Happy Labor Day to all my American Readers.
I’m still on my blogging break for the rest of this week. But I wanted to announce that today is the first day of school! After two months of working to get things in order, we are as ready as we will ever be. Late Friday afternoon we were informed that our Gym teacher has Dengue Fever and will likely be out for a month! But this time I did not panic. I knew God could and would get this one. He had just the week before with the new 2nd grade teacher- so He could do it again. And he did.
I happen to be married to a sports fanatic who took extra gym classes in his senior year of high school just because he loved gym so much. I casually mentioned the vacancy to him and wondered out loud if he would be interested in subbing for the sick gym teacher. He said “let me think about it,” but then immediately started quizing our children about what games they like to play in gym. The next morning he asked for the schedule and started planning his activities! (Not every school is lucky enough to be able to say that their Vice Principal is married to their Gym Teacher.) I think he’s secretly bursting with fruit flavor on the inside at the chance to teach his favorite subject… but he’s going to be tired at the end of the day! I just know it!
So there are two things for you to pray about today, maybe three. First off, pray for our kids who go back to school today. The girls are giddy with excitement, the boy is resigned but unenthusiastic. It’s his Senior year and there’s only one other kid in his grade. I want him to have great last year where he really challenges himself and feels the reward of accomplishment. (That’s what you get when your mother is a teacher by nature, motivational speeches on the first day of school.)
Second prayer request is of course for our sick teacher. Dengue is terribly painful, I know! The Doctor once thought I had Dengue, but it wasn’t that. It was just the worst flu I’ve had in… forever. But not Dengue.
Finally, my husband has already started making phone calls to pastors back in the United States to book church services for our upcoming year of furrlough in the summer of 2014. With him teaching at the school this month, the calls won’t be made. Yet our Miracle Working God knows what we need even before we ask for it. He can provide a way for the calendar to get filled with services. He can inspire pastors to contact us as we keep our shoulder to the grind stone here in Costa Rica. He can do this. So pray with us that miraculously we would still get services booked this month.
So I’m off to school with my whole family in tow today. Pray for us and for our needs. And may God bless you as well.
P.S. I’m still on my blogging break. You didn’t really see anything here. I’m not really blogging. Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.