Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Our Home Assignment Adventure Continues!

Greetings from South Carolina! I can't believe we've already been in the U.S. for over a month. Our time here is flying by! Our first 3 weeks were spent in Minnesota, enjoying time with Nate's family and going outside for lots of winter fun (sledding, ice skating and snow fort building were the highlights!). After about 10 days of being sick, Nate finally felt better and the end of our time there was particularly special. Here are a few photos:

Hiding out in the snow fort

Learning to ice skate

Sledding in the park

Riding the carousel at the Mall of America

Riding the Mall of America rides with cousin Rosy!

Walking in Wisconsin, while on a visit to see Nate's grandma

After 3 weeks in Minnesota, we drove for two long days and arrived in South Carolina and my parents' house. We've been enjoying time with them the last couple of weeks. Ellie is continuing with homeschool everyday, Nate is working on preparing a sermon and writing papers for his Master's program and we've been focusing much of our time on raising support and preparing materials for sharing at churches in the coming months. 

Here are a few photos from our visit to SC so far.

Enjoy the hotel pool in Indianapolis, on our way down south.

A huge highlight for the girls: visiting the American Girl Doll Store!

Petting donkeys at the Greenway

Grampy, reading books to his girls

Ellie, working on reading during homeschooling

A green lunch on St. Patrick's Day!

If you'd like to pray for us during this time, here are a few prayer requests:
  • That God would keep us healthy during all of our travels and that we'd have access to a Covid vaccine, despite not having a US address
  • That God would raise up new supporters and meet our current $1,200/month goal. We were thankful to celebrate gaining 3 new supporters this week!
  • For Nate's continued studies in Christian Leadership and that the classes he takes while we are here would be fruitful and practical
  • For our continued planning for our church plant launch this fall. Our website is now online!