I am blessed, aren't I?
It's good for me to remind myself of what really is important in life.
Update from the last post:
The power is still off. And in talking to the power company yesterday, it doesn't look incredibly hopeful that we will see it very soon. The transformer for our neighborhood seems to be un-fixable and the power company doesn't have money to replace it. We are discussing options like buying a generator or moving out early [instead of March, which was our original plan, since renovations need to be done on the house]. We are in conversation with our landlord. The truth is that no matter how much we work on our attitude about this situation, if it's going to be long-term, we have to do something about it. We can't do our ministry this way, and we can't function as a family when Gil can't sleep at home! We're not living a simple, slow-paced village life where we are able to get by without electricity. Our life and ministry depends on it--much like it would if we were living in the States. So we would appreciate your prayers, that God would show us the right course of action--while still granting us joy and perseverance as well!