This spring DJ and Galilee went from worrying about possible nighttime freezes to trying to keep their garden from wilting in 100-degree afternoon temperatures in the span of only a couple weeks. They’ve had their work cut out for them, but we’re getting squash, peppers, lettuce, cilantro, dill, LOTS of cucumbers, etc. now so they have been successful. We’re thankful to see Galilee’s ongoing recovery as she works on the garden. She and I have been going foraging for mulberries, agarita berries, and prickly pear pads too.
Areli and Tyndale have less than 2 weeks left in their 11th grade and 8th grade years now. They are looking forward to summer break! At the end of April Areli had a 3-day trip to compete on the FFA range team at the state level. Those trips are always tiring for her but she was happy with her score and is planning to compete on the range team again next year. Tyndale is looking forward to a weeklong science discovery trip in June to study Texas waterways and coastline.
DJ is continuing to work on his certifications while simultaneously getting involved in some projects for the mission’s IT team. I (Jennifer) recently spent some time going through the points of an outline that is sometimes used for organizing culture information. I was looking for any ideas that our team might want to remember to include in the instructions we’ll be writing for missionaries who learn other cultures as part of the goal of sharing the Gospel clearly.
Our trip through Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, and Tennessee is less than 2 weeks away now. Lord willing, we plan to leave here on May 20 and return June 10. Please pray for safe travels and encouraging times with everyone we get to see along the way.
Thank you so much for praying, and may God bless each of you.