You do not have to do a very thorough search to find the hard fact that missionary attrition is very high. Some say as many as 80% will not finish their first term (traditionally a term has been considered four years). We would like to send a huge and humble thank you to all who have supported us and prayed for us.
On one trip back to the US we were visiting my grandmother's church way out in the country of Arkansas. An older couple came up to talk with us, both faithful, humble Christians of many years. They said, "We want you to know we pray for you everyday." I could not hold back the tears. I thought to myself, that is why we are still on the field, because you pray for us everyday.
Hey Samuel, I think the dog chewed up your boogie board. WHAT! Just kidding! LOL! Sorry about the picture quality. We only had our phone camera with us.