Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hello Everyone...

Sorry it has been a while. I've been keeping very busy with school, and I am really enjoying it. Our container is now in Africa...hopefully it gets to Mbarara soon.

Garrett, Jake, and I have joined our Bible institute. I'll be taking two classes (Church History&1,2,3rd John and Jude). My teachers are Bro. Jeff Bassett and my Daddy.

Mom and Dad went to Kampala again this weekend. They picked up one of the most important essentials to surviving in Africa. A 3kilo. bar of Chocolate. Yummy :)

16 days in counting till Katie and Andrea are here. We are so excited! Hopefully for their sakes we will have the container in and the furniture in before they get here. (lol so on Katie and Andrea's behalf PRAY! haha)

We are slowly picking up on the language. Makes you so thankful for the English language. Runyankora is a little more limited ( for instance the word for today and the word for right now are the same word).

We love you guys and miss you,

Keep praying. The Lord is working.

Kristen Noel Tracht

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hey Everyone :)

These next few months are going to be very busy and very exciting. My sister Katie will be coming out here for the summer. Also a friend of mine, Anna Houston, and her father will be coming out shortly after that.

It's surprising how easy is actually has been adjusting. The pace of life is much slower here than in america. It was funny though, last night after family devotions we were all laughing about the different foods and things we miss from the states. It will be so nice when our container comes in. Ha Ha it's like waiting for Christmas to come...just not knowing when Christmas is...

This week on visitation I had 3 great conversations with people concerning salvation. It was so funny how it worked out too. I was getting a little discouraged about the language barrier and all, and I started to grumble to God about it. Right then a man came up to me and started asking me some very good questions in very good English concerning what I believe. It just seemed right after he left another person came up and did the same and then another. It was a great encouragement to me! God is so good.

Before coming to Africa, what I most looked forward to was seeing how Tori, Trent, and Scott reacted to everything. And it has been so fun. Nothing seems to faze them!

Trent has gathered quite the bug collection. After stepping on one too many crickets though we all insist that he keeps them outside.

We also have a new missionary family that just recently moved out here. (the Huckabys) Pray for them as they are hoping to move into their house sometime this week.

Thanks so much for all your prayers! God has been so good!

Kristen Tracht