What does transient mean? According to Merriam-Webster it is “passing through or by a place with only a brief stay or sojourn.” Transient is a word I have heard many times living as an ex-pat in Chile. I never minded the word because I was the one that was coming and going. I was the one being transient. Until now….

Chris, Saxony, Wyatt, and Micah

Saxony and her family are leaving Santiago this week and headed for California for her husband to do a 10-month graduate degree from Stanford. They are in Chile with the US Embassy and have had many adventures abroad these last few years. It will be nice for them to have some time back home in the States.

But, for some background.

Jane, Dawn, Pati, and Saxony

Meet my friends – Dawn, Pati, and Saxony. We have been trying to meet together weekly for the past few months as we are doing a study on the Trinity. With all of our schedules, it’s usually 3 together and one of us joining by zoom. We are in our 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. We have young children and grandchildren. We enjoy being together, studying, and drinking coffee. This group has been a source of joy, peace, and growth. It gives me the sense of feeling at home.

Our husbands are doing the same study but they meet together in their own group. Even though we have all been Christians for a while, this study has taught us a lot as well as reminding us of the basics.

Last weekend, Chris and Saxony invited us over for a last meal in person. It was so fun and bittersweet as we had to say good-bye. We wish them the best as they continue their journey in what God has for them next.

me, Kent, Cristian, Dawn, Jorge, Pati, Chris, and Saxony


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