Has it really been almost a year since we first arrived here? It’s hard to believe that we’ve already been here this long, and even harder to believe that we’ll be moving again in less than 6 weeks. I sometimes joke that I might get bored if we ever stayed in one place for more than a year at a time! The life the Lord has called us to is full of moving and saying goodbye, it seems. Please pray for us and especially for Areli and Galilee as we say the goodbyes this time. We have two house helpers who are here almost every day of the week, and Areli and Galilee are almost as close to these two ladies as they are to us. It’s going to be very hard for them to understand why they won’t get to see them anymore.
Today I (Jennifer) taught a Bible lesson on Genesis 3 with my language helper. I could tell she was really thinking as she listened to the story of Adam and Eve disobeying God, and the consequences of that disobedience. She had a hard time accepting the fact that Adam and Eve purposely chose to believe Satan instead of God, and that they purposely disobeyed God. She preferred to think that they were just tricked by the devil and didn’t mean any harm–or that the devil forced them to sin. I tried to explain to her in several different ways that although the devil did deceive Eve, she still made a deliberate choice to believe Satan instead of God. I think she started to understand what I was saying, but it still isn’t totally clear to her. Please pray that the Lord will be working in her heart and giving her understanding of the foundational truths in the Scriptures. I’d also appreciate prayers that one of our fellow language students will be interested in continuing the Bible study with her after we leave.
DJ will be finished with formal language study next week. He’ll have a lot of things to take care of in the next month to get ready for us to move. Please pray for him as he makes decisions and starts the packing process. I may not be able to be too much help since I don’t finish language study until 3 days before we leave.
Thank you all so much for standing with us in prayer.