But having come up with all those posts, today I'm not quite sure what to say. We are getting back into a school routine this week, and it feels pretty good to all of us. We had a great week with Brian and Katherine and their family, though we would have enjoyed far more time with them. We are trusting G
od with them for His perfect time for the helicopter to ship from Arizona to here and to begin providing flight service for our missionaries.
An update on Elias: the family left here on Thursday and plans to spend the next week in Manila before heading to Germany. Elias is worried about having to go back to the doctor once they arrive in Germany. Amazingly enough, his biggest fear is another needle-- I think he's a bit young to comprehend that he's been through brain surgery! It looks like he'll need therapy to help him regain use of his right side, but beyond that nobody knows what will happen next. We are praying in faith for total healing for the little guy-- that his MRI would be clear and no further treatment be necessary.
Tomorrow we are headed to the city! We're actually going to the beach for a couple of nights. The past weeks have been really intense for us and for the boys, and we're looking forward to some swimming, sleeping in, and walking on the beach!
In just over a week we head to Palawan and then Manila. We're looking forward to some time with all our partners, catching up on their lives, talking program business, and making some plans for the future. God has given Kevin and Kaleb an incredible gift-- they can enter two badminton tournaments while we're traveling! This is a special gift to two boys who would just as soon stay home, all things being equal.