As you can see in the top two pictures, we enjoyed celebrating Pamala’s birthday a couple weeks ago. We were even able to pull off a surprise party for her during the SHARE conference where good friends whom we don’t get to see often could be there!
Speaking of SHARE, we had a great week as we always do at this annual Family Education Conference. The other picture above is of the SHARE children’s program at the end where the kids sang several songs. Ariela is dressed as a Roman soldier to go along with the week’s unit study on ancient Rome (she and Daniel are in the picture, just a bit hard to pick out).
And, speaking of education, we have a big prayer request. After prayer and considering all the options, we have applied for Kirsten to attend Black Forest Academy (BFA) in Kandern, Germany. This is a missionary boarding school and she would like to go there as of September 2019 for her sophomore year (10th grade).This would be a big step for all of us–we have home schooled the kids on the mission field so this would be the first time for us to do boarding school. It would also be challenging financially since the cost is over $15,000 per year, which we certainly don’t have in our budget.
However, since we live in a small town in Croatia where there are no other MKs, we feel that for Kirsten to bloom spiritually and socially, an international Christian school like BFA would be very beneficial.
We have turned in the paperwork which BFA urged us to do quickly since the dorms are filling up. So here are the prayer requests:
1) That if the Lord wills, Kirsten will be accepted to attend BFA.
2) That the Lord will provide the $15,000+ to cover the costs to do this.
3) That whatever happens, the Lord will provide for Kirsten’s spiritual and social needs, for His glory and her good.
It is so nice to know that you all are there, praying for us. I’m relieved that I can send these prayer requests to you and know you will be praying.
We’ll let you know how the Lord answers.