and it’s a comfortable pace. We learned from the last time around, so we are going to try and not burn out this time. The facility looks just fine. Many of the improvements are still alive and well. Yes, there are still many items I didn’t get done last time. Together with my boss, we are slowly compiling a list of priorities. Then we will see what the budget will allow. Judy will be assisting with member care but as yet not exactly sure what that involves. She is glad that someone else is doing housing.
We have been hearing reports about the progress being made in language and scripture distribution. Today we heard that the app for putting the Kenga New Testament on smart phones is ready to be downloaded. This will greatly increase the hearing of the good news in that language. Praise the Lord! More stories to come.
Our transition to using French is going great! (This is Jim writing) Judy says it’s coming back better than she thought it would.
We are adjusting very well to life in a fishbowl. (apartment complex) Judy seems to thrive in this environment with ladies Bible study, Pilates, prayer meeting, Wednesday dinner with the folks down-under and Monday night Star Trek. I tolerate it just fine…in fact I played volley ball Sunday for the first time in… way too many years. It was great and my new knee did EXCELLENT! Now I just have sore muscles.
There seems to be relative calm in country. It’s safe enough that one of our colleagues just made a quick trip (3 days) to the Lake Chad region to pick up some of their belongings. They were required to leave the region in short notice due to security risks in June.
We are feeling productive and content with where the Lord has us.
That we remain healthy and strong.
Calm in the country continues.
The translation projects continue at an accelerated pace and the highest level of accuracy.
For our new director as she begins her two year term.
Thanks for being our amazing team who not only pray for us and the people of Chad, but Mexico’s people and projects as well. You, through us are touching lives and giving hope.
Our new Chad cell phone numbers are : Judy 1 235 62693864 and Jim’s 1 235 68287719. But check with your service provider before calling, as it can be very expensive. Texting is much cheaper.
Our emails have stayed the same: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com