Sunday, July 12, 2009

MCC Welcome Center

For the past week we have been staying at the MCC Welcome Center in Akron, PA. It is a beautiful conglomerate of buildings centered around a very nice green space. We are within a short walk from a terrific park. The weather has been beautifully sunny and mild, reminding us of what Bogota might bring. There is a fantastic cook here, so we are relishing in the luxury of no cooking and very minimal cleaning up, as well as a loaded salad bar daily. The kids are adjusting to their orientation, and we are meeting phenomenal people, all called to service in different and interesting ways. While there is a lot of work still with logistics, we are beginning a phase of contemplation that will (hopefully) sustain us in the coming weeks.










6 comments:

  1. please get me one of those t shirts.

    just kidding.

    kind of.

    and oh, thank you for the photos....it looks amazing.

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  2. Our dear family friend Barb Schrag - Adam's mom - recently moved from Freeman to Akron to work with MCC. Try to catch up with her. She'll be a warm presense for you, and the kids.

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  3. You remind me that the Welcoming Place is really a nice place to stay. I shouldn't complain about having to go there so often for meetings.

    P.S. Look for the Bosnian carpet in the Europe/Middle East house. John and I got to be the buyers for that. It was so fun!

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  4. Yes, AM Barb has been great! We had lunch with them on Sunday and then will again go there on Tuesday night. What a blessing to have friends of relatives and relatives of friends!!

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  5. And Rick and Barb are friends AND relatives... CRAZY related.

    My dad's grandma and Rick's Dad were brother a sister, so they're something like 1st cousins once removed. And Rick's brother is John, married to Sara! We're related all OVER the place!

    Please oh please tell them I say hi!

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  6. I love those smiling faces!

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