The next gift we would like to share with you is the blessing of school. We truly believe struggling through two years at the Sunset International Bible Institute was the hardest challenge we have ever endured. Each class usually involved lots of homework resulting in late nights and early mornings in the books and on the computers. SIBI is reported to be quite demanding when it comes to memory work and the number of papers that must be written. We can testify to this fact. John Sproul had told us to expect not milk, but steak and potatoes at Sunset – and expect to be fed with a fire hose. It wasn’t quite that bad. And we sure did enjoy the spiritual food. We are convinced we have grown from the experience. Thanks for sending us!
Now, we face a new challenge – language and culture – in a distant land. The Khmae language of the Cambodians and their culture are hurdles we are excited to embrace. It will take some time before we can converse openly and even longer before we can teach in language – all very frustrating for two fired-up, zealous missionaries eager to get on with the mission to carry the Good News of Jesus Christ to a people we have come to love. Pray for us old folks!