August and Ramadan are coming to a close this next week. Eid (the holiday that follows Ramadan) will most likely be Tuesday through Thursday. School for Teresa, Winter and David will then start on Sept 3rd. Good news!! The school finally was able to sign the grant we needed for this year with USAID. We are all looking forward to school starting but have enjoyed this extra time to be at home and prepare before school starts. David has been busy building with legos and flying kites with the neighbor boy. Winter has already been to school twice for a Writer’s workshop and had her first violin lesson. She is enjoying some structure to her daily practice time but commented that her arm is a little sore due to how much she is playing. Teresa has been catching up with some of the ladies in our community and getting projects completed around the house as well as planning for her classes. She will have two days of meetings next week before Eid starts. Pray that Teresa will connect with her students and have a good start to her classes. She is a little nervous about teaching AP Calculus for the first time. Noel has been busy at work flying and fixing the airplanes. Next week he starts his performance review and will be having to take a written and oral test and then have a flying evaluation. Pray that he will do well on his review.
When we were home in the states, people were curious about many things about our life here. So in the next few weeks, I am going to try to answer a few of the common questions we heard. Coming soon: What does your home look like? and What is a Chaikidor? If you have a question you would like us to answer, just leave your question in the comments or email us. Also we have started a picture of the week. If you are not receiving this and would like to, let us know and we will add you to our list. It usually is sent out on Fridays.
I thought you would enjoy seeing some pictures of David’s creations. Notice he even has a runway (courtesy of his friend) with an airplane. Blessings, T