beside her. Oh how I've missed moments like these.

I was also greeted warmly by my congregation at Ridgeway Mennonite Church, and enjoyed sitting under my dad's preaching again.

So, now that I'm home you may be wondering what's next for me. Or, you may be curious as to how long I'm going to be home. The plan is for me to return to Bundibugyo, Uganda for a 5 year term (pending approval by WHM in 2 weeks). Once given approval, I will begin support raising.  My tentative goal is to raise support in 1 year.

I will keep you posted as things progress. As for now, feel free to email me (risserad@gmail.com), call me, facebook me, or knock on my door. I would love to share with you what I've been doing in Uganda, and how God's been working.

For all you Georgia and Florida people; I'll hopefully be visiting you soon!