Update: October 2007
Here we are, in October of 2007. I will post what's been going on these past few months in the weeks to come. As far as what's been going on now:
Issac turns 1 Tuesday! We're having a party poolside here at our apartment. It's amazing to wonder at the fact that he's already that old! It wasn't that long ago that he was just the tiniest little critter one could ever hold in their hands. He's already walking - in fact, he took his first steps on September 11, of all days! He is so cute!
Judah looks like a kindergarten student! He is as tall as many of the young students running around the campus I teach at. Judah is currently enrolled in the Nursery (we'd call it preschool) program here in Jakarta. He's talking quite a bit; much of it's English, sometimes Indonesian, and other times it's "Judarish," where he's just making the sound up. :)
Mimi and I are teaching! Which is why I couldn't post about it for the first few months. Here, we have to worry about visas and such, and if the occupation on my visa doesn't match the one I'm doing, then it causes big issues. We had to wait for all the paperwork to be sorted out and propperly documented before we could openly talk about it (like here on this blog).
Mimi is teaching music, and I'm teaching English. its fun; I'm teaching the same curriculum I grew up using in Broken Arrow Public Schools. I'm taking care of both 2nd and 5th graders - about 120 students. It can be quite interesting at times, switching between the grades, though! You have to teach at completely different levels!
I'm taking college courses! I'm continuing my educational career, taking some courses at TCC at the time being. I can take them all online - all the essays, quizes, classroom discussion can be done from thousands of miles away! Please be in prayer about that! I'm already a week in, and my books have still not arrived. I'm making do for now, pulling info off the internet, but it would be so much better to have the same materials the rest of the class has. Its like eating dinner without your silverware. You can get the job done, but its a pretty messy process!
That's the news to date. I'll talk more about what else has gone on, and what ministries we are doing in later posts. Hopefully, I will have a few photos posted as well. See you all soon!