Friday, September 09, 2011

Consider it pure joy...

New Dorm furniture all assembled in our common room when we got back to NiameyBeth and the new furniture
Jayson's first day of Kindergarten with his teacher, Mrs Riggs

Mikaylah and Jayson on the first day of school, Kindergarten and grade two!

Zeb's birthday celebration!

September is already upon us, first let me apologize for such a long wait! We have actually been in school three and a half weeks. We are enjoying new kids, new furniture and by this time next week a new mission board!
Yikes! Yes, many of you may already know that the 24th of August we received news that our mission board was folding due to lack of funds and we would have ten days to find another mission board! God is faithful!
Tim and I had decided in early August that our theme in the dorm this year would be JOY. Our theme verses are from the first chapter of James, verses 2-5. God does have a sense of humour... Consider it pure joy my brothers (and sisters :)) whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault and it will be given to him.
We have had the opportunity to practice what we preach! And the kids are watching... always watching. After many sleepless nights and many questions He has given us peace, peace that passes our understanding and, miraculously, joy.
Girls singing Karaoke!
Cora, Amy, Marette and MiYoen at the dorm outing.
Deborah reading at the dorm outing at the pool
Boy pyramid at the pool at our dorm outing, Asyncrite, Zeb and Josh on top!

Deborah with Mikaylah and Jayson at the Terminus Pool
Three boys on one bike, John, Zeb and Josh!
The whole gang on the monkey bars...

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