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Update from Thailand!

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"Catching fish with two hands" 

Basically, this Thai proverb means if you're trying to catch one fish in each hand, you will lose both. Kind of like the English proverb, "chase two rabbits catch none."  In other words, it is better to focus on what you are doing, and do it well. 

Somehow it's been a month since we've been back and we hit the ground running when we stepped off the plane, and haven't stopped yet! A lot has been grabbing for our attention, and we've been trying to focus in on each one, and accomplish the task at hand! Catching one fish with two hands! 

We had a very large welcoming party...a giant colony of termites! They did a lot of damage to the girls bedroom, but with some time and diligence they are finally all dead...it was a nightmare. However, all that was lost because of damage we were able to replace, Praise God!

We had several water issues upon arriving home, and after getting a repair guy to come, we discovered the problem was worse than we thought, so we had to have the whole house re-plumbed. 

All the repairs are finally finished with our van from the accident we had in February last year. We were able to get all the taxes, inspections and legal things required! We are so thankful to God for His provision and thank you so much for your gifts that allowed us the financial ability to take care of all of these issue quickly!
We've had difficulty obtaining Frances' Thai visa; we still have been unable to get it, and most likely we will have to leave the country and upon re-entry to Thailand, get her visa. 

A few visitors have come to see us which has been a sweet gift in the chaos! 

Some new developments, Chris' private language lessons were not reliable and challenging enough, but it was really our only option. But after getting back, a new school for teaching Thai had opened up, so Chris went to check it out! It is exactly what we were hoping for, now Chris is able to do language 5 days a week! 

The girls and I are learning Thai at a much slower pace, but steadily moving forward while also maintaining their academics. Addie has begun her new third grade curriculum we were able to purchase while in the states! Emma is starting first grade and Dorothy Mae is beginning to learn her English/Thai letters! 

some of the moments...

from our highlight reel!

We celebrated Frannie's first birthday!  It's so hard to believe she has grown so much, and at age 1, she's a world traveler! She now has 6 teeth, and is walking like a pro! 
We've been able to connect with some friends who are working among the Isaan people in other provinces of Thailand. Also, we had a sweet friend come stay with us! 

Partnership...

  • Update on the trip to Sri Lanka in Oct. It has been postponed, and as more info. develops we will keep you updated. 
  • An area you can give is for language school. The monthly rate is $150. 
  • Pray for grasping the language, quickly and effectively. 
  • Pray for favor at the immigration office, we've faced lots of challenges with our visas. 
  • Pray for our family as we continue to settle into all the changes of being back in Thailand!
We cannot thank you enough for your partnership in prayer, and support financially! Thank you for sewing into us, as well as into God's Kingdom being furthered in Thailand! 

We love you! 
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