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Traveling to Georgia

Hello Friends,       

I will be spending a week at Jubilee Partners, a rural community that is dedicated to helping refugees learn how to adjust to our culture. I will be responding to their many invitations over the years to visit them and will be giving four presentations while in Georgia. Pray we may come to realize anew how God is using people to bring justice and peace in this world of violence from the sharings.

I will also visit two nephews, one of which I haven’t seen for 30 or 40 years. That will be a special reunion.

Since Lyn’s request for our separation one and a half years ago I have been part of the 11 member household called “The Clearing” at Reba Place Mennonite Fellowship. It has been a wonderful haven for me during this very painful time. It has made me feel this is what the church should be about – supporting each other in such times of deep pain. I am very grateful to feel safe and supported. 
The Clearling Household I help Bob, in the lower right, in exchange for part my room and board.
I am also glad to say that Lyn and I have friendly visits fairly often.

Please pray for us, our four kids, and four grandkids that we all might have peace through our adjustment to the separations.

Thank you very much for your prayers,

 Shalom, Jim
During a recent trip to Plow Creek, where I farmed for 20 years, I was able to spend some time with my friend Dennis Zehr and help him replenish his depleted firewood supply due to this hard winter of snow and cold. 

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