Some of you may recognize the song lyrics, but hopefully all of you have been able to experience the feeling of the sun on your skin, warming you despite the breeze. That is what yesterday was like here in Dallas. We have had excellent weather, not just in comparison to Tennessee or Indiana (previous homes). There was a record-setting day in the last week as the hottest day in this area. It’s not all lollipops and candy canes, though.
My son, Lucas, (age 2) has a mite of some sort. We are fighting with laundry and creams and shampoos to get rid of them, and the rest of us have treated ourselves as well, for the sake of passing it around. Lucas is the only one with the little red spots, but the poor kid hardly mentions them, except to talk about the “bud bites” on his arms. He’s a trooper, and with God’s help – and a little more shampoo and cream, we ought to be done with this in another week.
Andi and I finished up the semester, and we made it out getting our class work done on the last day, in the last minute, before the assignments closed for online submission. It was a tense time, but we are in the midst of the semester break and soaking up time with our kids and each other.
Hosanna has made some progress of her own. She has not cut any teeth yet, though she “gums” (chews) my fingers every time my hand is near her face. On the other hand, she decided a couple days ago that she had toyed with the idea long enough and sat up all on her own! She is doing so great now, after just a couple days, able to play with a toy in each hand and not tip over right away! It is so great to see the way God designed our bodies to learn and develop, and to be able to watch it first-hand like this.
Thanks to all of you who have been part of our ministry, through prayer and/or financial giving. We want to send out a special thank you to those of you connected with James & Lisa Litsey’s supporting church, who decided to gift us with Christmas presents this year from the IN/KY area. Thank you SO much!!
Please keep praying with us as we continue this stage of ministry. We are enjoying our friends here in Texas, and we are glad to be moving along through the time of schooling. Please also keep praying for more ministry partners (those gifted with prayer and those gifted with wealth) to share their gifts with us as long-term partners with Pioneer Bible Translators. God bless you.
Please be in touch with us. Leave a comment, send an e-mail, send Andi some Oreos 🙂 or call us and keep us up to date on your lives. Let us know if you have any questions about our ministry, support, our prayer team, or anything else. We would love to hear from you!
Oh, and Merry Christmas! (Even if it is sunny and 75 degrees, we can still celebrate Christmas…it wasn’t snowy white when Jesus was born in Bethlehem either).
Pioneer Bible Translators
Dallas, TX 75236