Please pray for us to find a TV. Really. We came here knowing the house we were going to rent was furnished but did not have a TV, but I really felt like we could trust God to provide us with an opportunity to find an inexpensive TV. We even brought our Wii game system, believing we would find a TV. Nate loves the Wii, and right before we left he got two new games that he really enjoys. So, ever since we got here he has been waiting to play his new games again. He has been begging me to go get a TV. However, new TV's for sale here are very expensive- Mike says you would have to spend $500. That's out of the question!
For Nate, the honeymoon of being in Rwanda seems to be over. He asks everyday why we're not going back to America, and when he prays he says "I like to go back to America". I think having his Wii operational would actually make a big difference to him.
Nate's two week "trial" period at the school is over now & they have told us that they are just unable to meet his needs. He requires too much supervision & attention (constant, basically). I brought a few homeschool resources with us for teaching writing and reading, plus I put out a request to the ladies in the Bible study I attend and received several items from them. It really is a difficult task to get him to focus on his studies & actually try. Plus I think he's bored just being at home. Please pray for me: I don't know how to homeschool him, but it's the only option he has right now. The school has offered to let him come in, with me staying as his helper, for two mornings a week. So, hopefully we will begin that soon. Nate misses the friends he made during his two weeks there.
KaLia has joined the band program at school and will be playing the flute. The band instructor had some instruments available for rental, so for now we are renting a flute for her. KaLia's birthday is this Friday (12 years old) and she has invited some friends from school to join her at a local pool to celebrate. Now I just have to find some baking chocolate so I can make her a cake! Or maybe it will be a banana cake!
Friday is also the day we may be going to look at some rabbits (to raise).
In the last several months Mike has learned a lot about exercise and it is his intention to lead some exercises classes while we are here (he brought donated exercise bands with him for this purpose). He has started one in our home, and so far we have one other missionary coming a few times a week. I think soon he will open up another day time class & hope for more participation. Sometimes Nate even participates, as you can see in this picture here...
Thank you for your prayers for us & we pray you are living in the fullness of all that God has for you!
P.S. please pray for our rental house back in the US to be back in the condition to be rented soon & for God to provide renters for it quickly (our last renters just moved out but did not leave the place as they found it - to say the least...)