Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sawyer Update

I just want to give an update on Sawyer. Many of you know that he needs some extra help with his speech and I'm happy to say that he has been approved for speech therapy in our home. This is really a blessing! We've been praying for wisdom with helping him with his speech. He does attend Macedonian preschool so he hears Macedonian for half of the day and English the other half. God has been very good to encourage me this week with Sawyer's developments. One morning he very clearly told me to "have a good day" when I dropped him off at school:) One thing we've been practicing are shapes. He was eating potato chips and pointed out to me that one looked like a heart. Also he is getting a Mickey Mouse stamp on his hand at school regularly for good behavior. His teachers keep saying that he has great manners, which is really surprising to me!:) The teachers are reporting that he is eating his manja (hot lunch) better! Just want to share my joys with you all!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Thank you Mill Shoal!

Thank you Mill Shoal Baptist Church for your very generous packages! We were SO encouraged and excited to receive all the goodies! I have already been able to make corn casserole and M&M cookies with some of the ingredients:) Our language instructor thanks you too because corn casserole is her favorite American dish!

Monday, October 13, 2008


We're back home now in Macedonia. We traveled to Prague, Czech Republic last week for meetings. It was a great time! I, Jill, even went to, yes, we were very spoiled for a few days:) The most adventurous part of the trip was that we drove all the way to Prague from Macedonia! Sawyer was great (most of the time) as we drove through Serbia, Hungary, and Slovakia to reach Czech Republic. We're very thankful for his portable DVD player:)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Fall is Here

Fall weather is here in Macedonia and it feels great! Even though the temperatures are very comfortable in Skopje, when driving to Ohrid this week, we saw that the tallest mountains are already snow capped! They are SO beautiful so I want to share some pictures with you from our drive. We had an excellent visit in Ohrid and we look forward to visiting our friends there many more times. We also stopped on the side of the road to buy some apples and honey.