Saturday, December 6, 2008

Update

Dear Family and Friends,

Hello! I hope that you are well. Thank you for all of your prayers and support.

I apologize for the lack of new posts on my blog in recent months. A lot has happened during this time. Now that things are settling down I will try to give you a concise update.

The Sisters in Aru and Kampala were so helpful and understanding during this time, for the wonderful warmth of the VOICA community in Aru, and for the support of my family, especially my uncle Bob. Thank you also to all of you who prayed for me.

In Aru, the computer center classes are going very well, the new classrooms for the elementary school are nearly completed and there are big hopes for a new library. On November 21, Luca returned home to Italy after completing his year of service. His presence is certainly missed. The bakery continues to produce bread thanks to the two Congolese men Luca trained as bakers. Fausto is back in Aru after spending over two weeks in Kampala for medical care. Liz and Kyle are quickly learning about mission life.

I am planning on staying in Colorado through the holidays as I discern my next steps. Going back to Congo is a possibility. Please continue to pray for the sisters and volunteers in Aru, and that I discern wisely which direction to take.

I wish you all a blessed Advent season.

Love,

Tricia

8 comments:

Mark said...

Tricia,
Let us know if you're in the Denver Metro area and could use any help. It's hard to do much with my little ones under foot but would be glad to help in any way possible.
Kristi Kremer

The Medina's said...

oh my gosh....you are so strong!!We need to meet up before you go traveling again. Selena's class from last year were excited to receive the letters from your students...did you get the note Gabe sent back???I know it took him along time but he has been busy adjusting to high school and doing a good job of it.. he has maintained a 3.8 consistantly.. let me know what your schedule looks like and we will pray for you to stay healthy...720-495-4113

Di Bratt said...

We are all so thankful for God's healing hands on you Tricia...may He continue to guide you on your journey...
Enjoy your family and friend's love this wonderful holiday season...
May God raise you UP!!!!
You inspire me with your committment to being all you can for His GLory
love ya...Di :)

Gail said...

Tricia,
Larry and I are so thankful you are home with your folks and doing well. We have spoken and prayed for you often.
Love,
Gail

Tricia said...

Dear Diane,

Thank you so much for your concern, prayers and support. I hope 2009 holds many blessings for you!

Love,

Tricia

Tricia said...

Dear Kristi and Mark,

I really appreciate your offer of help in the midst of your many parental duties! I've been feeling fine, and my family has been taking great care of me. I hope that you enjoyed your first Christmas with your beautiful daughters!

Tricia

Tricia said...

Dear Jen,

I'm so glad that you got the letters from my students. They were really into that project! If they want to respond, I'm sure the girls in Aru would be delighted and I could have Liz bring them the letters.
I didn't get Gabe's letter until I had already departed from Aru...I see what I can do about that. I'm glad that your kids are doing so well.

Love,

Tricia

Tricia said...

Dear Gail and Larry,

Thank you so much for your concern, and for keeping me in touch with Maryknoll. I hope you had a wonderful time over the holidays.

Love,

Tricia