On Monday we will start our sixth and final unit of language. This is both exciting and terrifying! We are both ready to move to Jakarta and start our "official" ministry there. Wes has been without a job for about 3 months too long, we both need to him to be working on something! Although language could be a full time job it lacks the accomplishment feeling that men need.
How am I doing with language you ask? Well on some days I feel like a rockstar who can understand and reply to everything people throw at me. But then there are those days, which are more frequent, that I wonder if these people are even speaking the language that I have been studying for the past six months. I will say that I am at a point where I can at least describe what I am thinking, in a very roundabout way.
For one week in June we had the privilege (and obligation) of attending the annual field forum for the workers in Indonesia. We even had the president of the CMA and the VP of IM attending. It was so great to get to know the workers which we are here to serve and hear their amazing stories of how our King has worked.
|Almost all of the Toccoa grads in Indonesia|
We have had the last two weeks off of school for summer break. One neat thing that we did was make pottery. There is an org here started by Indonesians that teaches people with handicaps, mostly deaf, how to make pottery, paper, batik, and carvings. These are the people that taught us! It seemed mostly normal to be communicating with hand gestures and facial expressions. We had a great time and hope to do it again!
I am thrilled that I am able to go home for my big brothers wedding in August! I have yet to meet his bride to be, but inside sources say she is a "gem". I am overwhelmed with joy for him and cannot wait to be there to celebrate! Wes and I hope to be moved into our new Jakarta home before I board the plane to America. This will have to be done between our final evaluation on August 8 and when I leave on August 11! Should be an exciting couple of days! While I am in the States, Wes will start his training with Larry in the office.
Current book that I am reading: One Thousand Gifts by