My Prayer is to have a Family Reunion
Hello, my name is Sylvia Daniels. My husband and I are Baptist church planting missionaries in Uganda, East Africa for over 22 years. Our children grew up in Uganda and our grown sons now have families living in the US. I consider it my highest honor to serve the Lord in Uganda without complaint. My family is very important to me. Due to the fact that we are only in the US on home assignment every few years, it is always my hearts desire as a Mother and Grandmother to have a family reunion while we are stateside.
Our oldest son and his family of five, live in Pennsylvania. Our youngest son and his wife Cathy, live on the opposite side of the country in California. Due to the distance of us living in Uganda full time, and our grown sons living and working in CA and PA we do not get family time together except on Skype. Our youngest son, David, has never met his brother’s two youngest children, who are now 2 and 3 years old, except on Skype. I do thank God for this technology; otherwise my grandchildren would not even know what their Uncle David looks like. As for my husband and I, our grandchildren introduce us to their friends as “Grandma and Grandpa in the computer.”
We have planned a family reunion with Jonathan and his family the last week of July 2016 out in Pennsylvania. We had planned to purchase tickets for David and Cathy three months ago, when they were $200.00 per person, round trip. At that time David and Cathy were both working and didn’t see themselves making such a trip. This was SO very disappointing to me (I cried and prayed). God has blessed, due to a change in their work schedules they are now able to come. Unfortunately, the cost of tickets have now gone up to over $470 per person. We simply cannot afford over $900 to cover their tickets. Can you imagine our family not being able to get together while we are in the US during this home assignment? Russ and I are SO looking forward to spending time with Jonathan and his family and playing with our grandchildren, but it would mean so much more if David and Cathy could be there too. Could God use you to give financially to help to make our family reunion possible? Thank you from a grateful Mother’s heart!