This past Wednesday through Friday, instead of working in the office, I stayed home and prepared several of my Biblical lessons for women in the local language. They were days of intensive personal study plus editing sessions with my excellent language helper. I accomplished my goals and look forward to teaching this material soon, Lord willing. I’m sure I’ll still make plenty of language mistakes, but I hope I will improve with practice.

My study was interrupted by a trip into town to look at a used pick-up truck for sale. Though I won’t be buying this particular one because it doesn’t meet my criteria, it was a step forward in my quest to purchase a vehicle. I was very grateful for the presence of four expert colleagues who evaluated the truck and will continue to assist me in this process. I ask for your continued prayers for God’s provision of just the right vehicle that will serve well for personal and ministry use for many years. I particularly sense my need for wisdom in financial decisions such as how much of my savings to use for purchasing a vehicle.

At home, I’m gradually learning the family’s routines of cooking and housework and thus becoming more useful in chores. I’m pleased to have my goddaughter spending several days with us, and look forward to welcoming more visitors soon. A friend from the US is scheduled to arrive this week for a two-month visit; please pray for safe travel and a smooth adjustment for her.

Another opportunity for fellowship was this past Saturday, pictured here: Many ladies in our congregation gathered to comfort a young widow at the third anniversary of her husband’s death. Ismaela requests prayer for wisdom in rearing her two young sons and for protection for their home, which has already suffered a break-in attempt recently.

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