|Happy New Year, friends!
I hope your Christmas and New Year spent with family and friends was wonderful. Thank you for praying for my Christmas travel. All went well, my bags made it to all my destinations, flights were semi-timely (I do live in Africa!), got to see some awesome sites and I had a lot of much needed time catching up with some amazing friends. I have been so blessed by those the Father has placed in my life this last year.
This past year has been full of ups and downs, challenges and encouragements, and lots of new adventures and friends. While there have been some rough patches, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Moving to a new country, learning a new language and building relationships among a new people is exhausting and can really wear you out…but the Father has shown himself faithful every step of the way. It has been an amazing 9 months in West Africa! And I’m looking forward to what is in store for this coming year.
As I continue with language learning and teaching my ESL classes, I will also begin to focus on work in a nearby village. I am excited at the opportunity to get out among the folks the Father has called me to share with. In the last few months, I have made two visits. Please ask the Father to continue opening doors and providing new friendships in the village.
Please continue lifting up language learning. I’m a lifetime language student! As ability increases, ask that I would have more opportunities to share.
I also wanted to thank those of you who gave to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. All of it goes to support those of us on the field. We couldn’t be here without your prayers and financial support. So, thank you so very much.