Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Some randomness

Well the past few days haven't been very eventful.  We've had a lot of random power outages and with that comes no water.  Internet has been pretty inconsistent also.  Our a/c died again, apparently from the power outages.  But we're taking it in stride.

We officially have 2 weeks under our belt of school.  I'm feeling a lot more comfortable with it.  It's definitely more work, more reading, more explanations, more experiments.  But we're enjoying it.  Leah is actually doing a really good job engaging so that's been fun too.  We're getting more creative with taking breaks and not making it quite so long.  We're almost done with the Boxcar Children.  The kids are really enjoying it so it will be sad when we finish it tomorrow.
Yeah, earning her keep around here!

We had our first meeting this morning about Congreso, the national student conference.  Somehow in a moment of pure ridiculousness I thought it would be a good idea to somehow say I could help with it.  So Douglas and I are in charge of it.  We met with Christian to go over things we need to know.  There's not much we need to do at this point, but it's nice to get the ball rolling on what we should at least be starting with.  We have until April, but there's a ton of planning that goes into it, so we have to be prepared to have conversations in December at our staff conference.

People arrive from other cities tomorrow to get ready to leave for the Panama summer project.  I don't know what the final count is.  There are a few people who are struggling with support and some having passport issues.  But we do know that a couple of people are staying with us, the bus leaves at 4:00 am on Friday morning and there will be people going to Panama!  We're excited to see what God has in store for everyone going.  Would you pray that all of the travel arrangements get worked out?  We already know that the flights have been delayed, which is really unfortunate.  Would you pray that students (and staff) would have energy and be able to meet with the Lord during the next 2 and a half weeks?

Would you also pray for the coming team?  There are a couple of people who still need that final push to finish their support.  But they are in the process of hopefully buying airline tickets soon.  Please pray that they would be able to tie up any lose ends, say their goodbyes and be ready to enter into ministry here right away.  We're ready for them to come, even though it will mean much less family time together and adjusting to a much busier schedule.  Would you pray for our family to transition well?

Coming up shortly is our next visa trip.  We're excited for the beach (and the pool - Leah's preference). It will be so great for us to get to see my parents and the kids are soooo ecstatic to see Grandma and Grandpa!  Hopefully they (my parents) aren't feeling too overwhelmed with the tons of stuff they're bringing, including birthday and Christmas presents!

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