It’s hard to believe we’ve been back in Texas for 3 ½ weeks now. DJ’s parents were here for over 2 ½ weeks of that time, helping us work on the cabin. DJ and his dad got a lot of the sheet rock (drywall) put up and painted, as well as plumbing put in for the bathroom, doors stained, etc. We’re very thankful for the time Mom & Dad were willing to spend helping us. Over the next month and a half or so, DJ will continue to work on the cabin by himself. He’s hoping to get it livable by the time my dad and stepmom return from their summer cabin in Upper Michigan. Right now we are borrowing their house on the same property as our cabin. Meanwhile, Galilee has a bedroom in my dad’s place that she should be able to stay in, and Areli and Tyndale are already sleeping in the cabin lofts.
Galilee has been to the doctor twice so far, and her first neurologist appointment is scheduled for Sept. 13. She had a bunch of blood work done to check for things like Lyme’s disease, autoimmune disorders, thyroid imbalances, etc. All of that blood work came back normal. Her health is still about the same—lots of migraines, confusion, and extreme fatigue. On days when she feels well enough, she and I go for short walks down under the native pecan trees here on the family property. That’s one of her favorite places to be in the outdoors.
Areli and Tyndale have been in school for two weeks now. So far it seems to be going well, Praise the Lord! Areli is in 11th grade now, and Tyndale is in 8th. We’ve been able to get their credits and class schedules all figured out, and Areli is even allowed to take American Sign Language through an online course for her foreign language credit. This is a huge praise as her auditory processing challenges and dyslexic tendencies make it difficult if not impossible for her to take traditional high school foreign language courses.
We so much appreciate your ongoing prayers for Galilee’s health, our cabin project, and the Lord’s direction as to what ministries we should take on at the beginning of next year to continue to support the spread of the Gospel overseas and at home now that we can no longer be on-site in Asia.