I need to catch up with this picture journal I keep on here. When I looked at the batch of pictures for this blog, I realized that it contained a lot of faces of people we love. So, I want to virtually introduce a few people to you. People who have encouraged us and kept us going. People who have become family in this foreign land we live.
What do we do at night for fun? We sit around a fire and swap stories.
After leaving our friends in Nabilaatuk, we went north to Moroto to visit other friends. We were warmly welcomed by Lyle and Ingrid Lathrop of AIM. They offered comfy beds, hot showers, and fellowship. It's good to have friends!
When we got back to Kaabong, we went for a visit to see the girls' aunt and her children. Aunt Lilly had a baby a few months ago and named her Amber.
|With baby Amber|
|Tired on the way home to Timu|
Upon returning to Timu, we were visited by an Ik lady who had just delivered twins the month before. One of the new babies was named Terrill. I'm not sure another place in the world has so many Terrill's in the same vicinity.
|Sunday school for Ik kids|
|A little friend, Chilla|
|Sitting around a fire with daddy|
We were in Timu over Mother's Day, which means no big restaurant meal or flowers. But we had hugs and love...enough for me. I'm still getting used to being a mom.
|My little chef making pie crust|
Life in Timu continues on. Above is the payment I received for a busy day of patients. One of my uncles has been teasing me about accepting produce for treatment, so I wanted to show him that I accept eggs and beans as well.
Terrill continues with dictionary work, talking for hours with old Ik men about definitions of words. The girls do homeschool and play 'cooking' in their sandbox. When in Kaabong, they race bikes around the yard. Just in the last week, Lemu has become proficient on a bicycle. She was determined to ride like her sister, so learned all by herself, trial and error.
Next week we welcome two college students to Timu for the next 8 weeks. Emily & Mary are a nursing and community health student, who will be working alongside me. You can pray in advance for good relationships, and that we will be a mutual blessing to each other. Pray that the girls adjust to life in Timu.