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Wayne, Hilary & Adelaide Denny. Preparing to Serve in Leadership Training in Senegal, Africa. God has called us to take advantage of a unique window of religious freedom in Muslim Senegal by equipping church leaders who have a heart for reaching their country and the Muslim world.

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


Saturday, January 10, 2009

Silence...????

We have been told that sometimes, when young kids enter a new culture where a new language is spoken, that they will stop talking altogether for awhile.  It seems like they just need to figure out what is going on, and then they will get back to normal.  So we came to France prepared...but didn't have to worry :)  The only time there is silence around here is when Addie is sleeping.  Just tonight, she had to go to the bathroom and was chatting a little too much to concentrate on what she was doing, so I left her alone.  As soon as I walked out the door, I hear her yell, "Mommy, I need some privacy!" over and over again, followed by "Are you giving me some?"  Hmmm, I'm not sure she quite gets the concept of privacy yet :)

Thanks for praying for her.  Her transition has been going really well.  It has actually helped me in knowing that she likes it here.  She loves our new apartment, her new toys that she received from a little girl who just left here, and is getting to love the nursery that she is in 4 days a week.  God really knew what he was doing when he gave her to us.  She brings so much joy to us every day.  I'm not sure we would survive this without her!

3 comments:

renea mac said...

Sweet.

Anonymous said...

We miss you guys and think about you often! I'm so glad you are settling in well. Addie sounds like she is doing great...of course! No need to worry, right?! Take care and keep us posted on how you are doing. :-) - Andrea

Mike and Christie said...

Wayne and Hilary,

I'm can't tell you how much joy ya'll bring me in your joy with Addie. You are wonderful parents, and I PROMISE YOU, the time with your little ones is so very short. I can attest to this now that our kids are 30, soon to be 29,28 and 27, then we have the 10, 10 and 9'ers. BUT it was just like yesterday when I remember our oldest son stepping on the roses, and yelling down from the upstairs window, "This is God, you have stepped on my flowers! Go tell your mommy what you did!" and he came RUNNING to tell me and I told him I was so proud of him for telling me. (I always felt a little guilt about that one) LOL
I know you will build wonderful memories with Addie and instill in her a delight in the Lord, as you gently guide her into His hands.
Just wanted to encourage you today and say, TIME FLIES!!!!! man oh man!