I must apologize for the many weeks that have passed since my last post. The first two weeks I was in town for a break time. I had internet access and fully intended to directly log into the blog and even post pictures, but I found myself even busier than I expected and never quite got to it. Since my return to the bush, I have not had email access. So, if you have emailed me and not gotten a reply, that is why. I am trying to get it fixed but haven't been successful yet.
At any rate, things here are going fairly well. As I mentioned, I, along with Tiffany, went into town for about ten days on a combination supply trip and vacation. It was nice to do our own shopping, make some internet purchases, and even skype our families. When we returned, the Smiths left for ten days for their vacation. Now we are finally all back in the bush and hard at work. Today started the 2nd week of the 2nd quarter of school.
Things seem to have settled down after the break-in last month. The court case was finally settled agreeably to everyone concerned. The village magistrates wrote a preventive order stating that anyone damaging mission property in the future will have an 18 month jail sentence. People think that that will be a large deterrent to any future incidents of this nature. Both Jeremiah and Jonathan have made things right with the Lord and want to make a public apology to the church. Jeff Owens, one of the other missionaries here, is meeting with them twice a week. Thank you for your prayers for them and please continue to uphold them.