They had a great time travelling, seeing parts of the country, and places and things they've never seen before, and visiting with a few friends and supporters along the way! The kids were great, and the trip served to expose them to more of their passport country. Geoff and Shannon hope it will tie in more of their home schooling. The plan is to return to Arizona early August 8th, passing through at least six more states!
Pray for the Husa’s housing plans in Arizona. They will have to move a couple of times. Each move is a significant interruption in the kids' schooling and in Geoff and Shannon’s work.
Geoff and Shannon’s co-workers the Walker family are transitioning to a more itinerant ministry focus for a time in order to help all three of their kids with various schooling needs, as well as to allow the church the opportunity to function on their own for a while. Of course this is what the missionary team is constantly working toward in Mibu, and the church in Mibu is always closer and closer to being able to stand on their own. Times away like this aren't unexpected but they aren't a bad thing. In fact, they're good for the church. Pray for the Mibu church leaders to be faithful to serve and uphold the vision and purpose of Christ's body.
Geoff has been so grateful for several opportunities to skype and email with some of his friends in Mibu about life, work, and church. Connecting that way also opens up new possibilities for them as they try to keep the work moving forward. There are many documents that need correcting and cleaning up so they can be printed and put to use in Mibu. Hopefully this little window of communication will allow Geoff and Shannon to do more of this while they are in the USA. Geoff has been able to continue to help their friends with some much needed final steps on the adaptation of the Mibu materials into the neighbouring Mina language, for the growing church there. Hopefully soon they will be able to begin working on 1 Thessalonians lessons!
The Husa family have been missing their friends in Mibu a lot lately. They are already anxious to return and to continue with the needed discipleship and leadership training and Bible translation so that someday they can see a fully functioning, mature church in Mibu.