Happy Father's Day From Journey 2011!

Hey Journey Dads! We just wanted to take a minute and let you know how much your appreciated and that we are all thinking about you while we are closing out our day here in Nairobi. We are back at the house and everyone is going great! You all have raised incredible young men and women and it's an honor to have them as a part of Journey 2011. Nathanael


Kelton: Hey dad! Happy Fathers Day! I love you! I’ll get you something nice here just for you. I hope all is well back at home! Love you Dad! Have a nice and happy fathers day.

Israel: Dad, all I can I say is I love you. Thank you for the years of sacrifice which enabled me to grow into the man I am becoming today. Happy Father’s Day. I love you Dad!

Billy: Happy Fathers day dad! I hope your fathers day is awesome! I hope everything is going well at home and your summer is going great. Thank you for being such a great father to me and I love you! I will see you soon!

Jon: Hey Dad, I just want to say I love and thank you! I know we haven’t always seen things eye to eye but at the end of the day I KNOW you love me. Thank you for being such a great example of a man of God keeping faith in the mist of difficult circumstances in our family! You have sacrificed so much for me to be where I’m at and I THANK YOU FOR IT! NEVER GIVE UP Dad! Keep the faith and keep Jesus as your pursuit always! Love you and mom, see ya’ll soon!

Johnny:  Hey Dad!!! Happy Father’s Day! I love you so much. I am proud to be your son. You have taught me so much, including listening to the Lord for guidance. Even though I have had to sacrifice this time without being near my family, just know that I am following God’s plans for my life and that he is molding me and shaping me into the man that he wants me to be. I have learned so much about following God from your life. Thank you for everything you do for us. I love you and can’t wait to see you soon! Sincerely, JMOB

Thomas: Hey Dad, Happy Father’s Day! I am so blessed to have parents who love me and desire to see me to succeed. Thank you so much for setting a good example for me about how to be a man of character and integrity. Thank you so much for leading our family faithfully and going above and beyond to provide for us. Happy Fathers Day, I love you very much, and I cant wait to see you guys soon!

Cody: Hey Dad! Hope you have a great Father’s Day today!! I’m sad that I can’t be home to tell you in person, but this will do. You are an amazing father and I hope you know that you have made a significant impact on who I am today. Tell everyone I say hello and that I love and miss them. Love you dad!

Edward: Hey Daddy! Happy Father’s Day! Just wanted to let you know that I am very thankful for you and everything that you have done in my life and for me! Thank you for being a great father for Sarah and I. I love you and will see you in August!

Hannah: Daddio, on this Father’s Day, I’m off doing all you taught me to...living for our King and Savior. Thank you for teaching me patience and endurance and love. Your Sugarbaby is proud of you and is wishing you the happiest Father’s day all the way from Kenya.

Bri: Daddy, Happy Father’s Day!!! I miss you so much. I don’t know what I would have done on this trip without your encouragement. I love you and thank you for being such a great example of the Father’s love to me my whole life. Love, your sunshine

Jessica: Steve, Mr. Ross, and Grandpa - Happy Father’s Day!! I am so thankful for all of your support and encouragement.  I don’t know where I would be with you both! I miss you tons and LOVE YOU!!

Amy: Hey Daddio!!! Happy Father’s Day! I wish I could be there to celebrate with you...just know that all the way from Kenya I am sending love! I’m so thankful for you. LOVE and MISS YOU! (PS. Happy Birthday Lindsey and Emily!!)

Mary London: Daddy O! Happy Father’s Day from Africa! We’ll celebrate over steak when I get home. Hope you have an awesome, relaxing day out on the lake! Wish I could be there. Please tell sweet Bandaddy happy Father’s day for me too! Tell the family hello for me and HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAND!!!! Love you all.

Anna: Happy Father’s Day Daddy!! We climbed a huge mountain in Ngaamba, and it made me think of you. I can’t wait to show you the pictures! I love you, and I am so excited to see you soon!

Brittany: Hey Daddy! Happy Father’s Day! I miss you SO much and I wish I could spend some time with you on this very special day, but know that I am thinking of you! Can’t wait to see you and have some daddy/daughter bonding time when I get back!

Lauren: Hey Fajh! Happy Father’s Day from Kenya! I miss you and wish that you could be here for Father’s Day, but I’m sure Majh and Bubba are taking good care of you. We climbed this awesome mountain by our campsite in Ngaamba and I totally thought of you the whole time because you would have loved it! Love you Fajh, and tell Majh Happy Birthday, and tell Ray Ray Happy Fathers Day too!! Miss you guys!

Abby: Jambo Dad! Happy Father’s Day from Kenya :) I wish I could be there but I’m sure you had a great day! Everything is going great here and I can’t wait to show you pictures and tell you all about it! Love and miss you! See you soon :)

Sara: Happy fathers day Daddy! i love you and miss you! I hope you have a relaxing day with the fam. Happy fathers day to Grandpa, Great grandpa, and uncle tracy! I have been thinking about Papa today too, and im sure he is enjoying his fathers day steak!Tell everyone I love and miss them, and I am having an awesome time in Kenya! LOVE YOU!!

Becca: Happy Father’s Day Dad! I am fully expecting a picture of you wearing the pin in a public place! I tried to think of something sentimental to get you for today but I don’t think I could top the Chuck Swindoll book so just reread that today and remind yourself that you are an amazing Father, a great example of our heavenly Father and I am so incredibly thankful to have you. I’m thankful that you gave me boundaries, that you told me every night that I was beautiful, took me on Daddy-Daughter dates, taught me to trust God so I would never worry, and that I can take giant leaps of faith and my Father will always catch me, because you always have, too. I am so thankful for you Dad! love you! and say hi to everyone else for me!

Emily: Hey hey Pops!!  Dang I miss you and love you a lot!  Happy Father’s Day from Kenya!  I hope you have an awesome day and are treated like a king.  I wish I could be there to tell you in person what an insanely awesome father you are and what a blessing you are.  Words can’t describe how much I can’t wait to see you and the whole fam, and log some hours of serious catch =) Shout out to my girl Net, miss you TOOOOOOOOONS, keep it real.  Love you too mom! Later!

Chelsea: DADDY! Happy Father’s Day! I hope you are having the most wonderful day. I am missing you like always. I don’t have adequate words to tell you how much I love and  respect you as a person and father. I miss holding your hand, eating good food and dancing together! Your my favorite Dad and I know I am your favorite daughter too, I love you!! ;) Tell everyone I said hello!!

Ali: Hey Dad! Just wanted to say Happy Father’s day and I love you! You have sacrificed so much for me and I am so thankful for everything. I am grateful for all the lessons you have taught me and the amazing Godly example you have set for me. I miss you so much. Hope the yard work is going well :) See you in August!

P.S. Don’t worry, I remembered the rules :)

Sheeva:  Daddy! Happy Father’s Day!!! I miss you and can’t wait to celebrate with you when I’m back in a couple months! Make sure and tell mom to give you the card I left behind. I love you so, so, so much!  Keep an eye out on the mail... there just might be something there that made it’s way from half way around the world! Again, I LOVE YOU!!! Talk soon!