Wow! It’s been a busy three weeks!
We are doing quite well. We have been surrounded by the four truths that the Bible tells us about: Who God is, Who I am, Who We (the church) are, and What’s going on in the world around us. Such depth of truth by which to be surrounded! And we’re thankful that the kids are learning those truths as well.
Caleb is doing very well in Preschool. As you saw in the video from last week, he and his classmates have planted their garden. Today, he and I are going to go out and pray the Blessing of the Land or a Garden from Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals over it. He loves his teachers, Mr. Nick, Mrs. Rene, and Ms. Rahel. In addition to learning about gardens, he gets to learn about God and His nature and character, and gets to paint, color, play with trains, and play outside. It’s a pretty good life.
Emily is also doing fantastic in her classes. Each Tuesday, she gets to hear an abbreviated version of the teaching that Stephanie and I are receiving. This has proven to challenge her own relationship with God. It has been amazing to watch her as she is coming to the realization that God desires more than anything to be in relationship with us. On Mondays, someone from the Nations Team (the liaisons between the states and the front-line missionaries in the 10/40 Window) comes in and teaches her class about their particular focus. This past week, the Kashmiri team came in and taught about Kashmir. They transformed a part of the room into a typical Kashmiri living room and allowed the kids to dress as Kashmiris. They had even made a typical Kashmiri rice dish for the kids to try.
Stephanie and I are also doing well. Our teaching times have been rich. We are learning a lot about trust–specifically with the house back in Little Rock. Yet, of all the teaching, game playing, talking, and fellowship we have been a part of, my favorite moments are those when we get to sit one-on-one with other missionaries and ask, “What are you dreaming?” So beautiful hearing them share the dreams that God has planted within them for the nations.
Please continue to be in prayer with us as we traverse through the coming weeks. We have nine more weeks of lectures to go through, and then we head overseas for a couple of months. We expect to find out where we’re headed in the next couple of weeks, and will let you all know where that ends up being.
That should provide you a quick update. We are grateful for your prayers and support! May God bless each of you! And, as always, if you would like to partner with us in this work, then jump over to the Partner With Us tab.