Jody and Sarah Fox - this phase of our Journey as IMB missionaries in Niger, West Africa

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Our New Home!

We have safely arrived at the International Learning Center (ILC) in Rockville, Virginia for our Field Personnel Orientation (FPO). After worshipping with Parsons Baptist Church on Easter, we traveled down to West Virginia and then on to the Richmond area on Monday, taking some time to enjoy the view of the New River. The drive down was gorgeous and we enjoyed the beautiful sights of spring and the Appalachian Mountains. Unfortunately we found out our air conditioning in the van was broken, so we were sweating and feeling drained most of the trip…the training for Africa has begun!

On Monday we arrived in time for dinner, unpacking the van, and getting stuff put away. Then we had to wake up bright and early Tuesday (6:15) so that we could get the kids dressed, fed breakfast and at school by 7:30 for the first day. All that to say, we had a very tiring last few days and I’m sure many more to come! Here are some pics of where we’ll be living the next 8 weeks.

This is where we live…there are 5 apts. in here with one common area for all to share.

Our kitchen area and washer and dryer

Our Kitchen table/desk

Jody and Sarah's bedroom

The girl’s room (Jordan’s on the bottom bunk, Camryn on the other twin bed, and Lauren in the crib)

The playground right outside our apt. There are other playgrounds on campus, but this is the closest one to us.

The lake on campus that the girls have already been throwing rocks into!

Camryn showing off her friendship necklace that she made in class. It lists all her classmates (8 total) and has helped her learn most of their names already.

We are excited to be here and ask that you would pray for us to make the most of this time through building relationships and having a focus to learn many things to get ready for the field. We desire to grow in our walks with the Lord as we prepare to go into battle on the front lines. We need to be prepared and strengthened in many ways!

Friday, April 22, 2011

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While visiting and sharing with churches these last six weeks, many have asked if we have prayer cards. Well, the answer now is YES! It was a painful photo session, but we came up with a workable picture. It was not painful because of our photographer; we had a family friend Rick Horsfall take the pictures and design the cards. He does wonderful work and his website is (hint, hint). The session was painful because of the fact three young children were involved. Any of you with young kids know what I’m talking about! It was a stressful photo session filled with much bribery. Unfortunately the one who would not cooperate is too young to understand a bribe. Lauren would not sit still for the life of her! The funniest part was what she did after we finally called it quits on our photo session. She actually tugged on Rick’s leg to get his attention and then went right in front of the backdrop, sat down, and gave a smile! Apparently pictures with the family were not cool and she wanted to be the STAR!

The following churches will have our prayer cards on hand: Parsons Baptist, Violet Baptist, Bloom Baptist, Capshaw Baptist, Bethany Baptist, Corry CMA, Sparrow, and Northfield Baptist. Also our parents will have extras. If you’re not able to get a prayer card through one of those churches, please e-mail us ( your address and we will be more than happy to send you one! We covet your prayers!

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