Echelon was an answer to our prayer of many years to have a group of like-minded and like-spirited people to share our burdens and joys with. We can't tell you how much it has meant to us to have them in the region.
Let me introduce you to three of the four couples currently in Echelon (we don't yet have a picture of the fourth couple).
Jeremy and Susan (pictured below) have three kids and served for ten years in South America before coming here. Their specialty is training missionaries to serve in remote, difficult environments and to take great care of them when they 'come out' for breaks and refreshment (we know from experience!). We love you both!
For a couple of months, Echelon is doing its first missionary training in Karamoja. The group going through the training includes all the Echelon members, another IMB family, three missionaries from another organization, three Karimojong young men, and three Dinka from Sudan. Here is a picture of their camp in Lotim:
Child-care is provided in the shade of an open grass-thatch hut!