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April 11, 2013

Time has flown in spite of all the studying we have been doing. When we were younger, it seemed like the school day would never end, but here class time goes fast.

We (David and Jennifer) spend our mornings studying with our “nurturer” and then go home to study for a while before going out again to practice speaking with the people we see in stores, in markets and on the street. Learning a language is mentally, physically and sometimes emotionally exhausting, and we enjoy going home at night to recuperate.

As learners of a language that has no written form, we feel truly blessed to attend our school. However, there are some prayer concerns. At present, the school has only two teachers. This limits the number of students who can attend classes. One of the teachers has major health issues and needs to work less, but he feels unable to lessen his load because of the number of students. Both teachers would like to work more with believers who need to be discipled and mentored. Please pray that more teachers who are believers will be found. Also pray that the health of the teachers we do have will be good and that they will be wise in use of their time and energy.

The last few months we have become better acquainted with a man who makes churros (like doughnuts) and a group of traditional weavers. Please pray that we will have opportunities to share the good news with these people and that we will be bold and not fearful as we speak, using the language we have learned. Pray that our eyes will be opened to the people who are seeking the Way and that their hearts will be softened and open to the Truth.

David and Jennifer
Northern Africa and the Middle East

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