Saturday, November 30, 2019

A List of Thanksgiving

We had a wonderful time of Thanksgiving lunch fellowship yesterday with friends from Eunice's speech and debate club. Besides the sumptuous array of food (turkey, ham, chocolate turtle cheesecake, pumpkin pie, etc), we also enjoyed the conversation, the short hike around the neighborhood and opinions about American politics! We are truly the recipients of refreshing Christian hospitality, for this we are grateful (especially after a sustained period of studies and paper preparation!).

Since landing in Charlotte on July 12, we certainly have a lot to be thankful for:
  1. Friendship with Tommy Fuller who helped us to settle down in the first two weeks.
  2. The band of brothers from Uptown Church who helped us with the move (heavy duty lifting up to the apartment). Also, for the gifts of household items and furniture to get us started.
  3. The flexibility provided by RTS in allowing for my wife to audit the classes - it is such a wonderful blessing to have her as my classmate!
  4. Eunice was really diligent in her preparation for SAT exam here in the US. Praise God for her good scores.
  5. Opportunity to meet up with Eliza and connecting with her friends at Asbury University.
  6. We have a car on loan to us for use till March next year.
  7. Men/women mentoring groups at Uptown Church for my wife and I.
  8. Uptown Church women bible study group for my wife.
  9. A like-minded speech and debate student community for Eunice. 
  10. Opportunity for a corporate training program in KL. I now have one online coaching client.
  11. Learning community and culture in RTS - have helped deepen my love for Word of God and the God of the Word.
  12. Studying here in the US together with the family is fun! Can't imagine having to attend seminary on my own. The presence of my wife and daughter here is precious!
Please pray for us
I am now in the final two seeks of the Fall semester - that means paper submissions, reading assignments and exams! Feel like running in the last leg of the marathon, tired but looking forward to crossing the finishing line. Please pray for endurance, good health (lost my voice a week ago) and a sound mind.

We will be doing a few campus visits with Eunice next month. Do pray for wisdom in selecting the right university for her to attend next year. 

Thank you for partnering with us in this journey of joy.

Joseph, Debra & Eunice.

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