We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones, wherever you are. We remember many Thanksgivings far from our earthly home and family, living in cultures with different holidays and traditions. We are thankful for all the memories of good friends who accepted and loved us despite our cultural differences and helped us to learn new ways to celebrate and give thanks. We are thankful for all the ways the Lord continues to work and the hearts He continues to reach on that side of the world and this side too. And we are thankful for the privilege, which we will never take for granted again, of celebrating Thanksgiving here in Texas with this family the Lord has blessed us with.
Galilee’s migraines are continuing to decrease, except that they are as usual being affected by our weather patterns this time of year. A number of us have noticed through the years that we tend to get stronger migraines right before a cold front blows in, and unfortunately Galilee is no exception to that. Still, we praise the Lord for the overall trend in the right direction. Thank you so much for praying!
DJ and I continue on in our ministries from off-site. I’ve recently been finishing some more edits to the Culture & Language Acquisition Activities book, and I met virtually with two more members of the team back in Asia Pacific to help them get started into Stage 4 (the final stage!) of their language and culture studies. In December I’ll meet with two more team members to get them started in Stage 4 as well. DJ is continuing to manage the network at our home office and studying for his Cisco Certified Network Associate certification.
Tyndale had a week off school for Thanksgiving break, and Areli got almost a week off as well. They are back to school now and both keeping up with their studies. Areli will need to decide soon whether to enter the LVN or RN nursing program next year. We’d appreciate your prayers that she’ll be able to make the right decision and have peace about it.
Thank you for praying and supporting us and showing interest in our lives, even now that we are in ministries that might seem a little less exciting and more like ‘background work.’ We are thankful to be able to continue to be a part of getting the Gospel out to the world, even in background roles.