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Over the next few months, volunteers from around Richmond will be coming together to unpack, sort, label and repack literally TONS of medical supplies donated by regional hospitals for use by under-resourced hospitals and clinics in Uganda, East Africa. After sharing the need for folks to give a few hours toward the effort, we’ve been delighted to receive many, many contacts from old and new friends, girl scout troops, school classes, retirees, immigrants … a true community effort!
A few photos from today’s adventures in the donation warehouse:No comments
Our family spent the day at Shenandoah National Park’s White Oak Canyon – the trail is beautiful, running along a series of waterfalls and the stream that connects each. For most of the four hour hike, Hannah led our family, choosing just the right path, stepping with ease across watery rocks, climbing steps half her size – she was truly amazing. But even more than problem-solving or endurance, we saw a settled confidence in Hannah that we’ve long hoped and dreamed for her. The picture perfectly captures that spirit. Thank you God for colorful autumns, quiet paths, rushing waterfalls, but mostly for the healing and redemption of our broken places!1 comment
With gratitude and wonder, we begin another gorgeous autumn in The Promised Land. Below, a few photos from a family trip to Graves Mountain Lodge’s Annual Apple Festival.
Just fun pictures from today’s great trip to a local blueberry farm — for you Richmonders, Swift Creek Berry Farm “U Pick” blueberries for $2.09 a pound!1 comment
What a thrill to hunt for a live Christmas tree this year! The house smells wonderful, and most of our tree decorations returned from China (and storage) unscathed. Our newest family member, a rescue-cat we’ve named Cairo Tigger Kennedy, seems mesmerized by the wonder of it all. A little snow even fell this evening to put the icing on the proverbial cake.
Here are the pictures I took at Forest Hill Park on Thursday. Mom is making me include a picture of myself, the photographer.8 comments
Thursday I went around Crossroads coffee shop and our house taking pictures of interesting things. Here are most of the ones I took of indoor patterns.1 comment
Greetings from Richmond, Virginia! We are now home and unpacked after our final family travels of the summer. Simple joys like hanging wash on an outdoor clothesline, knowing where to find good running and biking trails and handling the cereal aisle with some measure of decorum are now part of our lives. The kids can find their Sunday School classrooms at church (Stony Point Pres for those of you familiar with Richmond), we found a farmer’s market (imagine their surprise when we tried to bargain!) and will even enjoy a local county fair this week – complete with dog shows, rides and yes, funnel cake!
With all this settling in comes the inevitable need for Daniel to begin his travels for Kumveka in earnest. He left Tuesday morning for a four day trip to Indiana and Michigan, later this month to Atlanta, then to China for a ten day trip at the end of September. He will be meeting with financial supporters, key advisors and continue work on his first Kumveka projects. We are thrilled that God is allowing Daniel to use his unique gifts and passion in this ground-breaking ministry to ministries!
We also want to express our sincere thanks for your prayers for Zach. He is sleeping much better now. As you may know, Sara will be homeschooling Zach this school year, while Noah, Mia and Hannah enter a local Christian school (Veritas Classical Christian School). Zach and Sara are excited about getting caught up on US and Virginia history (field trips are going to be so much fun!), reading aloud wonderful novels in the park, beginning a Latin course on DVD and blowing up stuff in chemistry (mom is less excited about this part). Zach will be teaching Sara from his math book, as it was never her strong suit and will be a good opportunity for him to be the teacher, too (we are only a little kidding about this)!
So that is what we are up to these days … reveling in God’s goodness to our family, pouring out grace upon grace, restoring our energy, feeding our souls, reviving our spirits. What an unimaginable privilege to be The Beloved!
With our heartfelt thanks for your continued support and love for our family along this journey,
Dan & Sara
PS Below are a few fun pictures from this summer’s travels! More Kennedy photos on Dan’s Facebook page. )