I thought I'd share a few photos from recent weeks. We've been doing a little celebratin around here.
Our friend, Waymuvada. We met him when we first arrived. He's often helped Geoff in our yard and over the past two years he's become a treasured friend.
Last weekend while Geoff and Waymuvada were hauling the clippings from our palm trees out to the dump site, they came upon these cuties who were happy to help with the work for N$1…
"Cheers" to a great morning of soccer!
I love these ladies, Martha and Beneliza! They were Sametime's and Albert's teachers last year. Every Monday morning all year long, Geoff and I would go to their classrooms and bring snacks for the boys for that week. Over time, I got to know them and LOVE them! We enjoyed a special lunch together at our house last Friday. They both love the Lord and are such an encouragement to me.
Fritz turned 16 last Friday. We went to his school at break time and I yelled, "Hey birthday boy!" out the car window. (I love to embarrass these guys). We picked the gang up for a special supper at Wimpy, complete with a serenade from the employees. I think it was a birthday he'll remember. We made a point of celebrating each of the boys' birthdays this year, and his was the last one.
YEAH!! Courtney is here! You may remember our teammate Courtney, who served here in Otji with us for a year and a half and returned to the US a year ago. We are so excited to have her visiting with us for a week…just like old times. Man, realizing she's been gone for a year now, makes me realize just how long we've been here!
The boys were happy to see her and she brought candy and silly string, something new for them.
We continue to wait on a response from US immigration regarding Esther's immigration status. We've been told we should hear from them within the next few weeks. That response will determine when we can return home and if we are able to return permanently to the US at this time. Please be praying for a favorable outcome, that God would guide those reviewing our case, and for peace for us as we await their decision. As you can imagine, it is difficult for us to make plans regarding our return when this outcome is still uncertain. We appreciate your prayers.