In other news, we asked in our last newsletter if people could help with funds for us to fly back to the States this summer. We were so grateful for what came in, but it wasn't enough. We decided to stay in Spain for the summer, and then soon after someone paid the way for all 5 of us - round trip from Madrid to Boston! We are very excited to be back in the US for 8 weeks before we head to Ethiopia!
We still need funds! Our RCE account is running low (like, really low), as we are undersupported and it is very expensive to live here! We need additional one-time amounts for plane tickets from Madrid to Ethiopia and various expenses associated with this move - like work permit paperwork, visa paperwork, etc. We have been paying most of our ministry expenses out of our personal funds this past year. If you can help - we would be so grateful! (Go to our 'Give' page to find out how.)
The rest of our update will be in pictures - because we know that's what you really want anyway :) (If you want to see more pictures, find us on facebook - Mark Charis Jackson.) We look forward to seeing many of you this summer!