Best news of all: Gretchen is still alive and well! She even seems to have her sense of humor intact.
She has been very busy meeting people, auditing and assessing the status of the library project. She sent us an excellent report on the situation on Sunday and the ministry team members in Seattle met yesterday (Monday) to respond to her requests for information and advice.
James is preparing to depart for Mulundi on the 31st. He even got his hair cut…though not as short as I advised. What’s a mother to do?
Four members of our ministry team will be attending a workshop on Asset Based Community Development on Friday and Saturday of this week. This workshop is sponsored by the Church in the World Program.