Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Well, this is it! Our final day in Jos, Nigeria Africa! This is the reason for the new look. What do you think? I don't know, I am not settled with it yet, so we will see. The photo below is of most of our furniture being delivered to another ministry. I am sad.

I have had a few people ask me to keep blogging even when we return to the United States, to be able to keep up with our repatriation. So, I will do that. It will be harder to share struggles when most of you reading this will be "next door" but I think it will be healthy for me to have an outlet and maybe some people reading this from other countries will catch a glimpse of one family's transition back to american living and the effects of being a third culture kid even in the States.

Just for information, we leave from Jos to go to Abuja tomorrow morning. We stay there for just a few days while waiting out the election and then travel to London. We will be there for about a day and then head to Chicago then Cincinnati. We arrive in Cincinnati for just a couple of days to head to FL for a bit of a vacation, then visit some family off and on as we head back up north to OH. John starts working beginning of May in our home office and then we will see what happens.

I don't know the consistency of internet for the next month, but we will start our new blog with it's new purpose within this time. Thank you, all of you out there, for your encouragement and support.

Here is the latest Guckenberger family photo. The new Guckenberger's, the ones who have lived in Africa for a couple of years and therefore, are different. Praise God for the ability to live an adventure that He has called us to. It is for Him and through Him we do what we do!


  1. I am so glad to hear that you are going to continue blogging. I love reading your blog and seeing what God is doing in your family! :)

    I love you guys and I am praying for you!

  2. Wow...turning a new leaf. So thankful for your obedience to this chapter and am excited at what God is writing next for you. We are thrilled that you are keeping your blog. LOVE your honesty and transparency... And can't wait to see you! Love, Jen (& Chad & Ellery)

  3. Corrie - It has been great to keep up with your family during your time in Jos. Thank you for all of your insightful blogs.

    Our family will pray for safe travels for you guys and a smooth transition back into American life!

  4. I wish I were in NC to greet yall. Maybe we can skype in the same timezone. The green on the blog is nice, ya know - eco friendly - kind of like you guys.