When Troy and Renda K. landed in Florida in late May after 30 hours of travel from Asia (where they serve in a closed country), it was their first time back in the United States in more than three years and they needed a place to crash with their entire family, which included two teenagers and three younger children aged 7, 6 and 4.
Having no idea what to expect, they were thrilled with the Largo house that they were able to call home for two weeks.
“We thought it might just be a little condo with a few beds thrown in there,” said Troy. “But we were greatly blessed with everything about it. It had three bedrooms and was big enough for our family to spread out in, and it was decked out for us.”
The family is back in the States for only two months to investigate possible colleges for their oldest child, who will soon be a senior in high school. They got some much-needed down time before heading off for Texas, where they have residency status and will be focusing the college search.
“It was our first time back in three-and-a-half years, so it was a really good place for us to settle down and get used to driving on the right side of the road again and all kinds of other stuff,” Troy pointed out.
The family was sufficiently impressed to leave a thank-you card behind after they left the house. It was signed by all seven family members.
“Thank you for your hospitality in allowing us to stay at D&D homes,” they wrote. “We so enjoyed and felt blessed by our time in this ‘safe haven.’ The home was brand-new and beautiful! Thank you again, and God bless.”
Troy reiterated those sentiments in a later conversation.
“It was a great thing you did for us. We had a really nice stay. Thank you so much for what you are doing for missionaries.”
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