Thanks so much for your prayers for us over the crazy past year, and in this new year too. DJ has been in the process of transferring departments within our mission organization, from serving with the field of Asia Pacific to serving in the USA IT department. Just a few days ago that process was officially completed—Praise the Lord! Now he’ll work to get some certifications and learn his new network administration jobs. He’s also been busy closing in the back section of our carport for storage and building a deck to extend our cabin’s little front porch.
I (Jennifer) have started sitting in on the CLA Development Team’s twice-weekly virtual team meetings, and I have a bunch of reading to do to catch up on the ongoing development of the updated culture and language acquisition program.
Galilee continues to have migraines, but her fatigue levels have decreased significantly over the past month. Her current recovery goals are to walk for 15 minutes a day and do one hour per day of her online schoolwork. She’s managing to accomplish those almost every day. She’s also usually awake about 10 hours a day now, whereas a couple months ago it was still only about 4 hours a day. She’s very excited about planting the garden with her daddy in a few weeks.
Areli and Tyndale have a couple days off school right now for the Southwest Texas version of severe winter weather—daytime temps in the low 30s, several inches of sleet covering everything, and expected windchills down near zero tonight. We’re thankful this kind of weather doesn’t usually last long here, and in a couple weeks we should be seeing signs of spring.
Thank you all so very much for your outpouring of love and support during this whole transition time. Statistically, missionaries serving overseas who have to switch to ministry positions in their home countries see a decrease in their support levels, but we’ve actually seen an increase in ours. We have felt incredibly cared for throughout this difficult season, and we are thankful beyond words.