Dear Friends & Family,
Imagine standing along the side of the highway...and having a huge tractor trailer truck sail past at 75mph. This is what time has felt like for us the past 3 weeks.
It has left my brain feeling swollen and unable to process anything deeper than basic math and reading skills. Fortunately, this means I can still help the kids with some of their schoolwork and make a shopping list and cook. So, thankfully, everyone is getting into the groove of their home education and we're all eating pretty delicious food...thanks to the variety of fruits and vegetables we've been able to find as well as the handy food processor and crockpot that our friends left behind in their home.
Our friends were here long enough to give us a brief tour of the town, introduce us to the folks at church, acquaint us with the process of receiving the bills from our landlord and let us know how the trash and recycling work. They were also gracious to tell us a million and one things that we want to remember, but likely will only remember they told us when we face those situations again. They are off to their time in the States and we are into the ministry here. Tucker was able to preach last Sunday and will also next Sunday...his topic has been worship and has been centered around Romans 12:1-2. He is looking for ideas for future sermons centering around basic Christian truths that every Christian should know. If you have something to share, please reply to this email or share on our forum, called Discussion, on our website.
I will be working this week on a plan for the next several weeks of the ladies bible study. The ladies have begun bringing their young ladies (ranging in age from 7-15) and making it a joint evening that involves a Bible study lesson (we are just finishing up the book of Ruth) and a fun craft. This week, the plan is to review Ruth and learn to knit scarves. The ladies are desiring to know more about the "5 Love Languages," so I'll need to find a way to adapt that fascinating topic into a study format that can be easily led by myself and a rotating team of the other ladies. With a brain that feels swollen, this feels like a huge task, so please pray for me!