Hmmm...I think this blog has been a little too quiet. We've been very busy with school and life the past couple weeks. While I wish that I had lots of fun pictures to show, I actually only have an announcement/request to put out here.
As many of you know, we regularly have Missionary Associates come to help us out. Our MAs are a huge blessing to us. They help us with school, cooking, babysitting and anything else that needs doing around our home and compound. Life tends to be a bit more difficult here than life in America: We have regular water and power outages, shopping is not quite as easy, we have more visitors coming and going, and everything just takes significantly more time. Because of all of this, it is a huge blessing to have an extra set of hands at home. It helps relieve my stress and therefore assures that Eric can focus on the work of the mission, without worrying about the details of life at home. In this way, our MAs are a very important part of the work here and we are so very thankful for each one of them!
We have been truly blessed that the Lord has provided us with Godly young women. Our MAs have shared a love for the reformed faith, believe that children are a blessing, that there is value in homeschooling and that the making of a godly home is a good thing. They have also loved on our children and we have been so thankful for their love! We also believe that this opportunity is a great blessing to the young ladies that come. They are able to experience the mission field, life in Africa and a taste of God's work here, but all under the shelter of a family.
We are praying that the Lord will provide us with someone who is at least a high school graduate. We need this person for the Spring semester...starting mid January through the end of May.
Do you know someone who might be interested? Please forward this! Do you have anymore questions? Feel free to contact us at ericdianna@hotmail(dot)com.