Friday, March 30, 2012

What has been happening?


Hello, everyone!

As you are no doubt aware, it has been some time since I last wrote an update. I have been quite busy, and I simply got out of the habit of writing updates. I am going to make an effort to change that, however, and try to write about how things are going from time to time. So, what has happened since I last wrote? Quite a bit actually, and more than I am going to detail in this entry. In short, we are still moving forward on the path God has set us on. Read on for more detail.

Last summer I drove up to the British Columbia area of Canada to attend the summer session at the Canada Institute of Linguistics. I was there at CanIL for nine weeks, taking the first three linguistics classes for my Applied Linguistics degree. It was a difficult nine weeks, where I was away from my family, and having to learn a lot of material in a short time, which was stressful. It was, however, an amazing experience that God used in many ways to provide me with strong confirmation that we are on the right path.

After the summer I returned home to start another semester back at Palomar College, taking Mandarin Chinese, among other things. I am currently in my spring semester there, and taking the second class in Mandarin and really enjoying it (more on this later). This will be my final semester at Palomar, because our family will be moving this summer up north to either Canada or just across the border in northern Washington State. We will be renting our house out down here, and living up there until I am able to finish my degree and God moves us somewhere else. But, for the time being, I am finishing up my classes here, and our family is getting ready for the big move. Moving is difficult for us after having been in our home here for so many years, but we are excited to see what God has in store for us in the future.

This is just a quick summation of what has happened since I last wrote, and there is much more to tell, but I am going to wrap this up for now, and I will try to write more about the details later in the coming days and weeks. For now, here are some prayer requests if you would like to pray for us (we deeply appreciate all your prayers):

  • That we would keep our eyes fixed on Jesus and continue to follow Him where He leads.
  • That God would help us sell things we need to sell, and provide for our financial needs.
  • That He would help us get our house ready to be rented, and bring us good renters.
  • That God would provide a good, and inexpensive, home for us up north.
  • And, for safe travels as we move north, and beyond.

Thank you, and please let us know if there is anything you would like prayer for.