I apologize for the miserably long lapse of time since I've published some updated news. I hope that in the past several months, you've gotten some insight into what I've been up to via prayer letters, church presentations, or personal conversations. I've been back in the United States since May, so I've taken advantage of these past several months to try and meet personally with people (since I'm around to do it!), and also to share publicly at churches about the ministry work I've gotten to be a part of for the past several years in Costa Rica.
My prayer letters for this year are available on my MAF profile website: https://maf.org/blowers, in case you missed one of the exciting installments :)
A huge thanks to those of you who I've gotten to have conversations with. Many of these are a real encouragement to my soul. It is good to hear some of the things I'm processing reflected back for me. Of course, I come back a very different person than when I left four years ago. But it is a real encouragement to see and hear about the life I've been distant from for four years as well. That is, I am fascinated to hear about the interesting things going on in the lives of others that I've only been privy to via facebook updates and occasional notes.
While back in the U.S., home base has been the basement of home... that is, I've been living downstairs in my family's home here in Nampa. I was able to visit a few other locations to spend time with family and share about ministry news: Oregon, California, Kansas City, Florida, and Oklahoma.
I'm working on a more detailed collection of thoughts and experiences that have impacted me since I've been back in the U.S. Until I get that done, take a look through the following photo albums and we'll call it good:
- This American Life: Part California Love
- This American Life: Part Oklahoma/Texas
- This American Life: Part Nampa+Friends
- This American Life: Part Portlandia and Florida
Please know I am VERY grateful for the hospitality, kindness, and encouragement that so many have showed me since I've been back. It is very appreciated. Thank you also to those who have begun giving (or have been faithfully giving for many years) to help me be a part of this ministry.