|Eli preaching in a refugee camp church|
The month of March has been really full. Not only has God set a lot before us, but due to the hot season, it's taken a lot of perseverance to push through, knowing each and every detail is part of what God is calling us to in this season. We can't believe we've only been in Adjumani for 3 months - we are already so at home and getting to be involved in so many things.
|The boys tried to play with kids after church|
|Eli meeting with church leaders|
|Our silly but wonderful boys|
|We are thankful for fun family evenings|
|Joshua is trying to show you how big this rooster's crest is!|
Joshua is proud of his chickens. We have about 16 and the hens have started laying eggs. Joshua triumphantly brings them in every day and is always eager to show me how much bigger they're getting.
Speaking of getting bigger every day - our youngest sure is growing up fast! He will be one year old in just a few weeks and we can't believe it's almost been a full year that he's added so much joy to our family. Carson goes by "John" or "Johnny" in our community which is his middle name. For some reason they can't say Carson. He is beloved and his favorite time of the day is when we go out after his afternoon nap to visit our neighbors. He loves to watch the cows come home in the evenings and growls instead of moos back at them.
|Bethany with neighbor friends in our front yard|
While Eli is busy running from refugee camp to refugee camp and organizing different theological education groups, my ministry is on the home front. After school is done for the day I have loved getting to know our neighbors and trying to learn the tribal language here called Madi. The most encouraging fruit I've seen of these relationships was a few weeks ago when my friend Scovia (pictured on the left in the above photo) chose to follow Jesus. Now begins the discipleship process of helping her get plugged into a church, reading her Bible, learning how to talk to God, etc.
|Evan turned 13 this month!|
|Games at Evan's party|
|Handing out birthday cake|
|Teammates came to visit|
|Guess who else came to visit? Grandparents!!!|
My parents who live on the opposite side of Uganda, traveled for 2 days to come see how we live and see our new home. They were rock stars in the heat. Mom went around with me meeting all our neighbors and Dad tagged along with Eli on his busiest day of the week.
|After an evening stroll|