It has been a little while since our last update, and maybe you are wondering how Shannon’s village trip went. The short answer is: wonderfully! You can read more details and see a few pictures here.
One of the downsides to life in a tropical climate is the large insect population, mosquitos especially. While Shannon was in the village, she got quite a few bug bites, one of which likely resulted in a virus called chikungunya (similar to dengue fever or the zika virus). Shortly after returning from her travels, she got a high fever, itchy rash, headache, etc. that lasted about a week. Then, the second stage of the virus set in with severe arthritis pain in her joints. She is doing better each day and is easing back into resuming her regular workload, but still from home.
Brian continues to work on the final details of the new payroll system, as well as preparing a new website for the Cameroon branch. The computer services department is very busy, and Brian is glad to have great colleagues. He and the kids have been playing soccer in their free time as well as doing some extra cooking and cleaning.
We really want to thank you for partnering with us in this work; we are so encouraged when we think about the people that are participating with us in Bible translation here in Cameroon!
Please thank God for:
- protecting and caring for us each day,
- deepening friendships (Shannon’s sickness has opened the door for others to come alongside and love on us.)
- safety in travel and the productive noun workshop in February.
Thank you for praying. We would appreciate your prayers for:
- good health: in addition to Shannon’s virus, stomach troubles and bug bites are a common problem for all of us, and Eila has been having some bad headaches lately;
- continued development of friendships and adjustments to cultural differences.