We’ve been back in country for 2 and a half months now and have gotten settled into our roles again. We’re working with a mostly new group of people studying language, but our jobs are largely the same. I help as a language consultant, handle some financial things for our area and other various things as needed. Alisha handles scheduling for the different groups we have, oversees the house helpers and also does other odd jobs as they come up. We both are continuing to do some language study of our own on the side. We are never done learning things 🙂
We have one western family on our support team, one local family and one more western family currently on furlough who plan to come back at the end of this school year. With the pandemic, we haven’t had a lot of new families come here to start language study in the last year plus, but we are expecting a group of new families to come early next year.
So now we are helping one group get ready to move to another island where they will continue culture and language study. We also have a group who has been here almost a year who are starting to get to think about where they want to move when they finish here. We are doing language evaluations for them over the next month or so. This will help them to see what progress they’ve made and what to focus on as they continue studying. We are also starting to plan for the new group coming next year. As the time gets closer, we will get busier deciding where they will live and getting things ready for them.
Davis has been going to preschool and is studying numbers and letters and how to play with friends. Scout is in seventh grade. It is her first year in the secondary school, and she is struggling with math. Elroy is in eighth grade. Both he and Scout go to a Bible study every other week with some of their school friends.
Some of Scout’s teachers have mentioned recently some struggles she is having with different areas of school as far as paying attention, processing information/instructions and focusing on her work. We have always known she was stubborn, but this year it seems a little bit more than just a personality thing. The school has recommended that we take her to the capitol to have some testing done to see if there are some ways we can help her with the way she learns. We have an online meeting on Nov. 1 with the peole who will be doing the testing and then we will decide when to make the trip. This is a little unexpected- if anyone is interested in helping with the cost, let us know and we can let you know details.
-back into our routines here
-the kids are enjoying school
-helping new families in different parts of their language study
-for each of the kids to enjoy school and be able to learn well
-the testing Scout will be needing soon
Thanks for your continued prayers and support!