At 10:00 on Sunday morning (10:00 Sat. night US central time), DJ came back to us tired and bandaged, but in one piece. We are so incredibly thankful for the Lord’s protection and provision through this whole process. It has given us an even deeper appreciation for the body of Christ. Thank you so much!
We appreciate your continued prayers for DJ’s surgical wounds to heal well. We are thankful that they are staying infection-free and healing well so far. The doctor told him the donor site for the skin graft (on his upper arm) might take longer to heal than the primary surgical site on his ear/scalp. Because DJ’s fair skin, years of exposure to tropical sun, and genetic factors make him very prone to skin cancer, the doctor in Australia wants to see him yearly for check-ups. Please pray that we’ll have wisdom to know if that is the best place for DJ to go back for check-ups, or if there is a closer place that is reliable enough.
A couple days before DJ got home, Greg (our coworker) and I gave evaluations to a couple with another organization who asked if we could help give them direction for how to continue their language and culture studies. Since the number of new families with our organization is currently low, we decided we had time to fill this special request. We will meet back with this young couple tomorrow to give them the results of their evaluations and some direction for how to keep progressing in language fluency. Pray that we’ll be a help and blessing to them, and that the Lord will bring good national friends along for them to study with once they move to a new city next month.
Tyndale is in the second day of his dyslexia/learning difference training with our coworker Ms. Barbara. So far he is loving his classes. Pray that he’ll continue to do well and that the methods he learns will make a big positive difference for him in school this coming year.
Areli and Galilee are planning to celebrate their 13th birthday today with an outing to an ice cream shop, a swim at the pool with their classmates, and the presence of their daddy, who was sorely missed.
We love y’all. Thank you so much for praying.