Our son received an email from home this week. I’m so proud of the way he responded to it and feel led to share it with you (with his permission, of course!).
I am writing you back. My answers to your questions are in blue below next to your questions.
Do you have pets?
I have/had a dog and a gecko. They are staying with friends back in NY. We are hopefully going to get a dog when we move to Germany and get settled. ( I am hoping for a pug🐶)
We are going on outreach as a family to India for one month and Germany for one month. I am in a small missions school right now with other kids that are also going on outreach to different places around the world. These kids are not just from the U.S, but from different countries like Norway, Germany, South Africa & Austria. There are also a couple of people from the U.S. Our family is planning to move to Germany, after outreach unless the Lord calls somewhere else. We are following God’s call on our lives.
What is the weather like where you are?
Right now, in the countries we are visiting we have lots of warm weather and sunshine😎😎😎 (Sorry I got carried away with those sunglasses emojis)
We have been praying for you since 2/14/16. We are praying for you for 2 weeks.
We are praying that you have enough financial supporters and supplies that you need.
Do you have any public prayer requests we may share with our Awana club?
You can pray for protection for our family while we are in Germany. Pray for the refugees in Germany and also for the government too.🇩🇪
Pray for the teams health and for outreach finances. Pray also for all the travel we do and protection while we travel. We are traveling with I think about 40 adults and 19 kids. This is a lot.
For a different Awana section we have questions about what life is like to be
a misionary’s child. Is it different for boys and girls?
No not really. But it IS different for kids and adults.
What have you done or will you do in the future on the mission field?
In India, we like to go to a small corner store next to our house for snacks (well it is more of a small building, but not like Stewart’s in NY)
We also have no Internet connection at the team house we stay at, but we can walk to a small Internet cafe to check our email.
We like to play card games. We also occasionally play chess.
I sleep in a bunk bed on the mission field and help do chores. I eat meals with my family and with our team in the cafeteria or shared community room. We are like a big family!
Who the child serves for (as in Specific Community or ages) and responsibilities?
In India the team does VBS (vacation bible school) with village kids. We do fun activities with the kids there and teach them about Jesus.
Here in Hawaii, I do community outreach every Tuesday after school with my class to an adult living home. We pray with the people and do arts and crafts. On Wednesdays after school, we go with the other families to the community here in Kona to walk downtown and pray and tell anybody who will listen about how much Jesus loves them. We also pray that Jesus will heal them if they’re sick at all. We learn about evangelism (telling people about Jesus) in school and them get to practice it this way. When we leave for outreach after Easter and go to India and Germany, we do this kind of stuff almost everyday. But I still have to do my homeschool too. 😏😩😁
Any unusual stories to share with group about the culture you serve?
Well, there are cows everywhere in India. They just roam the streets free (the Hindus there think they are their ancestors)🐮🐮🐮. There are also monkeys in certain villages🐒
I’ve never been to Germany, but I will know more about it after this outreach in May. I will come home on short break (called a furlough) to NY in July this summer. I am looking forward to that! Maybe I can tell you more about Germany then!
Thank you for sending me this message. It has blessed me to write the answers to your questions and to know that you are praying for us.
p.s. I was in TNT just like you! And I was also a Cubby and Sparky!