In January, Leah's grandmother, Clara Zuener passed away and we weren't able to go home to be with family. We have lost family members, friends and mentors this year.
We were asked to step down from the Management Team of ACM in February while at a retreat in Kenya.
We have been through three verification processes for our organization and our work and residence permits here in Tanzania which have been mentally, emotionally and financially draining.
We have seen very little progress in the "soil" in our area, even as we continue to pray and meet with people, while at the same time the discipleship in Arusha is flourishing.
It has been a discouraging year overall, and we are looking forward to this year being over!
With Thanksgiving approaching, I am encouraged to thank God for those things this year that we may have taken for granted.
For our health
For our family, both those living and those who have gone before us
For our supporters
For food, clothing, water, shelter
For our safety
Thank you, Lord, for your blessings!