February 2010 prayer letter
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It's been a couple of months since we sent out a prayer letter. We took some time off for the holidays and as we settled into our house for "home assignment". But we are still alive and well (no, we did not fall off the face of the earth). We're looking forward to catching up with those of you we haven't been able to see yet.
Everywhere we go, people have been exclaiming about the unusual weather we've had in Pennsylvania lately. All we can figure is that we must have brought it back with us from Burkina. :-) It has been a bit of an adjustment to deal with all of this snow and cold. But the boys have been enjoying it immensely.
Caleb just turned 4 years old on the 4th of February. He's going to preschool three mornings per week and seems to be adjusting well. Joel was quick to bond with his grandparents and aunts and uncles...but a little slower adjusting to all the new people that we've been seeing over the last few weeks. Since we are often giving presentations on Sunday mornings, it has been a challenge trying to help him feel comfortable going in the nursery. Florence just started attending a weekly women's Bible study and a MOPS group at our home church. The boys go with her and we are hoping that this added exposure will help Joel feel more comfortable more quickly.
We are fortunate that the majority of our support comes from friends and family in the central PA area where we live; so we have not had to do much traveling so far. But we do plan to do some traveling in May/June once the weather warms up. We had to take our web-site's calendar down temporarily due to some technical issues. In the meantime, for those of you who live in central PA, we're around and we're available, so look us up!
Dale, Florence, Caleb and Joel
"For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, so that no man may boast before God." (1 Corinthians 1:26-29)