We all know that transitions include a lot of human hellos and goodbyes, but have you thought about our furry friends? After a year of living with a wonderful (and very patient) foster family, our girls were thrilled to have Simba home. He’s settled right back into life as “King” of the house, and gets a lot of snuggles (when he wants them)—he is a cat after all.
Returning from home assignment to GM means finding a new place to live. Finding a new place to live can be an adventure in and of itself, but when your new landlord family owns a rafting company—it’s doubly so! We were able to accept an invitation to raft before school started, and it was a lot of fun. This mountain river runs wild in early spring and summer, but by late August it slows to a family-friendly speed. While a couple of us opted to stay shoreside, those who went enjoyed amazing mountain views and a lot of excitement on this river journey.
Our team is growing, and some of the most important members are our children! Please pray for these precious kids, as they each go through various transitions this year. Pray that they may be “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation” and that they will “shine among them like stars in the sky.” (Phil. 2:15)
Language study has begun for our new teammates! They will study the local language for the next two years, putting hours and hours of work into it. It is a unique season, one that is exciting as communication with locals becomes easier, but can be humbling and grueling as well. Please pray for them during this hard but rewarding season.
“I am the Good Shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.” — John 10:14-16
As I read this passage I couldn’t help but claim this promise for the people of Green Mountains. Oh, how I pray for them to know the voice of our Good Shepherd and receive life abundant from our Father.
Several of us on Team Green enjoy frequenting cafes and coffee houses for meetings, work planning, and pleasure. Often we go to this local startup, where someone will be there roasting coffee occasionally. There are so many companies that come and go without warning here, but it is so encouraging to see businesses like this one thriving!