The last few months have been busy and slow at the same time. We’ve had a lot happen in that time and we’ve been doing a lot of waiting, too. As I mentioned before, we had three new families move here and begin language study as well as one other family move from another region to join our team for the time being.
That one family happen to be old friends of ours, so we had been looking forward to their arrival. Since they got here, they were staying with us at our guesthouse/office that we run. The guesthouse is a pretty spacious place with a good size yard, so our kids with theirs had plenty of space to run around and play in. Just last week they were able to move into their own house.
With the expansion of our team, we’ve been able to spread out the jobs more. So despite having three new families just starting language study, things have not been as hectic as they could have been.
We are always getting ready for the next group of families to come too. We would have had a new group coming next month, but for a number of reasons (mostly related to Covid-19), that ended up getting pushed back a few months.
Besides helping new families with language study, maintenance issues and various other things, we have also been doing our best to stay away from sickness. Still, most of us have experienced some kind of sickness in the last few months (none Covid). Most recently was Davis, who was sick for a week and is just now getting over what we think was dengue. We took him to a hospital at one point, thinking that he might need an IV for fluids, but ended up coming home the same night and he seems about back to normal now.
The kids had to finish the last couple months of school online, which had it’s own challenges. Next semester, we are expecting them to be doing a combination of online schooling and normal classroom learning. Their school is planning to limit the number of people allowed on campus at a time.
Just like everyone else, we really look forward to when things can return to some version of normal. Domestic flights here are starting to open up, and some international flights are available. We are hoping there won’t be any problems when plan on coming home for furlough at the end of the year.
-None of us or anyone in our org getting Covid so far
-The guesthouse we live in is big, so we’ve haven’t gotten cabin fever too bad
-Social distancing/travel restrictions are starting to loosen up just a little bit
-For continued health
-For the new families who are trying to study language while being limited as to how much they can interact with locals
Thanks for all your continuing prayers and support!
Scout and Davis cooking something