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Christmas at the Lind’s

December 30, 2013

I unexpectedly took a month-long hiatus from blogging, apparently.  Let’s not let that happen again.  Or maybe no one noticed.

Our Christmas was a really great time with family.  We hosted Matthew’s mum and his sister and her family also joined us to round out a family-focused Christmas.  It was festive and fun to watch the cousins run around and play together.  My (Lisa’s) parents surprised us by coming into town on Christmas Day and we got to spend a bonus three days with them after Matthew’s family headed home.  Over all, good times.

We’ve been busy getting to know Axel, working on the house (Matthew, mostly), finishing the leadership training, and working harder at ministry partnership – where we build our support team to be able to return to DR Congo as soon as possible, but always in God’s timing.  Our next official MAF training module is at the end of January, so between now and then we will be busy working on the above list.

Axel continues to grow well.  Today was our last midwife appointment, since he is seven weeks tomorrow(!!!), and he is already 10lb 12oz!  That slow start is a long ago memory.

I have been busy posting pictures to Facebook, but I realize that doesn’t help many of you…so here are a few from the real camera to sum up our last few weeks.

Amelia loves her little brother!  She calls him "My Axel"

Amelia loves her little brother! She calls him “My Axel”

Axel LOVES the bath - this is an understatement

Axel LOVES the bath – this is an understatement

Seeing a nearby city lights display

Seeing a nearby city lights display

Cousins (and one auntie) on Christmas

Cousins (and one auntie) on Christmas

Amelia and Grandpa & Grandma's new puppy, Kody.  Kody is just three months old...and already bigger than Amelia!

Amelia and Grandpa & Grandma’s new puppy, Kody. Kody is just three months old…and already bigger than Amelia!

So, as we enter the new year, please remember us in prayer – and let us know you’re praying for us!  We have a busy time ahead in 2014: training, language school in a new country, and moving back to DRC, Lord willing!  As you budget yourself for next year, please consider adding a monthly donation to our ministry to our team.  Just a little bit each month to support us spreading the love of Jesus Christ in a dark place.

Also, a bit of house cleaning, if you’d like to be receiving our [new] weekly prayer updates, send us your email address.  If you’d like to receive our prayer letter, with a new one coming in January, make sure we have either your email or post address!  A new look is coming for the new year…stay tuned!

One Comment leave one →
  1. tifken permalink
    January 1, 2014 0829

    we missed you 🙂 and we are thankful for pictures!!

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