I just realized that I haven’t told you guys yet (though Christie’s posted on her blog) that we went to see a doctor in Dar es Salaam. They did her 22-week ultrasound scans, and we found that we are having a baby girl and that she is healthy, and everything is progressing well. You’ll also be happy to know that her pregnancy is now clearly visible.
We have two weeks left in language school, and we’re really happy with where we are at this point. We have a very good understanding of Swahili grammar, and a pretty good vocabulary to go with it. We are not close to fluent yet, but can say (in some manner or another) most anything we would need to say — as long as the listener is patient. I don’t think it will take too long for us to become comfortable with the language once we’re settled in Geita. It’s difficult to find English speakers there…
We will go directly from language school to Rwanda for a conference there on Church Planting Movements. We’re meeting the rest of our team there, as well as missionaries and church leaders from all over Africa. It will be a good time both of learning and reunion.
- for our daughter and for Christie in her pregnancy
- for our teammates’ pregnancies — the Georges and the McNeals
- for our language acquisition
- for safe travels after language school
- for a smooth transition to life in Geita — relationships, housing, etc