We have had a wonderful day but it is nearly midnight and I'm exhausted so I'll just communicate that we're all fine after a long, exciting day. From my perspective, it was terrific until I created a detailed blog post and somehow magically deleted it instead of posting it!!! I took a break to get my shower and now want to at least let you know that we are well and blessed.
Church lasted 3 hrs this morning which included communion and a wedding!!! We were swept into the worship even though much of the service wasn't in our language. Hearing "How Great Thou Art" as the service began was a joyous experience and was the whole service.
Lunch; then preparation to meet our translators, go to camp to meet the children and spend some time there in preparation for the week. It was emotional and humbling but so endearing! Many faces are very familiar so it is fun to return.
The oldest group of boys had 30 guys so John and his teaching partner, Peggy, are pretty overwhelmed but will carry on. If that # continues for tomorrow, we may try to enlist another translator and split the group. My group of teachers included Svetlana who became a dear friend my first year here but who hasn't been involved until this year.
Wish I had the energy to spend more time relating our day but I need to be ready for tomorrow so better head to bed.
Your prayers are God's provision for us at this time. We are grateful!
Pray that our boxes will arrive tomorrow!