Thursday, August 13, 2009

Steve's Home

21 and half hours from Greensboro, NC to Guam. That is a new travel record for us! He bettered our old record by a half hour. Thanks to those who prayed. It was smooth and uneventful, just the way we like these long trips to be.
He arrived home just in time for a glorious sunset that lingered and lingered. As the sky went from pale pinks and blues to fire red and then to a deep, deep crimson we kept oohing and aahing. A nice treat after a long flight for Steve and a day of the torrential rains that Anne had to maneuver her activities around.
p.s. I've been noticing that whenever I post a blog the time given is the current Eastern Time Zone time and not the Chamorro time zone time what is that? It's 11:27 PM Thursday Aug. 13th.

Updates coming soon

Steve has probably just left Hawaii and is winging his way home across the wide Pacific as I write this.
It's been a full summer for both of us and we are so grateful to be able to be together again in just a few more hours!
Thanks to SKYPE we've been able to talk and see each other almost every day and sometimes even twice a day. What a blessing that has been! In a few days we will be gathering our tales and sharing them with you.

In the mean time, will you please pray for the Settlemyre family here on Guam. Carol Settlemyre, my long time prayer partner and very, very close friend died while taking a nap after work Friday evening. Her homegoing was very unexpected. She is rejoicing in her Savior's presence - she is one of those people whom the Spirit of our Lord just shows through in every facet of her life. She was one of the first people to sign up for the Island-wide Prayer chain that started in 1984 and has helped me lead it for years now since Kathy Wood, the other co-founder, left Island. She also was a kindergarten teacher at Price Elementary School, one of Guam's public schools. That was her mission field and she worked in it diligently. Pray for her husband of 41 years, Paul, her children David and Joy, David's wife Emmy, and granddaughter Adelaide as they adjust to life without Carol's daily presence. She will also be missed by hundreds on this Island and elsewhere that she touched with Christ's love.