Speaking of missions (back HERE), Dave's parents are doing some pretty great things right now.
Adult missions are a little different from the ones teenagers head out on. Often times the couples that sign up to go have a little say in where they go.
Dave's parents have been really involved in a self reliance program in Ghana. I adore how proactive they are and how much they want to continually do good in the world. They headed to Ghana a couple years ago to help with the self reliance program the church has started up there (more about that HERE). They lived there for a couple months while we were in China. And I think they saw a LOT of things they could do to help there. So they've been working to get back and serve and help in any way they could.
Finally they got their plan in action and got their flight plans to head back to Ghana for six months.
My friend adopted two kids from Ghana and has spent quite a bit of time there through the whole process. She pulled me aside one day and told me that my mother-in-law is brave. I have always known that :) But she said she didn't know a lot of grandparents who would be up for that adventure, especially when they know very well what they're getting in to! Electricity goes in and out, it is very difficult to travel very far because the roads are quite rustic, it is not a "comfy" mission by any means.
But those two parents of Dave's together are quite a power couple and they were so ready and excited to go. Dave's Dad has been working hard to orchestrate this adventure and we are so excited for them. They love the people there so much and love the program they are helping with. I'm sure the people they work with absolutely adore them too.
We all got together the night before they left to give our last hugs and goodbyes for a little while.
Goodbye for a couple months!
We sure miss having them around.