Hi friends! Happy Autumn to you. While the leaves are changing there, it's pouring down rain here. Our second rainy season has begun. We're thankful for the water to fill our tanks and give people a second chance at planting crops.
It's been a long while since our last photo update. We spent most of September and nearly all of October in Timu. It was a peaceful number of weeks and we found ourselves content to be here. I've been spending every morning doing Kindergarten with the girls. They are becoming more focused at school, and I'm becoming more patient. Thank God for His sanctifying work done through family relationships!
Terrill continues to test his dictionary data with three blind, elderly gentlemen. We'd been hoping for the longest time to have doctors come for a visit to Kaabong district to assist people who are partially or fully blind. Well, one morning a truck drove up to our gate with the announcement that they were looking for the blind. An eye surgeon had arrived at Kaabong hospital and was looking for candidates who might need his help. We directed him to those we knew along the ridge and multiple elderly were able to receive care. Our three language assistants were all taken to the hospital and underwent surgery. They came back to Timu with moderate improvement to their vision. Thank God for this provision of eye care to many in Kaabong district this past month!
Now, let me turn your attention to some critters. The girls have been wanting a pet for the longest time, but we travel so much that it would be difficult to care for a pet. Well, we found someone selling two turtles at the beginning of September and decided the girls might be able to keep these little gals (they decided they were girls) for two months until we headed back to Kampala. They enjoyed their pets and released them back into the wild last week.
Above, Mary is enjoying some banana. Below, Lemu is pushing Allison in her stroller.
We just hosted some friends from Tallahassee, FL for ten days and can't wait to tell you about the great time we had together...but that will have to wait for another blog.