Where He Leads Us, We Will Follow
In late March our team awoke to what should have been a normal day. Dan had come down with a nasty bug, but we women had a good deal on our agendas: language learning, homeschooling Josiah, visiting with the neighbors, and maybe working in the garden for a bit. We were shocked when Dan began to have an allergic reaction to an injection of penicillin he had gotten earlier. We rushed for the
Mexican doctors, who were visiting our little village at the time. They were able to give Dan a shot which helped him breathe, speak, and move normally again. However, because he was still not recovering from his illness, they advised us to airlift Dan to the city. We praise the Lord for his care and for saving Dan. During the next few days, as he began to recover wholly, our team continued to give thanks. Scary things may happen, but we are not afraid. We know in whose hands we rest and we know that he led us here. And if we follow where he leads us, the path cannot be wrong.
From Tribe to Civilization and Back
As we wait for Dan to recuperate, our team is enjoying some time at our coworker’s house in town. We are back in civilization for a bit, enjoying internet, hot showers, and cold Cokes. During this time Josiah and I have been attempting to finish up the school year early. With just the two of us, we can work at a faster pace and will hopefully wrap things up at the end of April. This will allow me to work on language learning when we head back in to the tribe. Once we get back to Las Moras, our team will host another dental clinic and close things up for the rainy season. We are not certain of our exact plans, but we know we will be out of the tribe so that Dan can continue to seek medical help in the U.S. for his back.
Our team dynamic has recently changed, as the Davis family has begun a new phase of ministry in the city of Chihuahua. We are happy for the needs they are meeting in their new home, but will greatly miss them. The field leadership has asked that we be open to considering new partners, so we ask prayer for wisdom and guidance in that process. Change is never easy, but we rest in a God who never varies in this otherwise changeable world.