Today, we are thankful for: New Missionaries!
When we get back to the Philippines, there will be several new missionaries already there, ready to start Culture and Language study.
We know what it's like to head off to a foreign country for the first time...or the first time with kids, and we know it's not easy.
So, as we look forward to working with our new folks, we are excited and thankful that they are willing to say goodbye to family and friends for the sake of the Gospel.
Learning a new language and culture is exciting, excruciating, and as it slowly happens, exhilarating.
We are thankful for those who are coming to be a part, and we are praying that through the excruciating times of foreign ministry, the exhilaration won't be far behind.
There's nothing easy about this job they are taking on...and there is nothing more worthwhile!