We have been settled here in Utah now for about 2 months. Sister Stone’s mother has improved with her constant care and attention. Her mother is more comfortable now and can deal with the effects of cancer better and with a bit more perspective. Our time here will be as long as we need to be to help her through process. We may well finish our mission here as we take care of her needs.
We communicate with the office in Hong Kong from time to time as we authorize work invoices on our projects. We communicate with our contractors and arrange follow up inspections from time to time. Our interactions are usually in our mornings or our evenings, when they are up and working.
We very much miss our mission and hope that one day we can return and serve there. We miss the people and the culture.
This entry in our blog will likely be our last. There are few details to pass on. Our hope is that we can finish our assignment there. If we get that opportunity, we will pick this up and blog of our experiences. To those of you who have followed our journey, we thank you for your interest. We hope you have felt the love and the uniqueness of the people there. We hope that our experiences have helped you to appreciate the desperate needs that exist in our world. We also hope that our simple blog has helped others to have greater appreciation for the wonderful country that the USA is. In spite of our country’s mistakes and oversights, it is the greatest land of opportunity and freedom in the world. We have a land that offers opportunity to all who will go after it.
We love our mission, we love our family, we love our friends, but most of all, we love the Lord who created all of these things and that we can one day return to Him.
We have loved your blogs and we will miss them. What a amazing experience you both have had and what a blessed opportunity to help people that we never would have known. Thank you.
Gordon & Arletta Bates