Things have been busy, so we haven't slowed down enough post anything here recently. We are still here. God is still on the throne. And there has been a lot happening!! So at the risk of having an even longer silence here, I'll just share quickly some of the things that have been going on.
First and most exciting is that we are halfway through the homeschool year!!!
Caleb and I are working through a preschool curriculum at home. But he has two age mates here who are from Germany and have different required material. So I have been doing 2-3 days a week of a co-op with all three of them for socialization and language learning. It's been SO MUCH FUN! We go back and forth talking about words in english and in german. They really are the cutest.
Once a year we have a snow day for the kids. A teacher or parent calls the kids early in the morning and says there's NO SCHOOL and we do snowy activities all day! So, of course, sledding down a hill in a cardboard box is on the schedule.
We were able a few weeks ago now to go to mud a house together with the older missionary kids (MKs). It's always a long, hard day, but so rewarding and fun day.
I love when Eden comes out to the village with me. This time all the older MKs went together and the first layer on the house was done before 1pm! That's the fastest its gotten done on any of the times I've been out!
Yup. That happened.
The top Tabitha Bible Study leaders are still meeting together once a month here at Tenwek. We just had my favorite meeting of the whole year. The month of January is set aside to study a specific Psalm together. The final week of the month is set aside to put the Psalm to music to help with memorization. Then when we get together in February, each song is presented to the group. We then vote on one of the songs to be the theme song for that year. It's so, so exciting to hear all the different versions of the same Psalm and then carry that song with us to open each meeting for the year!! I absolutely LOVE it!!!
And last, but CERTAINLY not least, the pediatric bronchoscopy equipment that Mike has been working on getting here for two years finally arrived this month!!!!!! It's like christmas all over again!!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU to those who prayed and donated and worked on logistics to get this vital equipment here. We are so grateful!!
Mike (pediatric surgeon) and Julie (nurse/mother to two) living in Kenya, East Africa