We Are Home!

Posted: May 2, 2015 by Patrice Miles in Egbe, Miles In Missions, People of Egbe

DSC_1739After 3 days of travel, 3 airplanes and a bus ride, we have arrived home in Egbe! We now know that our delay in the U.S. was God ordained. I don’t think we realized how exhausted we were after 18 months in the field, until we were actually forced to stop and rest an additional 2 months in the U.S. We were able to spend that additional time resting and focusing on our family, our marriage and God. We were also able to connect with several more friends and family members that didn’t make it into our one month visitation marathon in February.

IMG_8959Thank you to everyone that hosted us, fed us, donated to us and encouraged us. We truly felt loved and encouraged over the past 3 months. The time in the states helped us realize the need to rest and refuel so you can be your best for God and your ministry. Our time home in Egbe has already shown us how much more we hear God and can do for God when are cups are full.


IMG_8955Attached are a few pictures of the joy brought to so many from the donations we received. It was absolutely overwhelming for us when we arrived home to boxes of donations lining one of our rooms. While we were in the U.S. two containers arrived in Egbe. With these donations and the donations given to us while we were in the states, people’s lives were truly blessed.

DSC_9061We love you all and will be back at the end of the year for home assignment. We will spend 2-3 months meeting with supporters and hosting events for our transition from short-term missionaries to long-term missionaries in Egbe, Nigeria. Our family prays you will continue to support us in this new chapter as long-term missionaries with SIM and Egbe. See you at the end of the year!






  1. Janne Andrew says:

    Blessings to you all as you settle back into your full lives in Egbe. Happy for you! Love and prayers, Janne

  2. Oitker, Monte says:

    Hi guys, just saw your update. Currently i’m next door over here in Cameroon. Wish i could swing over for a visit and go on a bike ride with you all…get stuck in the mud…get a sun burn…something. Is the sterilizer operational yet?

    Monte Oitker
    Medical Engineering Technician
    Samaritan’s Purse
    •Typos complements of iF0n€•

    • Come on over, you know where your room is! Sorry to say sterilizer isn’t operational yet. We need a full time biomedical tech…….you wouldn’t know of anyone would you?

  3. Dale Maddux says:

    Dear Miles in Missions: You are remembered in prayer. Thank you for the ‘return to home.’ Dale and Delores

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