Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Back in Tenerife

Hard to believe it is already Novemeber, especially when you wake up everyday to sunshine and seventy degree weather! We were blessed to be able to experience a little bit of fall weather while in the states, yet we managed to escape the snow storm that came to the Northeast at the end of October!

Transitions are always difficult, and after being in the US for almost six months it was hard to say goodbye to our family and friends. While we enjoy living in the Canary Islands, it takes some time to readjust to the culture. We weren't expecting the culture shock upon returning for our second term of missionary service, but it hit us pretty hard. We have felt pretty discouraged at times during the past few weeks, but it seems things are starting to calm down a bit.

We are pretty much back to our daily routine--the girls doing their schooling, and Doug busy with attending the needs of the church and ministry. There will be a time of rebuilding, and some changes as well. We are always being challenged and learning new things in our Christian life and ministry; praise the Lord for His mercy, patience, and comfort as we face the trials of life!