Thursday, February 10, 2011

Goodbyes Aren't Getting Any Easier

A couple of weeks ago we had to say goodbye - for now - to some fellow missionaries - the Umbles.

Randy is a teacher at Nate Saint Memorial School.  He has been the one constant teacher since we've been here.  He's also typically the only male at the school - which is always nice when you need something fixed or a bit of muscle for the job.  Randy is now experiencing kidney failure and is possibly looking at a transplant.  They were in Quito for December and January, so that Randy could be on dialysis and have now moved to the US to investigate what's "next".

Please pray for their family - Randy, Melanie, Jonny (4th grade and Josiah's best friend), Natalie (3rd grade), Erik (1st grade), and Katie (5).   Along with all of this stress they are also dealing with giving up two foster children.

Here are some pictures from the boy's "last" sleepover.

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