Old dogs and new tricks

Dear Friends,
As I check my last entry, I realize that it has been more than a week since I my last update; I do apologize. Time passed quickly and I didn’t even realize it; there’s a sermon in there somewhere!
Tim and I have really been concentrating on getting back into our Swahili lessons; we have a computer program that we are using. We have definitely gotten rusty and forgotten some of what we knew before; so we are trying to faithfully do some work on it every day. The old saying, “use it or lose it” definitely applies to language skills! I am finding that the older I get the harder it is to make things “stick” in my memory. Please pray for us as we endeavor to learn more of the Swahili language so that we can better communicate with our Tanzanian friends this next term.
Last weekend we were in northwest Kansas at two different churches; we had good services and enjoyed the fellowship and hospitality of our two host pastors. We were also able to stop in for a brief visit with another Kansas pastor who took us on for support without ever personally speaking with us; we communicated via email. It would be great if everyone was as quick to respond to our request for support as this pastor.
He indicated that they were getting ready to start building a new church and he wanted God’s blessing upon them and felt that one way to guarantee that was to be a mission’s giving church; he has learned that God blesses those churches/individuals who have a heart for missions.
We have now reached the 70% mark for our monthly support; please pray that the final 30% comes in quickly.
Be blessed today!
Joyce

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