March and April were busy months filled with teams, projects, school, and more. March-May are officially the hottest months of the year here and it never fails that Holy Week (the week leading up to Easter) is the hottest week of the year. This year was no exception.
Holy Week is one of the countries biggest vacation holidays and many people use the time off to head to the beach or the countryside. During the week EA hosted a movie night where the community sold food to raise funds for a new community project. We had a great turn out and the night was a lot of fun!
We recently had an All Staff Day where all of our staff go off campus together for a day of teachings and trainings. This year the focus was “Interpersonal Communication.” We got to listen to a series of different presenters teach on listening, communication, and conflict resolution. We also had a time of worship as a staff at the beginning of the day.
With teams back in full swing this year, there has been so much going on! Helping with our Family Night Ministry has been going very well and our communities are loving having the children and family programs back in place again!
We have already had 2 weddings with a total of 5 couples getting married!
This year a team from my home church came down and got to spend the week serving with us as well as be host to one of this year’s weddings!
One of the special parts of hosting a wedding is getting to know the couples over dinner the week of the wedding. I often get the privilege of translating for teams during this time, and it is always so special to watch the relationships grow as stories and lives are shared.
Please continue to pray that God would give me wisdom and strength to continue going where he leads in ministry and in life.
Pray for me to learn to maintain a healthy work/life balance.
Pray for me and the other staff as we continue to be in a time of transition as we seek people to fill the roles we have open.
I pray you are well and would love to hear from you soon!