Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Stateside 2018

Hi all! We thought we would give you a little update on how we have been doing stateside since arriving at the end of February.
Jeremiah has gone to several doctors appointments concerning his on going health issues. In additions to the h pylori, typhoid, eroded esophagus he was previously diagnosed with they found that he also had c diff. After taking a few rounds of  strong antibiotics the nausea, dry heaving, etc stopped for about a month. He is better than what he was but is still scheduling appointments for further treatment. 
When we arrived in the states several people gave household items and a vehicle so we had everything we needed to settle down in the states for 6 months. Praise God for His provision through His people!

There was an unusual amount of snow when we came and we believe it was because the children were praying for it. :) It was the first time Jonathan and Carys saw snow. They all had a lot of fun playing in it.

Shortly after arriving we were able to meet up with our old co workers in Cameroon, Brian and Jael Harris, for their daughter Zeal's birthday. It was encouraging seeing them and how the Lord is working in their lives.

Hannah has been enjoying helping out a young mother in the Church with her twins. She absolutely loves it!

It's been nice getting my cup filled and overflowing with different Bible studies.

Jeremiah always enjoys cooking for others and is a great host! Come on out and we'll feed you! 

He has also been busy studying for a test to become a NSCA Certified Personal Trainer. This will help him be more effective in the gym ministry in Cameroon if we are able to go back.

Carys loves having her daddy as her soccer coach. 

Having the kids in soccer has been a good tool for learning how to be team players and develop other character traits. They have learned to win & lose gracefully and have had fun improving their soccer skills. 

We have had much joy spending time with other Christian families such as the Osebreh's next door and the Reijgers who traveled from North Carolina.

And also the Keikkala's who flew from Oregon and brought much encouragement. We are blessed to have such loved ones to encourage and motivate us.

Meanwhile back home in Cameroon the ministry moves forward. Home assemblies are held at our house. Abel is doing a great job leading these. 

The school is able to run most days in spite of continued troubles in Cameroon.

It's comforting knowing the kids are in good hands.

Please keep Jeremiah's health in prayers, that he can continue to improve and be well. Also please pray for their to be peace in Cameroon. Things seem to be getting more and more volatile. Many homes have been destroyed, people are being killed, an losing so much. We hope to be able to help with some projects to alleviate the suffering, even while we are here, but pray for a lasting solution to the crisis.

Finally, thank you all so much! We are overwhelmed with the love and support that has been shown to us and words cannot fully express our gratitude toward you, but we thank you and pray God continues to bless you.