SUMMER NEWS FROM HOT FLORIDA
This summer has been a very busy time for us. Thanks so much for
your support over the past month through your prayers and finances. We are
enjoying our time with our daughter Michelle, daughter-in-law Megan, and three
granddaughters, Maggie, Katie, and Jade. Our son Steve was even able to come
and spend a weekend with us for the 4th of July. Our household has been
hopping for the past few weeks. Megan and the girls were able to come down for
a month and they have just over a week to go. Then they will be off to
Pensacola to be near Steve as he finishes up his technical training in Aircraft
Structural Maintenance as he serves our country. He will be graduating on
the 4th of August. With the kids here I have been mainly cooking and keeping
up with the needs of three little girls. It has been wonderful to have this
time with our family. We are richly blessed.
Bob has been preparing for his next trip to Indonesia by going
over the tribal translations of Scripture portions in three languages. He will
be leaving at the end of August and will be gone for six weeks. During that
time he plans to check the work of three different translators. He also plans
to work on some of his own translation in the Tugutil language.
Michelle was not able to find a job for the summer so we have
been able to put her to work doing some data entry for us. She has been typing
in a tribal language – English dictionary. That has at least given her
something to do. We thank the Lord that her grants and scholarship amounts have
increased so she will still be able to return to Grace College this fall, even
though she did not find a summer job. She has work waiting for her when she
returns to Grace so that will be a big help. Thanks for your prayers for her!
Just yesterday I was able to go to Tampa with my parents for my
mom’s appointment with her ALS doctor. That went well and I was really glad to
be able to go with them. Please continue to pray for my parents as they deal
with this disease each day. Mom is slowly losing strength and that is hard on
everyone. We are blessed to be able to live so close to them. We thank the Lord
for working out all the details for us! As you know we were able to purchase a
house just three minutes away from them at the end of April. Again, we thank
God for His many blessings!!!