On the heels of the guys from Clinton, we received a work team from the Argentine churches to plant more trees around the property. We were able to plant a couple of hundred trees in a matter of just a few hours. As is customary, we also enjoyed an asado (grilled meat) and had plenty of mate (an herbal tea) to share. We praise God for the many churches that come together to help advance the camp and conference ministry.
We have much work left to do before we can open camp. If you would like to be a part of a work team, please let us know!
One of the greatest challenges for us has been adjusting to the language and playing with friends that we really don’t understand. It is a blessing to be able to understand so much more now, but we still use a lot of hand signals. We are participating in some community activities such as gymnastics, volleyball and soccer, which also helps to make new friends.
Hannah and Jaimie are continuing to have piano lessons as well as guitar. They are now able to play during the church services. They were taking turns because we just had one guitar, but someone in the church gave us another guitar so they can play at the same time.
We recently had Grandma Morrell, Aunt Sherrie and our cousin Daniel for a visit. It was so nice to be able to visit with some family after several months of being away from home. They brought a lot of supplies that their churches and Christian school provided for us. It was like having Christmas all over again! We are thankful for all that God provided through them!