We mentioned previously that we would be moving soon, and this last week, it happened. Our new house is only a short distance from our old house. This new place is actually the office/guesthouse for our org, so not only have we moved, but we will be starting to add some new responsibilities that come with living in this house.
It wasn’t a difficult move in a sense, because we didn’t move much furniture (this place is already fully furnished) and what we did move didn’t have far to go. But it always takes a while to settle into a new house. It is actually big enough for each of the kids to have their own room. Lately Elroy and Scout have really been honing their skills of getting on each other’s nerves. So we felt like overall, it is good that they have some separate space.
We are continuing on with our roles of language consulting/coaching and social planning. This week I helped do language evaluations for a couple and then also with what we call a ‘kick-off’, where we explain to the language learners what comes next and how to proceed from where they are. It might not sound like a big deal, but learning a language is, as a rule, very difficult. It takes a lot of hard work, planning, motivation and input from people who have done it before. My job is to help people understand how they are doing with the language and what they should focus on as they continue learning.
Anyways, in addition to that, we are going to be taking on some new roles now and in the coming months. One thing that Alisha will be dealing with is what we call the loaner stuff… i.e. household items like silverware, pots, pans, towels, fans, etc. that are loaned out to new people when they get here until they can buy their own things. So Lish is in charge of keeping track of where it all is. Very exciting stuff.
Both Elroy and Scout had book report projects due this week that they have been working on (or at least worrying about) for several weeks. They are both happy to be living in a bigger house with a fort outside and an old badminton court that we hope to resurrect.
We have mostly been in good health, except yesterday Davis got a fever. Also, our pastor at our church here has been having some diabetic issues lately and ended up in the hospital last week when he was too weak to take his meds. It seems like diabetes is often mishandled here, so we are pretty concerned for him.
-We survived the move
-We feel like we have been able to be a help to the team here
-That we will be able to fill the different roles we need to
-That our pastor will get better and be able handle his diabetes better
Thanks for your prayers and support!