Jack and Allene Tomlinson are friends from church. In a lot of ways I felt like they were adopted grandparents to me in Boise when I lived there. Jack's new hobby is making sculptures with jewelry he finds at thrift stores. He also hooked me up with a ton of fun jewelry!!
Also while in Boise I was able to get travel immunizations, complete a few dentist visits, and got all my Vanuatu clothes purchasing done. Aside from all the fun I had catching up with people, I loved soaking in good sermons and being a part of 3 different Bible studies. Being in the village in Vanuatu means virtually never sitting under good sermons and never being a part of a Bible study or Christian fellowship. Even being in the US makes it difficult to get good spiritual "feeding" because typically we are on for services, and while it is a ministry we love where we share about what God is doing overseas, it means we aren't getting fed ourselves. And we are on the road so much it is difficult to commit to any local studies. So being in one place for 5 whole weeks was a HUGE treat and soaking up God's word and fellowship with Christians was awesome. For all you dozens and dozens of other people I got to see, I LOVED seeing you and so appreciate you making the time to hang out. Missing you all already!