In the first days of October our team was excited to reunite and return to Mexico. I spent a week helping our new teammates, the Hypkis, pack and clean their house for the move. Once settled in Durango, my other co-workers and I got busy unpacking, sorting, canning meat, buying supplies, and re-packing for our return to the tribe.
The Building Goes On…
One of our main jobs when we return to the tribe this week will be the construction of Hypki’s home. It already has outside walls and a roof, but is lacking stairs, a floor, plumbing, and framed walls inside. We also have been using the “shell” of the house for storage. This means we will have to move the 1500 adobe bricks we put inside in May back outside again… Fortunately for us, we have a great team of workers coming from another part of Mexico to help us with all this work. We will host six fellow-missionaries for almost two weeks and hope to get a great deal accomplished. The Hypki’s house still needs inside walls, plumbing, and a floor.
Reconnecting with the Nahuatl
Although there are many things that will require our attention when we return to the tribe, we will focus primarily on reconnecting with the people. We have been gone during the rainy season and want to spend time visiting all our friends and neighbors. We will also dive right into language learning and review. “Ni ki to kwal?” “Did I say it right?” Time to brush the dust off our phrases and get back to work!
Across the Miles
During the next few months, our co-workers the Alkires will be in the U.S. seeking medical help for Dan’s back. Please pray for their family and that God would powerfully heal Dan. Please pray for Sarah as she homeschools their son, Josiah. Please pray for the Alkire’s finances as they cover expensive doctor’s bills. And please pray for our team as we continue to strive for unity across the miles. It is not easy to be apart, and we look forward to the day when our group can be complete and together.