Sorry for the lack of posts recently - the internet was down all last week. So to catch you up on what we are doing in Colorado...we finished our PILAT language program over a week ago and now are into week 2 of 3 of SPLICE, the cultural and interpersonal program. We have enjoyed both programs so far, but they have been vastly different. PILAT worked our brain, SPLICE is working our hearts. It is amazing how exhausting introspection can be. We have dealt with such issues as community, cultural differences, lifestyle choices, conflict, and stress! We are finding it very helpful to think through these issues as they directly relate to our not so distant future plans.
We also had the pleasure last week of meeting with our WorldVenture Africa directors, Glenn and Kathy. They treated us to a wonderful picnic one evening and we had a great time picking their brains and gleaning wisdom from their years of overseas service. They were a great encouragement to us!
And finally, Addie. She has been doing great and has really turned a corner this week as far as being comfortable in the nursery and really enjoying all the people around here. She was quite overwhelmed the first few weeks at being away from mom and dad all day and then having people around all the time who she didn't really know well (mommy was a little overwhelmed too!). This week though she has been doing great in the nursery and has made some older friends as well (as in our age!). She even got to spend one evening with Tim and Andrea while mom and dad got to go on a date! We are so thankful for all the workers and friends here who have done so well with her and put us so much at ease.
Sorry this post isn't too exciting. We have been learning a lot though and as we process it, we promise to tell more (when we're not quite so tired!).
Who Are We
We should be jealous. . . for the honour of His name – troubled when it remains unknown, hurt when it is ignored, indignant when it is blasphemed. And all the time anxious and determined that it shall be given the honour and glory which are due to it.” John Stott