"We have so much to be thankful for.

As we celebrated Thanksgiving this last month, I was able to reflect on all the amazing things I have to be thankful for. I’m thankful for the many friends God has given me here, the second family he has given me here, the amount of language he has allowed me to learn this year, getting to play a lot of basketball, getting to live and learn a new culture, and for all of you lifting me up and remembering me during my time here. These are just a few from the last year. Hopefully you'll be able to have a blessed Thanksgiving also.

November was a pretty routine month without a lot of different events going on. School has continued to progress and my language has made some great strides over the last 3 months. We have taught some of our friends Settlers of Catan so we can now play with them which happens almost every week now. The Father has continued to provide us with many opportunities to spend time with our friends and share good news. One of our biggest events was a student Thanksgiving party. It was a great time, see the picture above. We couldn’t believe it but we had more guys come that girls. It was a Thanksgiving day miracle!

December looks to be an exciting month, of course, with Christmas coming and the school semester ending. I will also be doing some vacationing for Christmas and New Years to escape the bitter cold that is on it’s way. I am excited and thankful for this opportunity.

Some things to remember and lift up for us.

1. To use our time during the Christmas season wisely. It is a great season to share our lives and good news with our friends.

2. Lift us up as we finish out the semester and prepare for next semester.

3. Ask for opportunities to share the good news, wisdom and seeing the opportunities, and boldness to share when they come.

I hope all of you are doing well."