Monday morning is Jacelyn’s first test of med school. It’s called a “Mini”, but, from the sound of it, it’s not so small. It IS, however, a bit of a line in the sand. It seems like those who do well (pass) the first mini, can generally tend to maintain for the rest of the way. Generally. That is my limited understanding of the deal. So, all that to say, “Pray for Jacelyn this weekend, please”. She will be studying about 13 hours each day from now until the mini.
Remember when I mentioned “Tiney the Bread Lady”? Well, today I asked her if I could snap a photo of her in her bread shop to show to all my friends back home and she said, “If I let you, are they going to come to my shop and give me more business?” I said I could make no promises. She laughed and grabbed two loaves to pose with.
There she is. Now, a few of you are going to be visiting our fair island sometime in the next year. I guarantee you that we will stop by her shop numerous times for some bread pudding or a coconut tart. Those of you who are on Dom and are reading this, please make an effort to stop by Tiney’s shop at the corner of Banana Trail and the main road, just outside the front gate. Thanks, Tiney. You’re now famous, oh so famous.
Lastly, someone sold me one of these two days ago and I’m in heaven!!! I have a whole new lease on laundry. We’re completely caught up on laundry and there’s a song in my heart. I’ve named it the laundry song, because it springs from laundry, is sustained by laundry, and hopes to arrive at laundry.
I got to explain what a missionary was to one of our friends here the other day. I was thankful for the opportunity. Any chance I get to talk about why Jacelyn and I do what we do is like a shot of adrenaline for me.
I am excited for how quickly the process has started for bringing teams over here! Right now, there is a trip coming in February and one in the summer, with a third still looking at dates. Thank you SO much for everyone who has helped us get here and is STILL helping us every day through your prayers and support. I feel so honored by your faith and trust in us. As William Carey said, “I will venture to go down, but remember that you must hold the ropes.” Thank you for holding our ropes!
If you pray, when you pray, pray for us.
On to the next thing…