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The Lindians: An Update

February 19, 2014

I really have no excuse for not blogging lately.  Sorry.  Maybe three sick kiddos is a good excuse?

We finished our two week Ministry Partnership Seminar and enjoyed those two weeks getting to know our newest MAF missionary families, as well as being reenergized to raise the last part of our ministry support.

Last week, Matthew began his last three weeks of training (no wife required to attend!).  This time, he’s auditing the yearly seminars for the Chief Pilots, Chiefs of Maintenance and Instructor Pilots.  Since Matthew is not a pilot or mechanic, this purpose is to get to know more of the ins-and-outs of being a program manager.  Plus, it’s a neat time to get to know some of the other people from MAF bases from all over the world.

IP Training Photo by Nick Frey

IP Training
Photo by Nick Frey

Added later...Matthew's afternoon was up in the air in one of these.  Poor guy.

Added later…Matthew’s afternoon was up in the air in one of these. Poor guy.

I have enjoyed the time being at home again and trying to get the sickness away from the little ones.  They cannot catch a break!  Even poor Axel has had a little cough and runny nose.  Levi and Amelia have been through more boxes of tissues than I ever thought possible.

We are pleased to have Nick Frey staying with us for these three weeks of training.  It’s been especially great to have his help as Matthew demolishes and rebuilds the upstairs bathroom in the house.  It was a half bath, and soon it will be a full bath, which meant installing plumbing, wiring, ventilation, and, of course, a tub/shower, new sink, new floor (the original hardwood already had damage and mold), new wall…you know, a little work here and there.  But oh the investment of adding a whole bath!  Plus, it’ll be the first time in our whole marriage that we will have an en suite bathroom.  Weird.

Levi is now reading, though words over five letters tend to be a bit challenging.  This is really exciting, at just 4.5 years old, but I’ve realized it doesn’t come without new challenges.  Like how he wants to read EVERYTHING.  ALL. THE. TIME.  Ah well, reading is awesome.

Amelia is still two.  I think that about sums it up, if you get my drift.  Pray for us.

Axel is growing like crazy and is pretty much the easiest baby of all time.  He is so chill about life, yet so alert and interactive.  He’s doing well, though I wish he would sleep for a longer stretch, he still keeps it simple by waking, eating, and going back to sleep on his own…three times a night, sometimes.  He’s cute, though.

Meanwhile, we are looking ahead to an upcoming MP trip back over to Washington to expand our ministry support team.  If you are there and would like to get together, meet Axel, and catch up, we’d love to see you – shoot us an email!

Please continue to pray for us (have you been receiving our weekly updates?) and please pray about whether you are called to join our ministry team.  We’re currently at 65% monthly support!

Oh, and soon, if we have your mailing address on file, you should be getting a new prayer card featuring THIS adorable photo!  I love it!



One Comment leave one →
  1. tifken permalink
    February 23, 2014 0829

    Great picture–we love it too and it was fun to read your updates…the one on Amelia made us laugh. And we still laugh a lot over the hard to eat tortillas 🙂 hope you laugh about that too 🙂

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