Friday, September 15, 2006

Please Pray

Our mission board just informed us that the 2007 support levels will be assesed this month and we should hear by early October what our new support level will be. It is with fear and trembling that we await this news. Please pray that it will not be significantly higher than what it is now. Perhaps even lower!! That would be a miracle! Tee Hee! Thanks

In the miracle dept... daughter age 2 years 4 months two weeks did her first pee pee in the potty! It was bedtime of course and after all the routine and she was properly tucked in under her pink comforter she pleds to papa "go potty". She is lying, I told dear hubby, it is just a stall tactic to waylay going to bed. But dear patient hubby took her to the potty, helped her take off all her p.js (top included... I'm thinking boy does she have her papa hoodwinked) and diaper and all and she sits on the potty and demands "brown m&m please". To his credit, papa did not fold, "you must pee pee in the potty first". Then papa leaves me in the bathroom with her to demonstrate, which isn't too difficult for a 7 month pregnant woman. and Low and behold... she produced!! "Papa come back in here! Mikaylah just went pee pee in the potty!!" We praised her up and down, but her only response was, "brown m&m please." Papa proudly brought her the ziplock bag of m&ms and let her pick one. Then he again left the room. "ready to get back in your p.j.s?" I inquired, "no, green m&m, please!"
It was 9:58 when she finally went to bed last night! sigh! but she did sleep in til 10:00 this morning!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Oui! Il fait tres bien!

Oops, so sorry it has been so long, yikes over a month! Tim just got back his first French test score.... 98% Waahoo! He even got a sticker on his page! Mikaylah and I are so proud of him. He is working so hard!
We have less than four months before we go to Quebec so Tim is wanting to get at least a little bit of French under his belt before we go "native" or at least are immersed in it! We are up to 87.4% of our needed support. We have heard from a couple of churches who would like to support us, but are either waiting for us to begin language study in Quebec or for their budgets to be approved for the next year. So we are teetering awfully close to the 90 percentage point! VERY exciting to us!
Most of you know that it has been a very long deputation trail. We can hardly believe that it is actually becoming a reality. We heard from Sahel Academy this week. They got off to a great start. The dorm has 18 kids this year, nine boys and nine girls. Pray for Tim and Brenda and Amber, the dorm assistant as they nurture these young people. We are excited and anxious to join them in what looks like could be fifteen months from now! WaaaHooo!
Any more of you think of baby boy names for our son we are open to all suggestions!