During the last few months we have been helping with Niños de la Luz. This has been a great opportunity for all of us. Our boys get to practice and learn more Spanish as they talk and play with the boys who live there and Heather spends time with Summer who lives there. Jessica has been helping with the schooling of the lower grades which has also stretched her in learning more Spanish. I have been fixing things, helping with things of the new house and working with the short term teams.
We have been stretched in so many ways over the last 10 months. The challenges of finding a place to live to the challenge of cars that are old and abused. The strains it puts on the family relations and testing of our faith that has grown and strengthened us. God has been good!
During the first part of July some of our friends from Medford have been in Santo Dominigo with YWAM (JUCUM) and we have gone to visit and work with them. Watching our kids join in the work, learning dances, dramas and even speaking to people has been a huge blessing to me as a father.
One thing you can be praying is for us to know our next big step. We have been talking about going to Mexico to a Spanish school for a few months so that we would be more effective in ministering the gospel and really being able to deepen our relationships here.