On September 20th we moved to Oklahoma for two months for Andrew’s linguistics class. Our time here is nearly over and we wanted to share with you all how it’s been going.
What does life look like?
We are living close to Tahlequah, Oklahoma in a Christian camp that allows us to use their facilities. It has been an incredible opportunity to practice teamwork as we are cooking and eating all our meals together and living much closer than we are accustomed to. Our group has learned a lot so far about preferring and serving one another and we are thankful for the chance to put these things into practice. We also attend a local church and have had the privilege of getting to know the local body of believers. We are thankful for the opportunities we’ve had to learn about the Cherokee culture from friends at church as well as Andrew’s language helper.
What does Andrew do?
4 days a week Andrew and two of his classmates go to see Archie, their language helper. They prepare for their sessions ahead of time in order to know what they will be doing each day and what information they need from him. Archie is a fluent Cherokee speaker and we have really enjoyed getting to know him and his wife.
After the language session Andrew comes back to the camp where he and his team process the data they received.
We’ve reached another milestone, 3rd trimester!
We are praising the Lord for a healthy baby and a relatively easy pregnancy. We’ve enjoyed watching and feeling him move and kick as he’s grown and become more active.
November 15th – Moving back to Missouri
December 14th – Moving back to Tennessee for a year!
We will be in the Elizabethton/Johnson City area for about a year doing full-time partnership development. We are incredibly excited about this time to invite individuals and churches to be involved with what God is doing and join us in seeing the gospel go to the least reached around the world.
|How can you be praying for us? |
For Andrew: encouragement and endurance as he tackles linguistics. For Rachel and baby Simeon: continued health.
-Andrew & Rachel