During this season I (Lilly) have been so blessed to be able to spend time at home with Oli, we’ve worked through eating issues, reflux and are now quickly on our way to his first tooth. He is gaining weight like a champ, smiling at everyone he meets and in 4 days will be 6 months old! Raising our family on the mission field has always been important to us and it’s so exciting to see Oli already loving this life. I’m so thankful for the grace of our co-workers and supporters, allowing me the freedom to be Mom right now. While there is still admin & logistical work I’m involved in, a lot of it is done from my kitchen table with Oli right next to me.
Meanwhile Joe has been all over the place. Driving expeditions to and from remote locations, fixing vehicles, managing an ever growing missions base and this week preparing to teach classes on 4×4 driving, vehicle mechanics and bush driving. Two weeks ago he put on his fancy suit and preached at a graduation in town as “Pastor Joe”, while Monday found him in his old work clothes finding parts for a water pump to test a freshly drilled well on a new property. He’s (thankfully) in his element in the middle of chaos and his love for the team will change his plans and schedule as he meets new logistical demands daily.