This is not an end. It isn't full circle. These aren't goodbyes. Books have chapters but chapters are both an end and a beginning. Twenty-one months ago our family opened a new chapter here in Uganda. Today we aren't closing it, we are beginning again. When we first left America we never really left. Now that we are leaving Uganda we feel we aren't really leaving here either. We have two homes. Our American home is populated by friends and family. Our Ugandan home is populated by a different set of friends and family. This first term could have been a disaster but it wasn't. It could have ended early but it didn't. We could have been discouraged and broken but we aren't. Yes, we're tired. Yes, we struggled at times. No, everything did not go perfectly. In the end (which isn't an end) we look back and see the grace of God that orchestrated relationships and storylines of redemption, healing and growth. In just a few moments we head toward the airport to leave this country, our home, and head to Indiana, our home.
Over the next several months we will spend our days building a team of people who want to join us in the work. We've been hugely blessed by incredible support throughout this first term and we anticipate much of the same thing through the next. We are currently 72% funded for our next 4-year term. We are optimistic that number will rise quickly with God's help! If you have watched this ministry over the past couple of years we encourage you to take part in it and help us return to Uganda in 2017! Here is the link to join us: WGM.org/Metz
We love and appreciate you all!
Photo by: Helen Manson