John reminded me just recently that I told him, while we were engaged, that someday I wanted to be a missionary in Africa. He told me, at the time, that as much as he liked missions he felt his leading to the construction world in the States. Our compromise was every year we would go on a mission trip. He held true to that compromise and now we have been to India, Mexico, Hungary, Albania, and of course now we are living as missionaries in Nigeria, AFrica. Life is funny isn't it.
As I was looking around in this church, it was exactly how I imagined it would be. Every smell, face, landscape. I feel so blessed because I have a husband who is wanting to do what God is leading him to do, and I have children who are getting to see the beauty of a country other than the one they were born in and I have family and friends who "get" what it is we are doing and willing to come around us with prayer and encouragement. And to top it off I was able to be at a small village church in Jos, Nigeria and witness around 15 people accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior - forever their futures are altered. As well as mine and John's and our childrens!