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We continue to make huge advances in our Language School studies. My strenuous school schedule consumes the majority of my time. Because of your generosity, we have been able to see Becky begin her studies again, in order to take some advanced-technical classes, which will help her create and translate material in the future. Also, it will help her keep me in-line… Well, maybe not, but it’s sure worth a try!
On Mother’s Day I was able to teach a teen class at the church we attend in Salamanca. In general, one never thinks about how to says things in one's mother tongue, until you have to translate into another language. I have been told by Becky, and must now publicly admit, that she was right. My jokes don’t translate into Spanish…(sigh!) I guess she finally gets her way, in that, now, I finally have to come up with new jokes. Oh well! I’m sure my Spanish jokes will be just as corny as my English ones!
We continue to meet and work with many friends and neighbors in our community with whom we have developed relationships these last few months. Although the busy city lifestyle of Lima continues to be a challenge, we know that seeds have been planted and pray that someday, these seeds will yield much fruit, to the glory of God!
We are now making plans for our departure from the coast and getting into the mindset for our eventual move to the jungle and the many changes we will soon face. We have finally been able to set a date to leave Lima and head to Cuzco. Lord-willing, we will leave Lima on July 15th with a loaded-down truck and will make the journey to the Urubamba Valley in Cuzco. From there, we will work with senior missionaries, as we prepare to transition into the jungle. Although the “how’s” and “when’s” of the futre are unknown, we rest in the knowledge that God is never late and that His plans are always greater than anything we can imagine. So we continue to wait on Him and trust in His plans for us.
We appreciate your continued prayers for all of these upcoming changes. If you would like more details about any of the specific needs we have mentioned in our previous letters, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE contact us. We would be happy to give you more information.