The holidays have come and gone. The New Year is here, and with it a reminder of the passage of time.
In the past month Christopher and I have become professional house-sitters. When I told my grandmother that I was getting really good at making myself at home in other people’s houses, she smiled with pride and seemed to say that this was a very useful trait for a missionary. She may have been counting the number of places we’ve lived in the last 4 months! I’ve decided to add it to my resume.
In addition to spending Christmas with family, we co-hosted 12 consecutive nights of movies especially picked by Christopher intended to encourage discussion and thoughtfulness around such topics as the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), post-Holocaust Germany, America’s war on terror and the role of film itself in our lives today. A huge thank you to Adam & Tabitha Kemp and Jack & Deborah Creedon who opened up their homes to make it possible. You can pray for them as they recover!
We’ve now transferred our home base to my parent’s house in El Cajon, CA where we hope to remain until returning to Uganda at the end of April. They have frequently assured me that they understand this entails housing a newborn as well and that they are ok with it. Who am I kidding, they’ll put up with us in order to have the baby in the house!
We have also begun to gear up on speaking engagements spreading the word about what God is doing in Karamoja. This week, we’ve had the pleasure of speaking at three separate bible studies. It is amazing how I don’t seem to tire of the topic! If you would like us to come visit your church or bible study, send us an email via the contact page. We would be delighted! God has also been blessing us monetarily. We are 50% of the way to our goal of $2,500 in monthly commitments.
In the midst of these changing times, we dearly need your prayers. First, for the child in my womb, coming parenthood and all that both imply. We are excited and simultaneously terrified to embark on this new adventure. Secondly, that we would take advantage of the time we have now with our family and friends, be open to where God is calling us to serve here and listen when he tells us to simply be still. Thirdly, as we look forward to going back pray for the church members in Karamoja that their faith would not fail.